Humanistic Observation

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Observations about people around you are made each and every day and whether the observations are intentional or not, the findings of this data help to show and interpret the general personality of that person. We are unconsciously observing as we are performing actions, having conversations and living our daily lives but yet we are different from ones whose profession is to constantly observed humanistic behaviors and analyze why these behaviors are occurring. While an everyday human might see that observational data is the only type of information needed in basis to analyzing or finding out about one 's general personality, professional personality scientists would say otherwise. For a personality scientist, one must formulate their …show more content…
For example, if one friend just came straight from bed, I would assume that their grades were not as great as the friend that went for a run in the morning. I found that there were many different factors that could affect one 's learning in which the effectiveness of breakfast would have nothing to do with it. After studying my friends for about 6 weeks, I found that some people who didn 't have breakfast did fairly well in their classes due to other factors while others who had breakfast did not do as great. Although I did put a lot of effort into learning about how an experiment should precede, I found that there were many flaws that could 've been fixed that would most likely make my experiment more accurate in different ways. I found the experiment difficult in some ways as that there were many regulations I was unsure of and the experiments that other students were doing were quite bland. If I were to have taken this class and had read this second chapter of the book, I would have been able to design a more reliable and valid …show more content…
Whether we gather data as a regular person or as a scientist, we all must learn to use the information and analyze it so that we can provide a valid and reliable conclusion to the process. Shapiro 's informational article would have been very useful for my high school experiment as I would have learned more about how the code of ethics worked and could have possibly done a more extreme type of experiment as I would have learned what were the extremes of each regulation. His article also helped teach me about how there are still some basic flaws that must get fixed in the regulations and by learning this information, I think it personally helps me out as a science major. The lecture and textbook information is relatable to my life experience as if I had known this information, I think I could have concluded in doing a correlation research type of study instead of the simple questionnaire experiment that I had proceeded on. With the knowledge gained from the readings, my high school student would have gather reliable information and would 've conducted a highly accurate experiment. Although I cannot turn back time to when I conducted this experiment, the information learned from both article and textbook will help me in future research and guides me in the right

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