Psy-210 Appendix B

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Appendix B
May 13, 2011

Complete the following chart. The first column shows the name of a research method used in psychology. In the second column, write a brief description of that research method. In the third column, provide a situation when this method could be applied.

|Research Method                             |Description                                 |Application                                 |
|Scientific method                           |A study approach where data is collected   |This approach would be used if a person was|
|                                           |and observations are made. Based on that   |seeking the answer to a specific question, |
|                                           |data hypotheses are made and tested.       |such as: Are males more aggressive than     |
|                                           |                                           |females?                                   |
|Case study method                           |A study where one or a group of people are |Method would be used to provide data on a   |
|                                           |studied based on a variety of data         |small group of individuals to observe       |
|                                           |collecting techniques such as; real-life   |distinct behavior patterns.                 |
|                                           |observation, personality tests, or         |                                           |
|                                           |interviews                                 |                                           |
|Survey method                               |A study approach in which predetermined     |This approach would be used to gather data |
|                                           |questionnaires or interviews are conducted |when direct observation in a personal       |
|                                           |with a particular...