Experimental Research in Psychology: Methods, Studies & Definition


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Betty is using the scientific method to answer a question. Before forming her hypothesis, she should:

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1. A carefully designed procedure to answer a question is a(n):

2. The variable that the researcher changes is the ____ variable.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz, you'll need to know about the scientific method and types of variables. You'll also need to be able to define vocabulary terms related to psychology research methods.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Challenge yourself with questions on the following:

  • What should be done before developing a hypothesis
  • The term for a procedure designed to answer a question
  • The variable that researchers change
  • The variable that confuses a study's results
  • Which group doesn't receive treatment

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as scientific method and hypothesis
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on experimental research methods in psychology
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the different kinds of variables and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For further insight, review the corresponding lesson called Experimental Research in Psychology: Methods, Studies & Definition. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of the field of psychology
  • The steps of the scientific method
  • Testing hypotheses
  • Groups and variables in experiments
  • A sample psychological research experiment