Ch 2: Human Growth & Development Research Methods: Help & Review

About This Chapter

The Research Methods chapter of this Human Growth and Development Help and Review course is the simplest way to master research methods used to study human growth and development. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials human growth and development research methods.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering human growth and development material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about human growth and development. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the research design and data collection methods used in the study of human development
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about research methods and the study of human growth and development
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra social science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Research Methods and the Study of Human Growth and Development chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Research Methods and the Study of Human Growth and Development chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any research methods question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a research methods unit of a standard human growth and development course. Topics covered include:

  • Applications of the scientific method in human growth and development research
  • The purpose of descriptive statistics in human growth and development research
  • Data collection methods for human growth and development research
  • Quasi-experimental, case study and correlational research designs
  • The importance of understanding research methodology

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Human Growth & Development Research Methods: Help & Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Scientific Method Applications to Human Growth and Development Research

1. Scientific Method Applications to Human Growth and Development Research

Human growth and development researchers utilize the scientific method as they attempt to explain how a person changes throughout their life. The following lesson will explore this process.

Data Collection Methods for Human Growth and Development Research

2. Data Collection Methods for Human Growth and Development Research

This lesson will help you understand and differentiate between the methods of data collection that can be used in human growth and development research.

The True Experimental Research Design

3. The True Experimental Research Design

You need to set up a true experiment to test a hypothesis and demonstrate a cause and effect relationship. This lesson will teach you how this is accomplished and when you are forced to use other research designs.

Research Designs: Quasi-Experimental, Case Studies & Correlational Research Designs

4. Research Designs: Quasi-Experimental, Case Studies & Correlational Research Designs

The true experiment is not the only way to conduct research. This lesson will help you understand the use of quasi-experimental research designs, case studies, and correlational research.

The Importance of Understanding Research Methodology

5. The Importance of Understanding Research Methodology

This lesson will show you why it is necessary to understand the research methods that are used in human growth and development. Learn how interpretation is affected by different research methodologies.

The Purpose of Descriptive Statistics in Human Growth and Development Research

6. The Purpose of Descriptive Statistics in Human Growth and Development Research

How do you make sense of all the data you obtain during research? Knowing the role of descriptive statistics will help you understand how raw data is converted to usable information.

Daniel Levinson: Biography & Theory

7. Daniel Levinson: Biography & Theory

In this lesson, you will be given a biography of psychologist, Daniel Levinson, a timeline of accomplishments, and an overview of his theory of adult development. Following this lesson will be a brief quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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