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University of Toronto Scarborough
Anna Nagy

Chapter 2 Where to Start Motivation to conduct scientific research derives from a natural curiosity about the worldHypothesis and PredictionsHypothesis tentative idea or question that is waiting for evidence to support or refute ito Scientific research attempt to test hypothesizes A type of idea or question is makes a statement about something that may be trueNext the researcher will design a study to test the hypothesis Data must be collected and evaluated in terms of whether the evidence is consistent or inconsistent with the hypothesis Next the researcher makes a prediction a statement that makes an assertion concerning what will occur in a particular research investigationo If the statement is confirmedhypothesis is supported if nothypothesis rejected or conduct further research using different methods to study the hypothesis When the results of a study confirm a predication the hypothesis is only supported not proven Who we study A Note on TerminologyParticipantssubjects the individuals that participate in research projects Publication Manual of the American Psychological recommends partici
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