Flashcards in 2.2 Sources Of Ideas Deck (15):
One source of ideas that can be tested is the body of knowledge called ____ ____ – the things we all believe to be true.
Observations of personal and social events can provide many ideas for research, called ____ of the ____ ____ __.
observation of the world around us
Much research in the behavioural sciences tests ____ of behaviour.
A ____ consists of a systematic body of ideas about a particular topic or phenomenal.
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
Theories ____ ___ ____ by focusing our thinking so that we notice new aspects of behaviour – theories guide our observations of the world.
generate new knowledge
The theory generates hypotheses about behaviour, and the researcher conducts studies to ____ the hypotheses. If the studies confirm the hypotheses, the theory is ____.
As more and more ____ accumulates that is consistent with the theory, we become more confident that the theory is correct.
A scientific theory is grounded in actual data from prior ____ as well as numerous hypotheses that are consistent with the theory.
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.
Research is also stimulated by ____ problems that can have immediate applications.
Web Info1: is the site associated with a major ____ institution or research organisation?
Web Info 2: Is information provided on the people who are responsible for the site? Can you check on the ____ of these individuals?
Web Info 3: Is the information ____?