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PSY 203 Week 3 Notes

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PSY 203 Week 3 Notes PSY 203

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Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
P J Urcuioli

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WARNING: This set of notes is minimal do the minimal amount of material covered this week. Thank you, Labor Day :). I wouldn't want anyone to spend extra $ and then be sorely disappointed. Feel fr...
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Derek Notetaker on Friday September 11, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 203 at Purdue University taught by P J Urcuioli in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 97 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology in Psychlogy at Purdue University.


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Date Created: 09/11/15
PSY 203 Intro to Research Methods in Psychology Week 3 Notes gt quotquot Note As Monday was Labor day and the class we had on Wednesday was mostly dedicated to the hypothesis activity the notes for this week are very minimal The Basic Assumptions of Science 0 Realism The essence of science is that it is happening in the real world with realistic means and ends 0 Uniformity in nature 0 Science is lawful it is orderly empirical 39 Determinism 0 What is observed re ects causeeffect relationships between two variables 0 Discoverability 0 Science can identify causes of phenomena of interest 0 In other words where there is an effect there is a cause for it Science as ProblemSolving 1 Generate hypothesis 2 Test hypothesis by collecting data 3 Evaluate ideas by seeing if your data t 0 If your data do fit then collect more 0 If your data do not fit then you must revisereject your hypothesis gt quotquotkAnd that is IT Everything covered in class minus the activity we performed and the activity was in essence just an exercise in formulating and testing hypotheses in class which is something you can simply ask people in class about there was no discussion over the activity s relevance in connection to the subject material covered in lecture


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