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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Scientific Evidence that Supports Evolution

Post your response to the following: Given Darwin’s theory of evolution, what scientific evidence best supports evolution by natural selection? One example I found of evidence that supports evolution by natural selection is the rat snake found in the southeastern United States (Evolution, 2005). Regional adaptation has occurred in the several different types of rat... Continue Reading →

Research Methods: Advantages and Disadvantages

List the advantages and disadvantages of the following research methods: Research Method Advantages Disadvantages Case Study Case studies provide rich detail that can be used to determine complex psychological problems. Case studies can also be used as tentative support for a theory or even as a challenge to a theory’s assumptions. Case studies offer a... Continue Reading →

Psychology Research Methods

Complete the following chart. The first column shows the name of a research method used in psychology. In the second column, write a brief description of that research method. In the third column, provide a situation when this method could be applied. Scientific Method Description: A method of testing observations through scientific experimentation. There are... Continue Reading →

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