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PSYCH 540 Week 1 Fundamentals of Research Methodology Paper -
Prepare a 1,400 to 1,600-word paper in which you examine fundamental concepts of research methodology in the field of psychology. Base your discussion on research into the psychological literature you have done using peer-reviewed journals in our university library or other sources for peer-reviewed psychological literature. Your paper, citations, and reference list need to be formatted properly in APA
format. As a part of your examination, be sure to address the following items:
• Discuss the science of psychology: how psychology functions as a science today and how psychological research fits into the field of psychology.
• Explain the scientific method and its relationship to psychological research.
• Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative data and each methodology's role in psychological research.
• Describe the process of scientific theory construction and testing.
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