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Research Methodologies for Educators - Chapter Summary
The engaging lessons in this short chapter can ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of research methodologies for educators. Topics covered in the lessons include risks of research, thesis development, research seminars and types of research design. Review these lessons at your own pace. When finished, you will be able to:
- List and describe purposes of research
- Identify and discuss various types of research design
- Define quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method research methodologies
- Discuss physical harm, legal jeopardy and other risks of research
- Explain how to avoid bias in scientific investigations
- Detail the process of writing a research paper
- Provide the steps involved in thesis development
- Share the purposes of research seminars, conferences and symposiums
Feel free to select any lessons to review based on your desire to refresh or expand your understanding of research methodologies for educators. The lessons are available 24/7 and can be accessed via any computer, smartphone or tablet. Find out how much you understand about the lessons you study by taking multiple-choice quizzes. A practice exam can gauge your comprehension of the entire chapter.
1. Purposes of Research: Exploratory, Descriptive & Explanatory
There is a parallel between how people come to understand something and the process of researching an idea. This lesson explores the purposes of research as well as three approaches to research in psychology: exploratory, descriptive, and explanatory.
2. 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.
3. Research Methodologies: Quantitative, Qualitative & Mixed Method
While there are many ways to conduct an experiment in psychology, there are only so many ways you can describe it. In this lesson, we will discuss the differences, strengths, and weaknesses of the qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods.
4. Risks of Research: Physical Harm, Psychological Abuse & Legal Jeopardy
There are many ways a researcher can harm a participant. This lesson explores the possible harmful actions of researchers, as well as ways to avoid these harmful actions.
5. How to Avoid Bias in Scientific Investigations
In this lesson, you will learn what it takes to conduct a proper scientific investigation while doing your best to avoid any possibility of bias. Learn where possible sources of bias can come from and what you can do about it.
6. How to Write a Research Paper
Ever struggle to write a research paper? Don't know where to begin? Watch this lesson to learn a simple, reliable method for writing a thorough research paper about a specific topic.
7. Thesis Development: Steps and Instructions
One of the most important components of a successful academic essay is a strong thesis statement. Learn how to construct an effective thesis statement for a persuasive essay by watching this lesson.
8. Research Seminars, Conferences & Symposiums: Definitions & Purposes
In this lesson, we will compare and contrast seminars, conferences, and symposiums, providing descriptions of their function and format to gain a deeper understanding of how these methods are used to present research.
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