PSYCH 2 - OUTLINE Modules 4, 5, 6, 58, 59 Psychological...

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OUTLINE – Modules 4, 5, 6, 58, 59 Psychological Research 1. The need for psychological science A. problems with common sense 2. Research Methods in Psychology A. The scientific method B. Descriptive research C. Correlational research D. Experimentation 4. Statistical significance in psychology
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The Need for Psychological Science (Limits of common sense) 1. Overconfidence 2. Hindsight bias “I knew it all along…” Surprise Findings:
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“do research ” in psychology? ± Research begins with a hunch or hypothesis Where do hypotheses come from?- Your Theories ± Dissatisfaction with other’s theories ± New questions about research ± Personal Observation ± You have to test your hypothesis (is it true?) – RESEARCH! A summary of Research Methods: Descriptive – Description - What is the nature of the phenomenon? Correlational – Prediction – From knowing X can we predict Y? Experimental –
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PSYCH 2 - OUTLINE Modules 4, 5, 6, 58, 59 Psychological...

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