Ch 17: Research & Data Collection

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons to learn about the processes of research and data collection. The videos are made so that reviewing this information is fun and interactive.

Research & Data Collection - Chapter Summary

Using this chapter, you will review the intake process for counseling as well as the initial interview for patients. You will then take a deeper look at structured interviews and their components.

Other types of interviews that are discussed in this chapter include clinical and unstructured interviews. By the time you are done with this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast structured interviews and unstructured interviews
  • Determine how observational and field research are used to collect data
  • Understand the importance of statistical analysis
  • State how technology can be used to enhance data collection and decision making
  • Identify the different screening measures used in school psychology

The videos in this chapter are short and they help you quickly review material dealing with data collection and research methods. All of the lessons are taught by professional instructors, who break down information in a way that's easy to understand. There are also lesson transcripts and self-assessment quizzes, two resources that help you fully understand the topics addressed in this chapter.

10 Lessons in Chapter 17: Research & Data Collection
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Counseling Intake Process & Initial Interview

1. The Counseling Intake Process & Initial Interview

We will look at the counseling intake process as a person who is entering in counseling. Each step will be explained by a process we are all familiar with: medical doctor's office visits.

Structured Interview: Definition, Process & Example

2. Structured Interview: Definition, Process & Example

Psychologists and researchers often use structured interviews in order to gain information in an efficient and streamlined manner. Learn more about structured interviews through examples in this lesson, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Unstructured Interview: Definition, Advantages, Disadvantages & Example

3. Unstructured Interview: Definition, Advantages, Disadvantages & Example

Have you ever been interviewed for a job? If so, you've probably participated in an unstructured interview. Learn more about unstructured interviews from examples and test your new knowledge with a quiz in this lesson.

Clinical Interviews in Psychological Assessment: Purpose, Process, & Limitations

4. Clinical Interviews in Psychological Assessment: Purpose, Process, & Limitations

Psychologists are not mind-readers. Like medical doctors, psychologists have to assess their patients to find out what's wrong. In this lesson, we'll examine the most commonly used psychological assessment: the clinical interview.

Psychological Research Tools: Observation, Measurement & Experimentation

5. Psychological Research Tools: Observation, Measurement & Experimentation

What are the primary ways a psychologist goes about conducting research? In this lesson, we will look at the three main ways a researcher can go about learning something, as well as some of the more famous psychological research that has used these techniques.

How Observational & Field Research Are Used to Collect Data

6. 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

Identifying Student Psychological Problems with Background Information

7. Identifying Student Psychological Problems with Background Information

When a student is in crisis, they need to know they have someone looking out for their well-being. This lesson will describe how to gain deeper background knowledge that will assist with helping students with psychological problems.

Screening Measures & Methods in School Psychology

8. Screening Measures & Methods in School Psychology

In this lesson, we review various screening measures and methods utilized in school psychology, including a review of some of the standard tests used to evaluate students.

Statistical Analysis for Psychology: Descriptive & Inferential Statistics

9. Statistical Analysis for Psychology: Descriptive & Inferential Statistics

What are the two main types of statistics used by psychologists? In this lesson, you'll start to see what psychologists need to do to analyze their data and test the significance of their results.

Using Technology to Enhance Data Collection & Decision Making

10. Using Technology to Enhance Data Collection & Decision Making

Anyone who works in a school needs to have tools for collecting data to inform decision making. This lesson will address different technologies that can help in the collection and organization process.

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