Research, Statistics, and Psychology

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Research, Statistics, and Psychology 1 Research, Statistics, and Psychology Sabrina Armstrong PSY/315 January 23 rd , 2012 Tiffany Cron
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Research, Statistics, and Psychology 2 Research, Statistics, and Psychology People apply scientific research daily in their life; for examples if they should purchase a house, or vehicle, has a career search or the bi-weekly sprint to a store even. These items are bought because of some research on people’s part, why does people purchase stuff and how do they formulate the choices that result in what people buy from research. The scientific method is the process by which scientists, collectively and over time, endeavor to construct an accurate representation of the world. Research is a study or investigation of a subject. An investigation or study uses different methods of research such as the scientific method. Using the scientific method, psychology researchers gather primary and secondary data or information with the secondary data collected first. This data helps psychologists formulate a hypothesis and gather data that will be beneficial to the outcome of the research project. Psychologists doing research use statistics consistently to help them understand, interpret, draw conclusions, and summarize data. Statistics are an essential part of any type of research done by psychologists, scientists, and others. The most common scientific models have seven or eight steps; which are usually as follows: 1. Define the question 2. Observe and gather information 3. Form a hypothesis 4. Perform experiments and collect data 5. Analyze data 6. Interpret data and draw conclusions 7. Report the results 8. Retest Secondary data can be split into two different categories, qualitative data and quantitative data. Qualitative data could include personal notes, published material, diaries, and biographies. Qualitative data is of a more personal in character towards the patient or subject. Quantitative
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