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CSU - PSY 100 - PSY100- Module 2: Research Methods - Class Notes

School: Colorado State University
Department: Psychology
Course: General Psychology
Professor: Lauren Bates
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: research methods, Research Criteria, Scientific Attitude, critical thinking, Forming a Hypothesis, Types of Research, Psychology, Intro to Psychology, GeneralPsychology, PSY100, csu, and Colorado State University
Name: PSY100- Module 2: Research Methods
Description: These notes cover all 3 parts of Module 2 from General Psychology.
Uploaded: 09/03/2018
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background image PSY100-003 
Ryan L. Rahm-Knigge, MS 
Notes from 8/22-8/24 
 
Key Questions/Concepts 
Module 2: Research Strategies 
● The need for PSY science  ○ Research  ■ So much of PSY is intuitive, so why research it? 
■ Is our intuition always right? 
○ Hindsight bias: current wisdom around old information; memory distortions; “I  knew it all along”  ○ Coincidence error: “prediction” from random series; reaction to coincidence as if  it is meaningful  ○ Overconfidence: familiarity ≠ understanding; confidence gets mistaken for  accuracy  ● Scientific attitude  ○ Curious 
○ Skeptical 
○ Humble 
● Critical thinking  ○ Assumptions 
○ Sources of information 
○ Hidden bias 
○ Evidence 
○ Conclusions 
● The scientific method  ○ Question → Collect Data →  Test Hypothesis →  Conclusion →  (repeat cycle)  ● Theory: “connect the dots” given pieces of information  ○ Used to organize 
○ Links facts to principles/broad ideas 
○ How do we develop theories? 
■ Observe behavior 
■ Form hypothesis 
■ If true, theory is supported 
○ Theories can bias observations  ■ Hindsight bias 
■ Confirmations bias 
  So we practice:  

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School: Colorado State University
Department: Psychology
Course: General Psychology
Professor: Lauren Bates
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: research methods, Research Criteria, Scientific Attitude, critical thinking, Forming a Hypothesis, Types of Research, Psychology, Intro to Psychology, GeneralPsychology, PSY100, csu, and Colorado State University
Name: PSY100- Module 2: Research Methods
Description: These notes cover all 3 parts of Module 2 from General Psychology.
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