By: Paul Schingle
In psychology, or in any of the sciences, one must distinguish the difference between causation and correlation. Some correlations are causative. When the sun comes out, it gets lighter, or it gets warmer. This is a causative correlation. The first act, the sun rising, causes...
Research specializations in psychology
By: Effie Moore Salem
Research plays a major role in psychology and each branch of this mind study science has its own peculiar ways and means of securing the knowledge it needs. While that is a known fact, it’s also important that psychology as a broad umbrella science...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
The science of psychology is one where there are many approaches to solve, work with and explain what is happening with the mind. Each of the theories has merit. It is more a matter of personal preferences and some take a bit from each to...
By: Sophia Williams
A scientific investigation is a process involving five steps, which are designed to confirm an idea or opinion put forward based on a question to be answered. This investigation will possibly provide new knowledge or discoveries, correct a previous finding, or further enhance an earlier...
Experimental and control groups explained
By: T. Scott Randolph
Whenever something is being tested you need two groups (at a minimum) to get accurate results. These are often known as the experimental group and the control group. If you don't have the testing set up in this fashion, it will be very hard to...
Five steps used in scientific investigation
By: Kimberly Davis - 523725
A scientific experiment is defined as a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement and experiment, and the formulation, testing and modification of hypotheses. Simply put a scientific experiment follows a five step process that...
Five steps used in scientific investigation
By: Sarah Cagle
All scientific investigations are based around five fundamental steps. Without these steps, each experiment would be conducted in a different manner, and it would next to impossible for other scientists to replicate the results of any experiment. Having a standard set of steps also ensures...
Classical criminology explained
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Classical criminology came into existence during the middle of the eighteenth century as a result of an aversion towards the barbaric system of justice and punishment of those days. Utopian and social contract writers Jeremy Bentham and Cesare Beccaria were the main proponents of this...
Classical criminology explained
By: Christine Zibas
The Classical School of Criminology dates back to the end of the feudal system in Europe. During the Enlightenment, many philosophers (none more than Italian Cesare Beccaria) began to think of crime and punishment in a new way. Under the old system, a felon was...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Experimental and control groups are used extensively by medical and psychological research personnel and also by people taking surveys. They are used with all sorts of things not just people. Animals, plants, and especially chemicals provide answers to the questions that people want to know...

 

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