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focuses on description, explanation, and prediction
focuses on the last one in psychology, Change.
(Scientific method 1/6) Literary review
rsearching method to further comprehend what your trying to know about.
(Scientific method 2/6) Create a hypothesis
an educated guess. Short prediction of how one variable causes an effect to another variable.
(Scientific method 3/6) Research method
Experimental- identify cause and effect
Description- Observe, collect, and record data
Correlational- identify relationships asses how one variable predicts the other.
Biological-identifying biological contributing factors.
(Scientific Method 4/6) Statistical analysis
stats used to evaluate data/ outcome. Use metananalysis if needed
(Scientific method 5/6) Peer review
Let someone else read it and revise it.
(Scientific method 6/6) Take results and create a new theory
a scientific procedure that determines whther variables manipulated by the experimentor have casual effects on other variables
(Experimental 1/7) Independent variable
variable that is manipulated to determine its casual effect on a dependent variable
"VIOLENT TV SHOWS causes aggression"
(experimental 2/7) Dependent variable
variable that is being measured it is affected by independent variable
"violent t.v shows causes AGGRESSION"
(experimental 3/7) Extraneous variable
extra stuff stays the same.
(experimental 4/7) Control group
group of people in which they do not get nothing of what they are experimenting
"gets apple juice instead of alcohol"
(Experimental 5/7) Random sample
get a diversified group to support your conclusion
(experimental 6/7) Single blind study
One person is the experiment, the other is not
(experimental 7/7) double blind study
both of the participants do not know.