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How to Conduct a Psychology Experiment

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Conducting a psychology experiment

Do you need to perform an experiment for your psychology class? Don't panic! Learn more about ten of the steps you should follow in order to successfully complete a psychology experiment.

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Conducting your first psychology experiment can be a long, complicated, and intimidating process. It can be especially confusing if you are not quite sure where to begin or which steps to take. Like other sciences, psychology utilizes the scientific method and bases conclusions upon empirical evidence. When conducting an experiment, it is important to follow the five basic steps of the scientific method:

  1. Ask a question that can be tested
  2. Design a study and collect data
  3. Analyze results and reach conclusions
  4. Share the results with the scientific community
  5. Replicate the results

These five steps serve as a general outline of the entire process. Continue reading by clicking the link below to get more details the ten steps you should follow while conducting your psychology experiment.

Step 1: Find a Problem or Question to Research

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