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PSY 210 Week 1 Checkpoint Research Methods With Appendix B

PSY 210 Week 1 Checkpoint Research Methods With Appendix B

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Appendix B
Complete the following chart. The first column shows the name of a researchmethod used in psychology. In the second column, write a brief description of that research method. In the third column, provide a situation when this methodcould be applied.
Research Method Description Application
Scientific methodUsing daily experiences,common beliefs, andscientific observations todevelop theories toexplain observationswhich lead to ahypotheses aboutbehavior and mentalprocesses.Exposure to TV violencemight make elementaryschool children have ahigher tendency to beaggressive towardspeers.Case study methodThe researcheinterviews one person or a small group of people.The researcher maystudy records of specificindividuals.Interviewing or reviewingthe records of peoplewho experienced physicalabuse as a child todetermine their likelihoodto be involved indomestic violence as anadult.Survey methodUses questionnaires,interviews, or publicrecords to obtaininformation.Sending out aquestionnaire todetermine the public'sopinion on what peopleare looking for in politicalcandidates.Naturalistic observationmethodObserves behavior in theenvironment where itnaturally occurs.Observing kindergartenchildren in a classroom todetermine how thisspecific age rangeinteracts with peers.Correlation methodUsing statistical methodsto describe positive andnegative relationshipsbetween variables.A lot of stress increasesthe likelihood that aperson will over eat.There is a connectionbetween stress, over eating, and obesity.
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