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Course SummaryBrush up on the latest research with our flexible Research Methods in Psychology for Teachers course. Review our short video and text lessons at your convenience to earn credits you can apply to your teaching license renewal requirements.
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Earn professional development credits to renew your social science teaching license with Research Methods in Psychology for Teachers. Brush up on research methods in psychology topics so you can better teach social psychology, abnormal psychology, and other psychology topics. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn social science credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about data collection techniques and experimental design.
- Check your knowledge of things like qualitative research methods and inferential statistics with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert social science instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the UExcel Research Methods in Psychology exam.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Research Methods in Psychology for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Assignment||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||Introduction to Research Methods (the scientific method, psychological research tools, basic and applied research, non-experimental and experimental research)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||Principles of Ethical Research (informed consent in research, risks of research, research misconduct, animal subjects in research)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||Setting Up the Research Study (inductive vs. deductive reasoning, research variables, primary and secondary research, samples and population)|
|Day 4||Chapter 4||Data Collection Techniques in Psychology (surveys, content analysis, observational and field research, archival research)|
|Day 5||Chapter 5||Nonexperimental Research (survey research, correlational research, the raw score method)|
|Day 6|| Chapter 6|
| Qualitative Research Methods and Design (case study design, ethnographic research, historical research design, grounded theory design)|
Quasi-Experimental Research (ex post facto designs, longitudinal designs, cross-sectional designs)
|Day 7||Chapter 8||Sampling and Generalization (probability sampling methods, issues in probability, sample size)|
|Day 8||Chapter 9||Measurement in Research (difference between qualitative and quantitative measurement, conceptualization and operationalization, scales of measurement, types of tests)|
|Day 9||Chapter 10||Internal Validity in Research (extraneous and compounding variables, variables that affect internal validity, threats to internal validity)|
|Day 10||Chapter 11||External Validity (threats to external validity, requirements of external validity, methods for increasing external validity)|
|Day 11||Chapter 12||Experimental Design (random assignment in research, control groups, two-group experimental designs, factorial design, carryover effects)|
|Day 12|| Chapter 13|
| Descriptive Statistics in Psychology (frequency distributions; mean, median, and mode; measures of variability)|
Inferential Statistics in Psychology (hypothesis testing, statistical significance, chi-square test, t-tests)
|Day 13||Chapter 15||Evaluating Research Findings (drawing conclusions based on internal validity, limits of generalization, interpreting non-significant outcomes)|
|Day 14||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for research methods in psychology|
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