PSYC 226 Ch 1, 1.11.12

PSYC 226 Ch 1, 1.11.12 - The Scientific Method...

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The Scientific Method Research Methods Chapter 1
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Overview Ways of acquiring knowledge Strengths/weaknesses of these Steps of the scientific method Framework for conducting research
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Why bother with research methods?
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Systematic way of gathering and interpreting  information “Common language” among scientists Why research methods?
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Systematic way of gathering and interpreting  information “Common language” among scientists Why research methods?
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Why research methods? One research study can lead to the next Many scientists study the same subject their  whole career
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Why research methods? Understanding others’ research and/or  conducting your own Science v. pseudoscience:  Pseudoscience is based on non-scientific theory  (astrology, aromatherapy, etc.) Based on faith or belief
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Methods of acquiring knowledge Method of tenacity:  Trusting an idea/belief because it is accepted as fact 
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course PYSC 226 taught by Professor Levens during the Spring '09 term at South Carolina.

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PSYC 226 Ch 1, 1.11.12 - The Scientific Method...

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