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Ch 15: Evaluating Research Findings

About This Chapter

Use these online video lessons to learn about methods for evaluating psychology research findings. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz to help check your understanding of these research topics.

Evaluating Research Findings - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

These lessons demonstrate how to analyze the findings from your psychology research. Instructors explain the methods of deriving meaning from the research results and discuss the factors that can affect outcomes. You'll learn how to interpret various research outcomes.

This chapter's lessons include discussion on how to derive conclusions based on the study's internal validity and the limits of generalization in a research study. You'll learn about determining the meaning of non-significant outcomes and what can cause them.

These concise video lessons use real-world examples to make their points understandable, and the multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each lesson allow you to test your knowledge. By the conclusion of the lessons in this chapter, you should have an understanding of the following topics:

  • Making conclusions based on internal validity
  • Limits of generalizations in a research study
  • Interpreting non-significant outcomes
  • Causes of non-significant outcomes

Video Objective
Drawing Conclusions Based on Internal Validity Describe how to make valid conclusions based on an experiment's internal validity.
Limits to Generalization of a Research Study Explain how to understand the limits to generalizing results from a single study.
Interpreting a Non-Significant Outcome Explain how to interpret the causes of a non-significant outcomes and what they mean.

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