Research in Psychology

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Research in Psychology 17:57 Research is seeking knowledge Scientific Method Rationalism (logic) Sometimes the most logical answer is incorrect Empiricism Can be detected with the senses Make conclusions based on evidence you gain through senses Sophisticated empiricism is through indirect evidence Not  everything detected from senses is always true (illusions) Scientists combine both methods to arrive at most likely valid conclusion Steps of Research Get to know topic Observation Indirect observation (other’s observations/theories) Theory   plausible explanation of data set Come from peer-reviewed journal articles Formulate hypothesis Prediction Operational definition (how abstract variable will be measured) Design Study Experiments Quasi-experiments Non-experiments Descriptive and/or correlational studies Collect Data
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Observation Questionnaires Interviews Archival Data Analyze Data (2 statistical methods)
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