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Ch 2: Research Methods and the Study of Human Growth and Development Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Research Methods and the Study of Human Growth and Development chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach experimental and other research and data analysis methodologies used in this field of study. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

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

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Research Methods and the Study of Human Growth and Development Lesson Plans
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.

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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