scientific method steps
define a problem /state a hypothesis/gather and observe information/interpret and analyse the observations/state a conclusion
Research is replicable when others can repeat it and get the same results.
social scientist can control the conditions that result in the behaviour of the subjects involved.
when subjects are not aware that they are part of an experiment.
the group that is not manipulated. It is the foundational point that the experimental group is measured against.
the group being treated, or otherwise manipulated for the sake of the experiment. This group is identical to the control group EXCEPT that it is manipulated
research method in which information is obtained by asking many individuals (research participants) a fixed set of questions (verbally)
research method in which information is obtained by having research participants answer a written set of questions.
ways we gain unscientific knowledge
frame of reference
includes all the experiences in our lives that shape personal opinion
judgments made about groups based on exaggerated or distorted characteristics, and applying them to individuals associated to that group
stories passed down through the generations that help us learn about human behaviour
traditional sayings, stemming
from agricultural roots, that explain human