The Basic Process For Conducting Psychology Research

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Long time ago psychology was based on theory formulated hypotheses, which nobody was able to test. Wilhelm Wundt realised that the science of psychology is based on experience. Driven by this thought he established the first psychological laboratory in 1879 at Leipzig Univerity. With this, allowing psychological theory formulated hypotheses and questions may be examined in a controlled enviroment. With this Wundt laid the foundations of modern scientific psychology. Since Wundt many different research methods been invented. The basic process for conducting psychology research involves asking a question, designing a study, collecting data, analysing results, reaching conclusions and sharing the findings. Case studies, surveys, naturalistic observation, and laboratory observation are some of the examples of descriptive or correlational research methods psychologists use to conduct their studies.

Case study a collection of data about a person, event, group, or community. The data can be primary or secondary, and it is can be collected from many places, such as: employer 's report, medical report, school report, personal experience, psychological evaluation, survey, interviews, ect. A good case study, according to Professor Paul Lawrence is:
“the vehicle by which a chunk of reality is brought into the classroom to be worked over by the class and the instructor. A good case keeps the class discussion grounded upon some of the stubborn facts that must be faced in real life
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