WJEC Psychology PY4 - Controversies - The Status of Psychology as a Science

Define these key terms.

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What is science?
A method of research that aims to find general laws that can be used to help us understand and control the world around us.
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What is a controlled observation?
An independent variable (IV) is manipulated and the effects on the dependent variable (DV) is observed.
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What is objective research?
Research that is totally free from personal opinions or prejudices.
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What is falsifiable research?
Research that is able to be proven wrong by others.
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What is replicable research?
Research that has a detailed set of specific precedures that can be easily followed by other researchers to gain the same conclusion.
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What is a paradigm?
A shared set of assumptions about the subject and the methodology of it's study.
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