Some may wonder how psychologists get their statistics or how they discover that some of the strangest behaviors are actually quite common.
Psychologists utilize many different tools when it comes to figuring out how the mind works, but what exactly do they use nowadays to figure out how we humans work? Some answered and allowed for one viable tool to be talked about.
The tool mental psychologists are using is surveys. Be it by written, verbal, or even online, surveys allow psychologists to find out an individual’s basic interests or feelings. Research on college levels is mostly done through internet surveys and is run through the SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences).
“The easiest way to understand what someone is thinking is by asking them,” said Daniel Chadborn on his opinion of surveys.
Surveys appear to focus more on correlation which looks for relationships instead of just causes and effects.