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Chapter 1 (Redo)

by: Allison Coley

Chapter 1 (Redo) PSYC 3980

Allison Coley
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Research Design in Psychology
Robert P. Mahan

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Research Design in Psychology
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Date Created: 08/10/15
Research Design In Psychology Chapter 1 Complete Overview i Journalists relay psychological information to the general public but their writings are not scientifically reviewed Ie the rise of poppsychology True Psychology 0 Psychologist Scientist Empiricist Empiricism knowledge based on what can be physically observed and measured Systematic unbiased observations amp experiments lead to the best research A good theory is I Supported by data I Falsifiable I Parsimonious Parsimony the simplest explanation is best I Never proved Research accounts for a percentage of cases not all Types of Research gt Applied Research works directly with real world problems Ex A specific business needs to know how to expand client base gt Basic Research a general understanding of a subject Ex A professor publishes a specified study on how music affects memory gt Translational Research applies solutions to specific issues Ex A new therapy using calming techniques is tested on patients with anxiety Steps to Organize Research Research Design In Psychology 1 Propose a theory Theory a statement or set of statements describing how variables relate 11 Form a hypothesis Hypothesis an explanation of how why III Collect the data IV Organize the data V Publish Publishing Process Research Journal H Peer Review 0 The more peer reviews the more updated and improved the communication I Citation Morling B 2012 1 Psychology Is a Way of Thinking In Research methods in psychology Evaluating a world of information Second ed NY Norton amp Company


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