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Ch 3: Data Collection: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Data Collection unit of this High School Psychology Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about data collection. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School Psychology Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about correlational and archival research in psychology. There is no faster or easier way to learn about psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn how to use statistics to collect social research data.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a psychology curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a data collection unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Data Collection Unit Objectives:

  • Learn about the elements of an experiment.
  • Give examples of cross-sectional designs.
  • Differentiate between causation and correlation.
  • Explain longitudinal designs.
  • Use secondary records to collect data.
  • Discuss the applications for observational and field research.
  • Explain how surveys are used to collect social research data.

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: Data Collection: Homeschool Curriculum
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Using Experiments to Collect Social Research Data

1. 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.

Ethics in Psychological Experiments: Importance & Examples

2. Ethics in Psychological Experiments: Importance & Examples

What are the ethical principles of psychological research? In this lesson, you'll take a look at the careful considerations a psychologist must make with respect to her participants when she designs a test.

Using Surveys to Collect Social Research Data

3. Using Surveys to Collect Social Research Data

There are many techniques to collect information from people. In this lesson, we will explore some of the ways a researcher collects data, as well as looking at some of the risks and benefits.

Using Content Analysis to Collect Social Research Data

4. Using Content Analysis to Collect Social Research Data

This lesson explores what content analysis is and how a researcher can use this technique to explore and collect social data. An explanation of how to use this technique to explore the psychology of other times is also explored.

Using Existing Statistics to Collect Social Research Data

5. Using Existing Statistics to Collect Social Research Data

This lesson explains the primary places a researcher can collect social data from others instead of collecting it themselves. The lesson also reminds researchers of a major pitfall in using other's data.

How Observational & Field Research Are Used to Collect Data

6. How Observational & Field Research Are Used to Collect Data

Psychologists have many different options for where and how to do research. Watch this video to learn more about the difference in field and lab research and the advantages and disadvantages of observational research

Using Archival Research & Secondary Records to Collect Social Research Data

7. 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.

Longitudinal Designs: Definition & Examples

8. Longitudinal Designs: Definition & Examples

This lesson discusses the uses and procedures in running a longitudinal design. In addition, we also explore some of the benefits and issues that can occur when using such a design.

Cross-Sectional Designs: Definition & Examples

9. Cross-Sectional Designs: Definition & Examples

This lesson explores the process and requirements in using a cross-sectional design. Two examples are used, one common and one uncommon, to demonstrate how cross-sectional designs can be used in quasi-experiments.

Case Study Design: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

10. 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.

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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