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PSY 3791
Pamela Shapiro

Conducting Research Chapter 2IWhat is a theoryaTheoryiA theory is a plausible or scientifically acceptable wellsubstantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomenon and predict the characteristics of as yet unobserved phenomenon iiExplains some aspect of the natural world only observable confirmable things can have a theoryiiiThe theory successfully accounts for known phenomena and has correctly predicted the outcomes of new observationsivTheory applies in a variety of circumstances to predict a specific set of phenomena and it predicts the characteristics of as yet unobserved phenomenaIITheory Vs hypothesisaTwo are distinctly differentbBoth testablecHypothesisiTentative explanation for an observation phenomenon or scientific problem that can be tested by further investigationiiRelatively simple
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