STAN STATE PSYC 2020 - Steps to Doing Research (3 pages)

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California State University Stanislaus
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Psyc 2020 - Introduction to Psychological Methods
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Steps to Doing Research 1 2 3 Review the theory and research related to an area of interest Formulate a hypothesis Design a study to test the hypothesis and make a prediction about the outcome of the study 14 Steps to Doing Research 4 5 6 Conduct the study and collect the necessary data Evaluate the data in terms of the prediction and the hypothesis Adjust the theory as needed based on the new data and report your findings 15 Initial Stages of Research Almost all research begins with some form of a question I wonder if writing summary notes of reading assignments facilitates the understanding of what was read The questions are then restated as a research hypothesis Students who take notes as they read will score higher on a comprehension test than students who don don t 16 1 The Research Hypothesis A research hypothesis is a tentative statement about a relationship between two or more variables Examples of hypotheses Defendant attractiveness will influence jury decisions Children from singlesingle parent homes will be more independent Regular exercise will reduce depression 17 The Research Hypothesis Hypotheses must be testable The concepts used must be operationally defined Operationally defining a concept means that the way you measure a concept is how you define it attractive attractive is operationally defined as receiving a rating above 7 on a 10 point scale independent independent is operationally defined as completing a specified task with no prompts or instructions instructions How would you operationally define depression depression 18 Variables A variable is any event or behavior or characteristic that can change have more than one value Examples of variables are amount of exercise level of attractiveness level of independence weight etc A relationship relationship between variables means that as one variable changes the related related variable also changes For example as the amount of aerobic exercise increases the person person s weight decreases



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