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  1. Ch. 2: Where to StartHypotheses & predictions • Hypothesis • An idea or a question waiting for evidence to support or refute it • Specific propositions that logically follow from a theory • Statement relating two or more variables to each other

  2. Ch. 2: Sources of ideas • Common sense • Naturalistic observation • Theories • Past research • Practical problems

  3. Ch. 2 • Library search • Journals • Databases • Psych Abstracts • Psyc Info • PubMed

  4. Ch 2: Parts of a Research article • Title • Good titles • Effects of caffeine on the acoustic startle response • Parenting styles and children’s ability to delay gratification • Poor titles • A study of memory • Effects of feedback, anxiety, cuing, and gender on semantic and episodic memory under two conditions of threat: A test of competing theories

  5. Ch 2: Parts of a Research article • Abstract • Introduction • Methods • Results • Discussion