Psychology: Research Methods

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What are the 3 features of science?
1. Falsifiability. 2. Replicability. 3. Objectivity.
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What is meant by falsifiability?
Scientific theories should be able to be disproved by evidence.
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What is meant by objectivity?
Collecting data in an unbiased and objective manner. There can be no subjectivity in the research.
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What is meant by replicability?
The findings should be replicable, so others can do the same procedure to check. Findings obtained should consistent.
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Identify the 6 steps of Popper's scientific method.
1. Identify the problem (can come from observations or previous research) 2. Develop a hypothesis about the problem (must be predictive and testable) 3. Devise a study to test the hypothesis. 4. Analyse and evaluate the results to determine whether t
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