Social Psychology

Student Learning Program

Chapter 2: Asking and answering research questions

Key Terms

scientific theory
A statement that satisfies three requirements: It is about constructs; it describes causal relations; and it is general in scope, although the range of generality differs for different theories

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In this chapter

  1. Chapter 2 introduction
  2. Research questions and the role of theory
  3. Testing theories: From theory to research
  4. The role of ethics and values in research
  5. Chapter overview (PDF)
  6. Fill-in-the-blanks
  7. Multiple-choice questions