The Role of Research and Statistics in Psychology Research and the Scientific Method Research can be regarded as a system by which knowledge is gathered. Often, research is conducted in the course of academic or scientific inquiry. In the field of psychology, research is perhaps the most vital component. Research is the tool by which new discoveries are made. Furthermore, research also allows for prior discoveries to be tested. In the course of testing prior discoveries, which include previously posited hypotheses and theories, new perspectives can be developed. This process helps to build upon the pre-existing knowledge bases. It is in this manner that modern understanding of the surrounding world is built upon. Psychology is such a...The end:
.....the research process. It is the ultimate interpretation of the data which sets up the basis for the conclusions posited by the researchers. Psychology is a statistics heavy field because of the rigorous nature of its inquiry. Statistics provide the foundation for researchers in the field of psychology. References Ayala, F. (2009). Darwin and the scientific method. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106, 10033-10039. doi:10.1073/pnas.0901404106. Cross, L. (2000). The importance of market research. Graphic Arts Monthly, 72(2), 97. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database. Reese, R. (2008). Significant confusion in scientists' grasp of statistics. Nature, 456(7220), 315. doi:10.1038/456315b.