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- Research design types
- True experimental design methods
- Quantitative and qualitative research
- Methods for assessing the quality of a research study using validity and reliability
- Approaches to interpreting correlations in research results
- Inferential statistics
- Research ethics in 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. What Is Ethnography? - Studying Cultural Phenomena
Researchers use various methods to answer questions. Some questions cannot be answered through quantitative measures; they are best addressed through qualitative research methods, such as ethnography. This lesson will discuss the defining qualities, methods, and uses of ethnography.
4. Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research
In this lesson, we identify the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences. We also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Ethics in Psychological Research
Ethics are an important aspect of psychological research. Learn about how ethics apply to psychological research are are how ethical standards are regulated.
10. Philip Zimbardo: Experiment & Lucifer Effect
Philip Zimbardo's studies on what causes good people to do bad things has spanned over four decades and spawned a theory called the Lucifer Effect. This lesson teaches you about Zimbardo, his most famous experiment, and the Lucifer Effect.
11. What is a Placebo? - Definition & Explanation
A placebo is something given to a person that has no physical effect on that person, even though they may think that it does. In this lesson, you will discover why placebos are used and their purpose in an experiment.
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