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Psychology

Designing ​investigations - Introduction​

Investigations are integral to the study of VCE Psychology across Units 1 to 4. Some investigations across Units 1 to 4 in VCE Psychology will be student-designed. A scientific inquiry approach involves asking or responding to a question and then conducting an investigation and reporting findings in response to the question. In any investigation, primary data may be generated and/or secondary data collected to test hypotheses, predictions and ideas; to look for patterns, trends and relationships in data; and to draw evidence-based conclusions.

The following provide more information about the broad scope of scientific inquiry:

Types of scientific inquiry

Scientific inquiry methods

Controlled experiments and hypothesis formulation

Defining variables