psych 290 cozby9 cards

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hypothesis

a statement that makes an assertion about what is true in a particular situation, usually a statement asserting that two variables are related to each other

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prediction

a statement that makes an assertion concerning what will occur in a particular research investigation

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alternative explanation

part of casual inference; a potential alternative cause of an observed relationship among variables

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covariation of cause and effect

part of casual inference; observing that a change in one variable is accompanied by a change in the other

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empiricism

use of objective observations to answer a question about the nature of behavior

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peer review

research that is reviewed by other scientists to test validity

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program evaluation

research designed to evaluate programs such as social reform that are designed to produce certain changes or outcomes in a target market

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pseudoscience

claims made on the basis of evidence but is not based on the principles of the scientific method

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temporal precedence

part of casual inference; the cause precedes the effect in a time sequence