TW Ch. 2 Vocab

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Hindsight Bias after an event has occurred, to see the event as having been predictable, despite there having been little or no objective basis for predicting it.
Overconfidence When you believe you did better then what you actually did.
Scientific method a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.
Hypothesis proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence
Operational definitions AKA operation definition intuitive concepts, such as intelligence need to be operationally defined before they become amenable to scientific investigation
Case study a process or record of research in which detailed consideration is given to the development of a particular person, group, or situation over a period of time.
Survey Getting peoples opinion on questions and or ideas
naturalistic observation collection of data without manipulation of the environment
correlation a relationship between two or more things
correlation coefficient a numerical representation of the strength and direction of the relationship.
scatterplot visual representation of the relationships or associations between two numerical variables
Illusory correlation the phenomenon of perceiving a relationship between variables