This chapter covered the research methods involved in psychology and other sciences. As is there is very little that is particularly interesting in this chapter this is one of the toughest to write on. Any scientific minded person has probably taken other science classes and learned part of and if not all of this in those previous classes. The only thing i find somewhat interesting is the necessity of the topics discussed. The scientific method is the main focus of this chapter. That is because it is the backbone of science. All experiments must be completed in compliance with this. Other topics covered included ethics and possible interference with scientific research. Examples of this are hindsight bias, the tendency to overestimate how well we could have done and overconfidence, the tendency to overestimate our ability to make correct predictions. Everything contained in this chapter must be kept in mind during scientific thinking.
Chapter 2: Research Methods
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