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Chapter 2

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PSYC 2360
Mark Fenske

Chapter 2Developing the Research Hypothesis Getting IdeasBase their research programs around concerns with human problemsGetting ideas about the relationships among variables by observing specific facts is known as the inductive methodConsider the potential limiting conditions of previous researchAttempt to explain conflicting findings in a research areaBe aware of what other research has been done in an area Doing a Literature SearchLocate the research articles and books that contain reports of previous researchhelps prevent duplication of effort and may help you avoid problems that others have hadPrimary sources usually appear in professional journals and secondary sources are documents that contain only summaries or interpretations of the research reports rather than a complete description of them textbooks books written by a single author etcA literature search will be most efficient if is starts at a broad general level and then progresses to more specific levels and starts with the newest available info and uses this info to prog
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