How Would You Define Research?

How would you define research? How can research help your organization save money? How do statistics relate to research? At the onset of this class, with only reading the first chapter of the textbook, I would describe research as a systematic approach to the predication of future events in light of reproducible, measurable experimentation. My... Continue Reading →

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Psychology as a Scientific Discipline

How does psychology as a scientific discipline differ from the casual observations we make about the world in everyday life? What are the similarities? Psychology, as a scientific discipline, is built upon testable, empirical data which has been obtained through the use of the scientific method. Now, of course, this does not apply to all... Continue Reading →

Example of the Scientific Method in Action

Plainly stated the scientific method involves taking an observation, asking a question about that observation, brainstorming possible answers culminating in the most probable answer, quantitatively testing that answer, and finally coming to a conclusion as to whether the most probable answer is the best answer given the test results. At that point, if the most... Continue Reading →

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