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Below is a sample breakdown of the Research Methods and the Study of Human Growth and Development chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Data collection and the scientific method|| Identify the differences between the following data collection methodologies: observational methods, verbal reports, and physiological experiments.|
Learn about the different steps involved in the scientific method
|Tuesday||Designing experimental research||Discuss the process of experimental research design|
|Wednesday||Research designs: Definitions||Describe the following research design methods: longitudinal, case study, correlational, sequential, and cross-sectional|
|Thursday||Research designs: Reviews||Explore how different research design methods are used, and then identify the benefits and shortcomings of each method|
|Friday||Descriptive statistics||Examine the steps used to turn raw data into descriptive statistics used in reports|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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