When you can accomplish the learning objectives for this lesson, you should begin work on the progress evaluation.This progress evaluation contains 14 questions worth 1–3 points each, for a total of 20 points. You may use any assigned readings, your notes, and other course-related materials to complete this assignment.

This lesson will introduce you to various approaches to knowledge. You will be encouraged to think critically about how we come to know the things we know. We will explore the scientific method and compare it to alternative approaches to knowledge. This lesson will lay the foundation for the remainder of the course, which will include explanations of how the scientific method is employed in psychological research.

Reading Assignment

Research Methods in Psychology
  • Chapter 1, “Introduction to the Scientific Method” (pages 1–30)

Progress Evaluation to Submit

When you can accomplish the learning objectives for this lesson, you should begin work on the progress evaluation.This progress evaluation contains 14 questions worth 1–3 points each, for a total of 20 points. You may use any assigned readings, your notes, and other course-related materials to complete this assignment.

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