Monthly Archives: November 2013

Friday 29th November 2013

The observer effect is also known as the hawthorne effect. The hawthorne effect is defined as “a form of reactivity whereby subjects improve or modify an aspect of their behavior, which is being experimentally measured in response to the fact … Continue reading

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Paradigm Shifts

-Defined as a “common theory” that has changed, a “metamorphosis”, examples include- foot binding in china, the earth is “flat”, Darwin’s theory of evolution Every so often, scientific discoveries “shift” paradigms. A group of scientists or perhaps one scientist works … Continue reading

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Human Sciences

Some examples of Human Sciences include: Anthropology, Geography, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Economics What are the issues and claims? For social sciences, we record and collect data through the use of Questionnaires, Surveys, Interviews, Observations, Gathering and interpretation of statistics, … Continue reading

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Natural Sciences

Scientific Method: Goal: To explain certain situations in the natural world with an unbiased manner Overview: 1) Observation 2) Hypothesis/Reasoning 3) Test hypothesis by doing an experiment 4) Analyze and interpret results/peer reviews, are there any exceptions/anomalies? if so, go … Continue reading

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