Running head: HOW PSYCHOLOGISTS CONDUCT RESEARCH
How Psychologists Conduct Research
HOW PSYCHOLOGISTS CONDUCT RESEARCH
Psychologists are professionals interested in how the brain works and behavior.
Psychologists are instrumental in the understanding of behavior, cognition, personality, and
motivations. Psychologists frequently conduct experimental research. Experimental research is
setting up laboratory conditions to find out answers to the dilemma. Research inquiry starts with
identifying a problem that needs a solution. Having identified and defined the problem. The
researcher seeks to identify the dependent variable and the independent variables. The
psychologist then sets up an experiment having identified the study population, calculated the
sample size and designed the study design. A possible problem is; what factors motivate women
The problem is to find out what motivates or drives women college graduates. The
theories that can predict or explain the problem identified after a literature survey. Possible
answers would be career d...