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Unformatted text preview: 03:08 Scientific Methods what is science? how do we begin to ask questions? how do we collect information? how do we make sense out of what we collect? what can we say when we are all done? Misconceptions about science Science is always correct- science makes mistakes, change what we learned in the past based on updated research, best knowledge at a point in time Science is always conducted via an idealized method- lots of mistakes along the way, think you understand something but than realize that you don’t, these mistakes lead to new discoveries, go back and fix what was wrong Science is always conducted with perfect objectivity- scientists have preconceptions, expectations, and biases which can influence the questions that we ask, and the way in which we see behavior, beliefs change perception Science is simply a collection of facts- how the facts are put together, and the story...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PSYCH 202 taught by Professor Roberts during the Fall '06 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Fall '06