Write a 200-300 word summary describing a time when you had to test a theory. This theory may be something you have tested at work, school, or at home.
Describe the situation.
What type of informal research method did you use?
How was your research method similar to research methods used by psychologists?
If given another opportunity, what would you have done differently?
Describe one ethical issue mentioned in the text that you have encountered. Why is informed consent necessary for ethical research?
When I was in high school 60+ years ago, I observed that top students weren't as popular as those with lower grades. I tested the theory by not studying very much and earning less than top grades. I still wasn't very popular.
That was my testing of a theory.
What is YOUR experience?
posted by Ms. Sue