PSYCO104 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Operational Definition, Kilogram, Meta-Analysis

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Science can"t ever prove anything- always have to doubt. If two beliefs describe the same phenomenon equally well, we should generally prefer to work with the one that makes the fewest assumptions. Often researchers work in small groups and when they get together, sometimes two groups have really good ideas of what ____ is. There we should apply occams razor and focus on the simpler one. A concept in term of a concrete condition that can be measured. The characteristic of an observation that allows one to draw accurate inferences about it. There is a spectrum form completely irrelevant to exactly what i want to measure . Ex you"re sat isn"t a great example of how you"ll do in uni but its a good idea. Operational definition: definition of a concept in terms of a concrete condition that can be measured. How often someone hits a punching bag, or the force they do it at.

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