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Lecture 3

Lecture 3 Notes

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Gerald Cupchik

C18: Lecture 3 Scholasticism: Isnt thinking in a critical way You have an ideatheory in mind that lead you to hypotheses in the real world Deductive: you dont care what the specificities is in experiencing loss, i.e. the variation of sadness Focus is making multiple observations in the phenomenon Hold off on moving to the macro level Do it in way thats driven by the observations you made You need to have multiple frames of reference, multiple dependable measures Quantitative research: you are following a operational definition e.g. How many hours of sleep did he have last night? Qualitative research: inductive; collecting writing, conducting interviews, have them speak to you at length; then you analyze and find themes and things particular to the individual Controversy: you shouldnt be doing qualitative research; because it is not numerical; cannot deal with confounding variables very well Wundt felt qualitative and quantitative are complementary Experimental psychology Lower mental activities, cannot study in laboratory Quantitative methods Social psychology High order mental activity Problem solving, actively thinking about the world Cant learn about these in isolated context Qualitative methods Qualitative weaknesses: Increased chance to be biased the more you know your clients Quantitative weaknesses:
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