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CHAPTER 2 Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology by Ronald Riggio
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Social Scientific Research Methods Social scientific research methods enable an I/O psychologist to study a specific issue objectively. Objectivity is the unbiased approach to observation and interpretations of behavior.
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Social Scientific Research Methods The goals of I/O psychology include the ability to describe, explain, and predict phenomena. As an applied science, I/O psychology also has the goal of attempting to control or alter behavior to obtain desired outcomes.
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Social Scientific Research Methods The first step in conducting research is to specify the problem or issue to be studied. The second step is to take those elements the researcher intends to measure and develop hypotheses.
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Social Scientific Research Methods Variables are the elements measured in research investigations. Hypotheses are statements about the supposed relationships between or among variables. By testing hypotheses, a researcher may be able to develop a theory or model. A theory or model is an organization of beliefs into a representation of the factors that affect behavior.
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Social Scientific Research Methods The third step in the research process involves selecting the research design. The type of design will depend upon several factors, such as the research setting, the degree of control the researcher has, and the research questions.
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Social Scientific Research Methods The fourth step in the research process is data collection.
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