Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts 12th Board Exam
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Answer the following question in detail: Write detailed information of the experimental method in psychology. - Psychology

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Answer the following question in detail:

Write detailed information of the experimental method in psychology.

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  • The experimental method is one of the scientific methods to study behaviour.
  • In the experimental method, experimenter conducts experiments on participants by following certain steps. These steps are:
  1. Identifying problem
  2. Developing a hypothesis
  3. Selecting an experimental design and standardising the experimental procedure
  4. Conducting an experiment and collecting data
  5. Analysing data
  6. Drawing conclusions
  • Some of the important features of the experimental method are as follows:
  1. It is one of the most objective methods of collecting data.
  2. It facilitates accurate observations under controlled conditions.
  3. It helps in finding out the cause and effect relationship between two or more variables.
  4. The findings of the experimental method are verifiable.
  • The experimental method has assigned the status of science to Psychology.
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Balbharati Psychology 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 1 Psychology : A Scientific Discipline
Exercises | Q Q.7. (1) | Page 11
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