Discuss how applied research can help improve your organization or professional area of specialization (e.g., Education, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Health Sciences Administration, Media Psychology, For-Profit or Non-For-Profit organizations etc.).

Discussion 2: Basic versus Applied Research studies 2a. Based on the background material and external research, compare and contrast Basic versus Applied Research 2b. Required Reading and Video : Basic Versus Applied Research [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLztx5VwIxc (3:01) Saini, A. (2016). Basic vs Applied Research. Retrieved from https://www.slideshare.net/anupamasaini23/basic-vs-applied-research-61715786 (Please read through all 19 Slides) Medin, D. L. (2012). A dangerous dichotomy: Basic and applied research. Observer, 25. Retrieved from http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2012/march-12/a-dangerous-dichotomy-basic-and-applied-research.html Optional reading: Medin, D. L. (2012). A dangerous dichotomy: Basic and applied research. Observer, 25. Retrieved from http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2012/march-12/a-dangerous-dichotomy-basic-and-applied-research.html