Ch 3: AEPA: Data Collection & Analysis

About This Chapter

Let us show you what you need to know about Data Collection and Analysis, as you prepare to take the AEPA Political Science/American Government Exam. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes together give you a powerful approach to studying that can help you answer the test questions correctly.

AEPA Political Science/American Government: Data Collection and Analysis -- Chapter Summary

Use the lessons contained in this chapter to help you review what you studied in college about Data Collection and Analysis, and, possibly, pick up a new idea or two. The lessons cover all the important concepts you need to know for the test, including:

  • Primary and secondary research
  • Archival research
  • How to choose a data collection technique
  • Interpreting correlations
  • Reading scientific graphs and charts
  • Validity and reliability
  • Inductive vs. deductive reasoning

Our expert instructors guide you through all the relevant material in a way that will capture your interest. By utilizing a mix of approaches to present the material, studying becomes easier and more effective.

AEPA Political Science/American Government: Data Collection and Analysis Chapter Objectives

The AEPA Political Science/American Government Exam is a comprehensive assessment of your knowledge and understanding of the field of political science and American government. You need to pass the test in order to become licensed to teach this subject in the state of Arizona. The lessons in this Data Collection and Analysis chapter fall within Subarea I: Concepts and Skills, which makes up 21% of the test items. You can practice answering the types of questions you'll see on the test, and check your mastery of the material by taking the self-assessment quizzes that come with each video lesson.

The AEPA Political Science/American Government Exam is a computer-based-test (CBT) made up of 100 structured-response items. You will read a passage or question followed by several possible response alternatives. From these, you need to select the correct response.

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: AEPA: Data Collection & Analysis
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Primary & Secondary Research: Definition, Differences & Methods

1. Primary & Secondary Research: Definition, Differences & Methods

Differentiating between different types of research articles is useful when looking at what has already been done. In this lesson, we explore some of the different types of research articles out there and when they would be used.

Using Archival Research & Secondary Records to Collect Social Research Data

2. Using Archival Research & Secondary Records to Collect Social Research Data

This lesson explores the idea of what happens when researchers already have information and data that they can study. You'll get the chance to look at descriptions of archival and meta-analysis research.

Strategies for Choosing a Data Collection Technique

3. Strategies for Choosing a Data Collection Technique

After figuring out what you are going to study, you, as the researcher, will need to figure out how to study it. This lesson discusses popular ways a researcher can collect data as well as why a researcher would chose a particular data collection technique.

How to Interpret Correlations in Research Results

4. How to Interpret Correlations in Research Results

Perhaps the most common statistic you'll see from psychology is a correlation. Do you know how to correctly interpret correlations when you see them? This lesson covers everything you need to know.

How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

5. How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

How do scientists summarize their findings with visual aids? In this lesson, explore the different types of tables, charts and graphs that scientists use. Learn to read these effectively as a preview to your science studies.

Validity and Reliability: How to Assess the Quality of a Research Study

6. Validity and Reliability: How to Assess the Quality of a Research Study

Many psychologists and teachers complete research studies. How can you tell if a study was done well? This lesson will cover many criteria for a good quality study, including types of reliability and validity.

Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning: Differences & Examples

7. Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning: Differences & Examples

This lesson explores the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning in the form of psychological experiments. In addition to defining these terms, the lesson gives examples to explain how this reasoning is applied.

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