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- Provide examples of descriptive research designs.
- Describe the different types of survey research.
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various types of response styles for surveys.
- Explain the purpose of correlational research.
- Learn how correlation coefficients and scatterplots are used to measure the relationship between variables.
- Calculate the correlation coefficient using the raw score method.
- Understand the limitations of correlational research.
1. Descriptive Research Design: Definition, Examples & Types
This lesson explores the different ways that a researcher can understand individuals or groups of people, both in terms of psychological research as well as general research in other fields.
2. What Is Survey Research? - Definition, Methods & Types
This lesson explores the ways a researcher may employ the types of surveys used in research. We will also go over the strengths and weaknesses of each type of survey.
3. Response Styles of Surveys: Types, Advantages & Disadvantages
This lesson explores the different ways a researcher can write questions to use in a survey. Each survey type will have strengths and weaknesses to help researchers understand why they should or shouldn't pick that type.
4. Correlational Research: Definition, Purpose & Examples
This lesson explores, with the help of two examples, the basic idea of what a correlation is, the general purpose of using correlational research, and how a researcher might use it in a study.
5. The Relationship Between Variables: Correlation Coefficient & Scatterplots
The focus of this lesson is on how both correlation coefficients and scatterplots convey the same message. Specifically, this lesson will explore how these two can reveal the same information but in different ways.
6. Using the Raw Score Method to Compute the Correlation Coefficient
This lesson looks at the mathematical steps involved in computing a correlation coefficient by using raw scores. We will walk through the process with easy to follow numbers.
7. Interpreting the Correlation Coefficient
This lesson explains the process of interpreting and analyzing a correlation coefficient both as a figure and as a context by discussing common and easy to understand examples.
8. 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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