About This Chapter
Who's It For:
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering clinical study design material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn clinical study design. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding clinical study design
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning clinical research (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about clinical study design
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra clinical research 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 Designing a Clinical Study 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 Designing a Clinical Study chapter exam to be prepared.
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- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a clinical study design unit of a standard clinical research course. Topics covered include:
- Exploring research designs
- Choosing a research method and design
- Control groups
- Samples and populations in research
- Correlational research limitations
1. Types of Research Design
There are questions to be answered in all areas of psychology. How are these questions answered by professionals in the field? This lesson covers several different options researchers can use to approach such questions.
2. Research Designs: Quasi-Experimental, Case Studies & Correlational Research Designs
The true experiment is not the only way to conduct research. This lesson will help you understand the use of quasi-experimental research designs, case studies, and correlational research.
3. How to Choose a Research Method & Design
After a researcher has something they want to study, what is the process of figuring out how to study it? This lesson explores most of the elements involved in selecting and designing an experiment.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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