Controversies in Psychological Research
explain what is meant by the terms ‘science’ and ‘scientific method’;
discuss the use of scientific method in psychology;
consider alternatives to the scientific approach to psychology;
explain what is meant by cultural bias in psychological theory and research studies;
identify ways in which racial and gender bias may affect psychological theory and research studies; and
suggest ways in which cultural bias may be overcome.
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