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- Use of experiments to collect social research data
- Surveys, content analysis and existing statistics for data collection
- Data collection through observational and field research
- Archival research and secondary records for data collection
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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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
6. 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.
7. What is a Frequency Table? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, learn what a frequency table is and view a few examples of situations in which frequency tables would be useful. Then, test your knowledge with a brief quiz.
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