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Research in Psychology - Chapter Summary
Our experts created this chapter on research in psychology to give you a flexible and self-paced resource you can use to meet your educational goals. In about ten minutes or less, you can watch videos about collecting social research data, the methods used in experimental psychological research and how statistics are analyzed in psychology. Even if you've struggled with this subject before, our helpful videos and associated quizzes will help. If you need any assistance, an expert is available in the Dashboard to answer your questions. Once you finish this chapter, you should be able to:
- Detail the considerations associated with psychological research methods
- Explain how secondary records and archival research are used to collect social research data
- Understand how to collect data using field and observational research
- Outline important studies that address experimental research in psychology
- Discuss descriptive and inferential statistics as they're used in psychology
1. Psychological Research Methods: Overview & Considerations
In this lesson, you'll explore the diverse research methods used by psychologists to study the human mind and behaviors. Afterward, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.
2. Using Archival Research & Secondary Records to Collect Social Research Data
This lesson explores the idea of what happens when researchers already have information and data that they can study. You'll get the chance to look at descriptions of archival and meta-analysis research.
3. 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
4. Experimental Research in Psychology: Methods, Studies & Definition
The field of psychology explores every aspect of what makes us human, from our physiology to our emotions, tracked across the stages of our lives. In this lesson you will learn about the basic elements of a powerful method of exploration, the experiment.
5. 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.
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