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abstract

The section of a research report that summarizes the entire study.

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discussion

The section of a research report in which the researcher considers the research results from various perspectives.

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falsifiability

The principle that a good scientific idea or theory should be capable of being shown to be false when tested using scientific methods.

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hypothesis

A statement that makes an assertion about what is true in a particular situation; often, a statement asserting that two or more variables are related to one another

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introduction

The section of a research report in which the researcher outlines the problem that has been investigated

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literature review

A narrative summary of the research that has been conducted on a particular topic.

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method

The section of a research report in which the researcher provides information about exactly how the study was conducted , including any details necessary for the reader to replicate or repeat the study.

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parsimony

The scientific principle stating that if two theories are equally effective at explaining a phenomenon, the simpler of the two theories is preferrable.

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prediction

A statement that makes an assertion concerning what will occur in a particular research investigation.

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PsycINFO

The American Psychological Association's searchable computer database system that includes coverage of journal publications from the 1800s to the present.

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results

The section of a research report in which the researcher presents the findings.

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theory

A framework that attempts to organize and explain various findings relating to a particular phenomenon, and in doing so generates new, testable hypotheses about that phenomenon.

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Web of Science

A searchable database that allows searches for articles that cite a particular older article