PSY326Week1DQ1 - There are only a few similarities when...

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There are only a few similarities when comparing how a researcher and non-researcher solve a problem. They identify a problem, make a plan and then share and report results. The similarity between conducting psychological research and working on a detective case are striking. A detective has to know the boundaries and limitations of the case (researchers develops a research question). A detective eliminates suspects, (researchers exercises control over unwanted factors), gathers evidence (researchers conducts the experiment and makes observations), proposes a solution (researchers analyzes research results and offers an interpretation) and offers a solution to the jury (researchers share their results and what they interpret with their peers) (Smith & Davis, 2010). To ensure the credibility of results and to make sure no one is harmed or in danger through the experimental process researchers use ethics and ethical procedures . However, detectives have enough flexibility when it comes to certain methods to draw
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course PSY326 326 taught by Professor Angelawillis during the Spring '11 term at Ashford University.

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