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PSYCO105- Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the ..
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University of Alberta
Matthew Russel

[PSYCO105] Comprehensive fall guide including any lecture notes, textbook notes and exam guides.find more resources at Psychology 105 Lecture 1 Wednesday, September 6, 2017 The Research Process 1. Psychological research aims to use scientific methods to investigate human behaviours and minds The Scientific Method ▯. De▯elop a Questio▯ ▯. Add to ▯. Make Theory Predi▯tio▯s ▯. A▯alyze ▯. Test the Data Predi▯tio▯s 1. Develop A Question o Where do Research Questions come from? ▪ Previous research/literature ▪ Disbelief of other theories ▪ Observations from data ▪ Case studies ▪ Everyday observations 2. Make Predictions o Hypotheses ▪ If….the▯…. state▯e▯ts related to phe▯o▯e▯a • If a condition is met, then these consequences should follow • Help us move towards research designs 3. Test the Predictions o Need a plan to carry out research o Important things to decide: ▪ How will you measure things? ▪ What type of research design? Defining Portions of Hypotheses • To test hypotheses, we need clear definitions of key variables find more resources at
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