Advantages of the Scientific method essay

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The scientific method is Falsifiable
Aim- test hyps by falsifying null. Advantage=allows rule out theories when contradicts prediction. Milgram disproved hyp. Whereas criticism Freud lack of proof untestable therefore unfalsifiable
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The scientific method is Objective
not based on subjective opinion but facts and evidence. produce highly valid data. L + R double b couldnt con/uncon contaminate.G+G observer bias researchers knew Washoe reducing the validity
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The scientific method is Replicable
controlled and standardised procedures allow repeated. check results are reliable. Reliability suggests results robust not fluke. Rep important see cross cultural differences in area. Asch range of countries. Millgram low ec v but rep so high ec v
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The scientific method has high Control
Evs controlled= c+e IV and DV e.g drugs+anxiety Bandura same conditions but endings(IV) concluded endings(IV) = childrens behaviour(DV) more valid and relaible
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The scientific method uses Quantitative data
large rep samples allow quantitative data. not subjective and open to interpretation,analysed, manipulated compared easily. e.g Buss 10000 ps analysed+compared countries demonstrate male mate selection differ female
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not based on subjective opinion but facts and evidence. produce highly valid data. L + R double b couldnt con/uncon contaminate.G+G observer bias researchers knew Washoe reducing the validity

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The scientific method is Objective

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controlled and standardised procedures allow repeated. check results are reliable. Reliability suggests results robust not fluke. Rep important see cross cultural differences in area. Asch range of countries. Millgram low ec v but rep so high ec v

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Evs controlled= c+e IV and DV e.g drugs+anxiety Bandura same conditions but endings(IV) concluded endings(IV) = childrens behaviour(DV) more valid and relaible

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large rep samples allow quantitative data. not subjective and open to interpretation,analysed, manipulated compared easily. e.g Buss 10000 ps analysed+compared countries demonstrate male mate selection differ female

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