PSY 313 Week 1 Notes
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Date Created: 09/02/15
PSY 313 Research Methods Week 1 Lecture Notes September 211d 1 What is Research Methodology a De nition An attempt to distill truth from observations and manipulations of the world b Why do Research Methods matter We are consumers of science Hands free cell phone rules No smoking in enclosed public areas Medical diagnosis and treatment Science changes our beliefs How do we acquire methods of knowledge Where do our beliefs come from a 5 Methods of Acquiring Knowledge 1 Method of Tenacity believing something because it s been around for a long period of time eg Opposites attract if you hand itches it means that money is coming your way 2 Method of Authority believing in something because an authority figure expert or someone that you trust says it s true eg A mechanic tells you get quotxquot part fixed on your car your parent telling you to not eat raw cookie dough because you will get sick 3 Method of intuition believing something because it feels rightquot selfdriven eg Hands free devices are safer than holding a phone 4 Rational Method uses logic and reason to infer based on previous reasoning and logic eg The sun will rise tomorrow I will eat dinner at 7 PM 5 Empirical Method based on direct observation should see data yourself evidence based eg hands free devices do not prevent accidents
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