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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a research design and analysis unit of a standard educational psychology course. Topics covered include:
- Validity and reliability
- Interpretation of correlations in research results
- Inferential statistics in psychology studies
- Research ethics
- Research design types
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. Cross-Sectional Research: Definition & Examples
Cross-sectional research is used to examine one variable in different groups that are similar in all other characteristics. Learn more about cross-sectional research in this lesson and test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.
8. Action Research in Education: Methods & Examples
Action research is often used in the field of education. The following lesson provides two examples of action research in the field of education, methods of conducting action research and a quiz to assess your understanding of the topic.
9. Longitudinal Research: Definition & Methods
Longitudinal research is used to study individuals at different stages in their lives. One group is studied over many years. Learn more about longitudinal research through examples and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
10. Research Methodology: Approaches & Techniques
A research method is a systematic plan for doing research. In this lesson, we'll look at the definition for a research method and examine the four most common research methods used.
11. Structural Equation Modeling: Introduction & Example
Statistics are necessary for social science study, but most statistical methods cannot be easily used by social scientists. This lesson looks at structural equation modeling, which was designed with social scientists in mind.
12. Causal & Relational Hypotheses: Definitions & Examples
Did you know that causal hypotheses imply a cause-and-effect relationship, while relational hypotheses do not? In this lesson, we will define causal and relational hypotheses and discuss examples of both.
13. Writing an APA Abstract: Format & Examples
An abstract is a brief summary of the topic you plan to cover in your paper. APA style has specific guidelines you must follow when completing the abstract of your paper. Read on for tips and examples.
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