PSYCHOLOGY DAY 3 - Variable o The factor you want to...

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PSYCHOLOGY DAY 3; Lecture 2 – Research Methodology Science vs. pseudoscience o Science Should be reproducible o Pseudoscience Sometimes cannot necessarily be reproduced Theory o A lens or framework for understanding how/why certain events are related o Not necessarily true; they are only as true as the amount of evidence/research available to support it Hypothesis o Tentative explanation/prediction
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Unformatted text preview: Variable o The factor you want to explore o Operational definition is needed so that the variable is measurable A good theory is… o Testable o Parsimonious o Supported by new research o Incorporates existing facts/observations within a single framework Go over steps in scientific research You cannot imply cause and effect from correlation...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 1000 taught by Professor Fazakas-dehoog during the Spring '11 term at UWO.

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