Is Psychology a Science


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____________ Methods involve testing to find out if something is true or not in order to collect facts
Empirical
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Scientific knowledge is based on ________________ which involves finding out the truth rather than the experimenter finding what they want to find
Objectivity
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Scientific knowledge is based on ______________- which involves validating your results by repeating the test
Replicability
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A __________ is needed to make sense of the facts
Theory
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This is how the validity of a theory is tested
Hypothesis
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This is the method where the researcher creates a hypothesis before forming a theory
Induction
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This is the method where the researcher creates a theory before forming a hypothesis and testing it. If the findings contradict the theory, amendments will be made
Deduction
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Psychology is a science as it gets empirical knowledge through
Research
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___________(1927) argued that experimenters change the behaviour of what is being observed even in physics
Heisenberg
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Psychology is a ____________________ which is dangerous as psychologies can claim their discoveries as facts
pseudoscience
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Scientific knowledge is based on ________________ which involves finding out the truth rather than the experimenter finding what they want to find

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Objectivity

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Scientific knowledge is based on ______________- which involves validating your results by repeating the test

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A __________ is needed to make sense of the facts

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This is how the validity of a theory is tested

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