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- Examine the different types of research design.
- Define ethnography.
- Differentiate between quantitative and qualitative research.
- Learn how to assess reliability and validity.
- Find correlations in research results.
- Understand how inferential statistics is used in psychology studies.
- 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. 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. Conditioned Stimulus: Examples & Definition
What is a conditioned stimulus, and what does it have to do with commercials and rats? Read on to learn the definition and review some real-life examples of conditioned stimuli. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.
10. Stanford Prison Experiment: Summary & Ethics
In 1971, Philip Zimbardo conducted a notorious study on human behavior by setting up a fake prison. Learn more about the Stanford Prison Experiment and the ethical questions it raised, and test your knowledge with a quiz.
11. Survey Study: Definition & Design
Although most of us know what a survey is, many do not know all the tools necessary to create a survey that will yield quality data. In this lesson, you will learn about such tools.
12. What is the Scientific Method? - Steps and Process
The scientific method is an organized, systematic way researchers, including psychologists, perform research. Psychologists use it to observe, describe and explain human behavior. The scientific method includes a step-by-step formula for researchers to follow.
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