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- List the basic types of research design.
- Describe the aspects of a true experimental design.
- Use validity and reliability to determine the quality of a research design.
- Learn how to interpret correlations found in research results.
- Take a look at the two basic forms of inferential statistics.
- Discuss research ethics in educational psychology.
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. NSF Dissertation Grant Types and Application Tips
The NSF offers several grants that fund research towards doctoral dissertations in many scientific disciplines. Read on to learn about these grants, as well as tips on how to successfully apply.
8. How to Choose a Dissertation Topic
Choosing the right dissertation topic is important to your academic and professional career. It can also determine how easy it is for you to write the paper. Get some helpful advice on the best way to choose the best dissertation project for you.
9. Dissertation Topics in Education
Education topics for dissertations come in many forms, all of which will culminate in earning the writer a Ph.D. Have a look at this article for a range of examples of dissertations in education.
10. Dissertation Topics in Psychology
If you're nearing the end of your psychology graduate program, you're likely contemplating possible dissertation topics. We looked at a variety of topics from different psychology genres to help you jump start your dissertation research. Read on to find some potential topics for your dissertation.
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