Psychological Research Methods: Overview & Considerations


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What is psychology?

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1. What is the difference between quantitative and qualitative research methods?

2. What is the goal of descriptive research?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are a wide range of tools, techniques and methods that psychologists use to conduct studies. This quiz will test your knowledge of the primary research methods that are used in psychology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you will be tested on the following:

  • The definition of psychology
  • Difference between research methods
  • Goals of descriptive research
  • Correlational research
  • Experimental research

Skills Practiced

The following are some skills you can practice with the video and quiz:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you are able to accurately define main phrases such as psychology, quantitative research and qualitative research.
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics such as correlational research and experimental research
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding descriptive research

Additional Learning

For more on psychological research methods, watch the lesson titled Psychological Research Methods: Overview & Considerations. Here are some of the topics that are covered:

  • Quantitative vs. qualitative research
  • Examples of quantitative and qualitative research
  • Categories of psychological research and how they are used