Flashcards - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

Flashcards - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
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case study
A case study is about a person, group, or situation that has been studied over time
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Quantitative research
In natural sciences and social sciences, quantitative research is the systematic empirical investigation of observable phenomena via statistical, mathematical or computational techniques
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scientific method
The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge
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Authority
The word authority can be used to mean the right to exercise power given by the State , or by academic knowledge of an area
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hypothesis
A hypothesis is a proposed explanation for a phenomenon
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experiment
An experiment is a procedure carried out to support, refute, or validate a hypothesis
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experiment
An experiment is a procedure carried out to support, refute, or validate a hypothesis
hypothesis
A hypothesis is a proposed explanation for a phenomenon
Authority
The word authority can be used to mean the right to exercise power given by the State , or by academic knowledge of an area
scientific method
The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge
Quantitative research
In natural sciences and social sciences, quantitative research is the systematic empirical investigation of observable phenomena via statistical, mathematical or computational techniques
case study
A case study is about a person, group, or situation that has been studied over time
diagnosis
Medical diagnosis is the process of determining which disease or condition explains a person's symptoms and signs
empirical evidence
Empirical evidence, also known as sense experience, is the knowledge or source of knowledge acquired by means of the senses, particularly by observation and experimentation
descriptive research
Descriptive research is used to describe characteristics of a population or phenomenon being studied
research designs
A research design is the plan of a research study
falsifiable
Falsifiability or refutability of a statement, hypothesis, or theory is the inherent possibility that it can be proved false
causation
Causation is the "causal relationship between conduct and result"

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