What is Science
- the way of knowing
o accuracy vs inaccuracy, good or bad
o gaining information about the world
Ways of knowing:
- tenacity: acceptance of a belief based on the idea we have always known it to be this
o not always
One should never confuse an open mind with an empty mind - Carl Sagan.
I. Summary: The Process of doing research
A. The Idea
Eg. Who is better-Lady Gaga or Katy Perry?
Eg. Phinease Gage
B. Develop Research Question
Chapter 12 Observational and Survey Research Methods
Observational Research: provide clear and accurate descriptions of behavior
- Varieties of Observational Research
o Levels of interaction from the observer (interaction vs. no interaction)
o Behaviors o
Chapter 5: Introduction to Experimental Research
Recall from Chapter 1.
- Description: describe behavioral and social phenomenon by
identifying regularly occurring sequences of events
- Prediction: make claims about future events due to predictable