PSYA01H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Operational Definition, Central Tendency, Habituation

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8 Jun 2012

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Chapter 2 the ways and means of psychology. Psychologists conduct three major types of scientific research: Only experiments can confirm the existence of cause-and-effect relations among variables); only experiments can positively identify the causal relations among events. Identifying the problem: getting an idea for research. Most research occurs in institutional settings such as universities, where scientists, students, and technicians are all involved in the effort; long-term projects require financial support. Psychological research in canada has historically been supported by the three major research-funding agencies of the canadian government: the natural sciences and. Engineering research council, the social sciences and humanities research council, and the canadian institutes of health research. A hypothesis is the starting point of any study; a hypothesis is a statement, usually designed to be tested by an experiment, that tentatively expresses a cause-and-effect relationship between two or more events.