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Chapter 2

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Chapter Two The research enterprise in psychology Goals of the scientific enterprise - Hypothesis: a tentative statement about the relationship between two or more variable. - Variables: any measurable conditions, events, characteristics, or behaviors that are controlled or observed in the study. - To build a better understanding of behavior, they construct theories. (theory: a system of interrelated ideas used to explain a set of observations) - A scientific theory must be testable empirical test. Steps in a scientific investigation: - 1) Formulate a testable hypothesis. Clear formulations are provided by operational definitions describes the actions or operations that will be used to measure or control a variable. - 2) Select the research method and design the study. Figure out how to put the hypothesis to an empirical test. www.notesolution.com
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