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Psychology Research & Design Analysis - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of psychology research and design analysis. You'll find a helpful discussion of topics that include reliability in research studies, interpretation of correlations, and research ethics. After completing the chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Identify the types of research design
- Understand true experimental design
- Assess the quality of a research study
- Interpret statistics for psychology studies
- Use inferential statistics for psychology studies
- Ethics as they relate to educational psychology research
- Define stimulus generalization
The video lessons are short and engaging, which helps you to easily understand the information presented. Our expert instructors employ an informative teaching style, using plenty of real-world examples. The video timelines help you navigate the videos and jump straight to the topics that are of greatest interest to you. Full video transcripts are also available for you to review. Once you have completed each lesson, you can take a brief multiple-choice quiz to test your knowledge.
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. True Experimental Design
Experiments are the classic way to conduct research in almost any field of study. But do you know how true experiments really work? This lesson explains the details of experimental design, such as different types of samples, control groups and independent vs. dependent variables.
3. Validity and Reliability: How to Assess the Quality of a Research Study
Many psychologists and teachers complete research studies. How can you tell if a study was done well? This lesson will cover many criteria for a good quality study, including types of reliability and validity.
4. How to Interpret Correlations in Research Results
Perhaps the most common statistic you'll see from psychology is a correlation. Do you know how to correctly interpret correlations when you see them? This lesson covers everything you need to know.
5. Inferential Statistics for Psychology Studies
Psychology is a science, which means that in order to understand people's thoughts and behaviors, a basic understanding of statistics is necessary. Most psychology studies use inferential statistics. This lesson covers basic types of inferential statistics, as well as how to decide whether a hypothesis was supported by the results.
6. Research Ethics in Educational Psychology
Many people have a vague fear of psychological studies. Will the researchers lie to me? Will I get electric shocks? This lesson covers the ethical considerations of all modern psychological studies, including the rights of the participant such as informed consent and accurate debriefing.
7. Stimulus Generalization: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn to define stimulus generalization and apply it to real-world situations. Following this lesson, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.
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