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Ch 3: Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Clinical Research chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master clinical research. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of clinical research in abnormal psychology.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering abnormal psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about abnormal psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods used to conduct clinical research
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about clinical research in abnormal psychology
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any clinical research question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a clinical research unit of a standard abnormal psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Advantages and disadvantages of case study design
  • Purposes and limitations of correlational research
  • The uses of experiments to collect social research data
  • The significance of random assignment in research
  • Control group design in research
  • Limits of clinical investigations

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Clinical Research in Abnormal Psychology

1. Clinical Research in Abnormal Psychology

How do psychologists find answers about what the causes and best treatments of mental illness are? In this lesson, we'll look at important types of clinical research: case studies, correlational studies, and causal studies.

Case Study Design: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

2. Case Study Design: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

Often, research involves looking at large numbers of people. But sometimes, researchers want to look at just a few people in-depth. In this lesson, we'll examine case studies and their strengths and limitations.

Correlational Research: Definition, Purpose & Examples

3. Correlational Research: Definition, Purpose & Examples

This lesson explores, with the help of two examples, the basic idea of what a correlation is, the general purpose of using correlational research, and how a researcher might use it in a study.

Limitations of Correlational Research

4. Limitations of Correlational Research

Many researchers use correlations in their studies, but it is not without risk. This lesson explores some of the issues that researchers may experience if they use correlations.

Using Experiments to Collect Social Research Data

5. Using Experiments to Collect Social Research Data

This lesson explores the basic framework and definition of how an experiment is constructed using two popular social psychology experiments as examples.

Random Assignment in Research: Definition and Importance

6. Random Assignment in Research: Definition and Importance

In order to get the most accurate results, researchers must choose and assign their subjects in a random manner. In this lesson, we'll look at random assignment, random selection, and why they are important.

What is a Control Group? - Definition and Use in Research

7. What is a Control Group? - Definition and Use in Research

In research, many times a condition is compared to a group that doesn't receive treatment. In this lesson, we'll look at what a control group is and why it is important.

Limits of Clinical Investigations: What Clinical Research Can and Can't Do

8. Limits of Clinical Investigations: What Clinical Research Can and Can't Do

How do psychologists figure out the causes of and best treatments for psychological disorders? In this lesson, we'll look at some limitations of clinical research, including the difficulty of generalizing research findings and proving causation.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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