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Psychology as a science
Identify key points in the history of psychological science Describe four key features of psychological science Discuss the benefits of taking a scientific approach to study psychological questions Identify 8 steps in the research process and define key terms
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Theories and rationales
Define theory Explain why theory is important to the research Explain why every research study needs a rationale Describe 3 types of rationales for conducting a research study Explain why each hypothesis needs a rationale Describe how theory can provide a rationale for a hypothesis
6  cards
Research qus, hypothesis and testing hypothesis
Identify two types of research questions in psychology State the null and alternative / experimental hypotheses that are generated from each type of research question Define key terms: variation, systematic variation and unsystematic variation Explain the aim and logic of null hypothesis testing Explain the aims and content of critical perspectives on research methods.
8  cards
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15  cards
Populations and samples
Define populations and samples Explain why samples are needed Explain the role of populations and samples in hypothesis tests Describe the links between variation, representativeness and sampling error Explain how sample size (N) and sampling strategy influence sampling error Identify and describe 3 sampling strategies Discuss the considerations involved in choosing an appropriate sampling strategy for a particular research question and population
13  cards
Research design
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21  cards

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