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the notes cover whats to be on the exam
research methods
Dr. Jane Gaultney
Class Notes
Psychology, research, methods
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ymani Brewer on Tuesday September 20, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to psyc 2101-001 at University of North Carolina - Charlotte taught by Dr. Jane Gaultney in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see research methods in Psychology (PSYC) at University of North Carolina - Charlotte.

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Date Created: 09/20/16
Chapter 5: Scientific Method 1. Identify research question  2. Collect background information  3. Use background information to develop hypothesis  4. Test hypothesis with an experiment  5. Observe & collect data  6. Make a conclusion  Quantitative Research Process 1. Choose topic  2. Review literature  3. Develop a theory to explain observations  4. Develop a hypothesis (if…then.)  5. Test hypothesis using appropriate methodology  6. Analyze & interpret data  7. Relate findings back to starting theory & larger literature  8. Communicate findings  9. Rinse & repeat  Hypotheses   What will happen? (not why)   Use the general implication form   If theory X is true, then DV will change in response to differences in the IV  Technically should be non­directional   For every experimental hypothesis, there is a null (no change/difference) hypothesis  Experimental Hypothesis (H1): Predicts change/difference/association  We find change so we can assume H1 is true? o No because one study doesn’t allow us to test all possible explanations for the  change  o And because we were testing the null   Null hypothesis (H0): Predicts no change o We can find change, allowing us to rule out the H0, but that doesn’t automatically prove H1 *Now we can rule out the null hypothesis but we can’t prove the experimental  hypothesis*


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