Ch 4: Data Collection in School Psychology

About This Chapter

With the activities of this chapter review how to conduct structured and unstructured interviews, use psychology research tools, collect and analyze research data.

Data Collection in School Psychology - Chapter Summary

This chapter has been put together to help you review the different procedures and purposes of collecting and analyzing data in school psychology. Watch this series of engaging lesson videos on your computer or mobile devices. These lessons are taught by professional instructors so that you can effectively master material on:

  • Counseling intake processes
  • Differences between structured and unstructured interviews
  • Purpose and processes of clinical interviews
  • Uses for observation, measurements and experimentation
  • Observational and field research
  • Using background information to detect psychological problems
  • Effects of technology on data collection
  • Conducting statistical analysis

Following each lesson, take the lesson quiz that accompanies it to make sure you understand the main points of the lesson video. Complete the chapter exam at the end to find out what topics you haven't mastered. Fortify your understanding of these subjects by returning to the lesson videos via video tags. Alternatively, read the lesson transcripts that present a written overview of the lessons.

10 Lessons in Chapter 4: Data Collection in School Psychology
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Counseling Intake Process & Initial Interview

1. The Counseling Intake Process & Initial Interview

We will look at the counseling intake process as a person who is entering in counseling. Each step will be explained by a process we are all familiar with: medical doctor's office visits.

Structured Interview: Definition, Process & Example

2. Structured Interview: Definition, Process & Example

Psychologists and researchers often use structured interviews in order to gain information in an efficient and streamlined manner. Learn more about structured interviews through examples in this lesson, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Unstructured Interview: Definition, Advantages, Disadvantages & Example

3. Unstructured Interview: Definition, Advantages, Disadvantages & Example

Have you ever been interviewed for a job? If so, you've probably participated in an unstructured interview. Learn more about unstructured interviews from examples and test your new knowledge with a quiz in this lesson.

Clinical Interviews in Psychological Assessment: Purpose, Process, & Limitations

4. Clinical Interviews in Psychological Assessment: Purpose, Process, & Limitations

Psychologists are not mind-readers. Like medical doctors, psychologists have to assess their patients to find out what's wrong. In this lesson, we'll examine the most commonly used psychological assessment: the clinical interview.

Psychological Research Tools: Observation, Measurement & Experimentation

5. Psychological Research Tools: Observation, Measurement & Experimentation

What are the primary ways a psychologist goes about conducting research? In this lesson, we will look at the three main ways a researcher can go about learning something, as well as some of the more famous psychological research that has used these techniques.

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

Identifying Student Psychological Problems with Background Information

7. Identifying Student Psychological Problems with Background Information

When a student is in crisis, they need to know they have someone looking out for their well-being. This lesson will describe how to gain deeper background knowledge that will assist with helping students with psychological problems.

Using Technology to Enhance Data Collection & Decision Making

8. Using Technology to Enhance Data Collection & Decision Making

Anyone who works in a school needs to have tools for collecting data to inform decision making. This lesson will address different technologies that can help in the collection and organization process.

Screening Measures & Methods in School Psychology

9. Screening Measures & Methods in School Psychology

In this lesson, we review various screening measures and methods utilized in school psychology, including a review of some of the standard tests used to evaluate students.

Statistical Analysis for Psychology: Descriptive & Inferential Statistics

10. Statistical Analysis for Psychology: Descriptive & Inferential Statistics

What are the two main types of statistics used by psychologists? In this lesson, you'll start to see what psychologists need to do to analyze their data and test the significance of their results.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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