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

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Write detailed information of the experimental method in psychology.

Explain the important features of the experimental method in your own words.

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Solution

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. The experimental method is one of the most objective methods of collecting data.
  2. It facilitates accurate observations under controlled conditions.
  3. The experimental method 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.

Concept: Research Methods in 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
SCERT Maharashtra Question Bank 12th Standard HSC Psychology Maharashtra State Board 2022
Chapter 1 Psychology : A Scientific Discipline
Answer in 25 to 30 words | Q 5. (2)
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