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One source of ideas that can be tested is the body of knowledge called ____ ____ – the things we all believe to be true.

common sense

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Observations of personal and social events can provide many ideas for research, called ____ of the ____ ____ __.

observation of the world around us

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Much research in the behavioural sciences tests ____ of behaviour.

theories

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A ____ consists of a systematic body of ideas about a particular topic or phenomenal.

theory

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Theories ____ and ____ a variety of specific facts or descriptions of behaviour. Such facts and descriptions are not very meaningful by themselves, and so theories are needed to impose a framework on them.

organise and explain

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Theories ____ ___ ____ by focusing our thinking so that we notice new aspects of behaviour – theories guide our observations of the world.

generate new knowledge

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The theory generates hypotheses about behaviour, and the researcher conducts studies to ____ the hypotheses. If the studies confirm the hypotheses, the theory is ____.

test, supported

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As more and more ____ accumulates that is consistent with the theory, we become more confident that the theory is correct.

evidence

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A scientific theory is grounded in actual data from prior ____ as well as numerous hypotheses that are consistent with the theory.

research

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A fourth source of ideas is ____ ____. Becoming familiar with the body of research on a topic is perhaps the best way to generate ideas for new research.

past research

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Research is also stimulated by ____ problems that can have immediate applications.

practical

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Web Info1: is the site associated with a major ____ institution or research organisation?

educational

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Web Info 2: Is information provided on the people who are responsible for the site? Can you check on the ____ of these individuals?

credentials

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Web Info 3: Is the information ____?

current

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Web Info 4: Do links from the site lead to ____ organisations?

legitimate