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- Selecting a research problem
- Choosing a research method and design
- Writing research questions
- Determining the research hypothesis and null hypothesis
- Differentiating between inductive and deductive reasoning
- Identifying research variables
- Using the literature review process
- Examining primary and secondary research
- Defining samples and populations in research
- Choosing a data collection technique
1. Selecting a Problem to Research
This lesson explores the process, pitfalls, and requirements for selecting a good problem to research. There is a bit more to it than just having a good idea.
2. How to Choose a Research Method & Design
After a researcher has something they want to study, what is the process of figuring out how to study it? This lesson explores most of the elements involved in selecting and designing an experiment.
3. Writing Research Questions: Purpose & Examples
What is a research question, and why is it important to get it right? This lesson will explore one way to write a research question, which guides a researcher in designing his or her experiment.
4. Formulating the Research Hypothesis and Null Hypothesis
After figuring out what you want to study, what is the next step in designing a research experiment? You, the researcher, write a hypothesis and null hypothesis. This lesson explores the process and terminology used in writing a hypothesis and null hypothesis.
5. Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning: Differences & Examples
This lesson explores the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning in the form of psychological experiments. In addition to defining these terms, the lesson gives examples to explain how this reasoning is applied.
6. Research Variables: Dependent, Independent, Control, Extraneous & Moderator
This lesson explores the terminology of experimental design. What are variables? How do they influence each other? Is it possible that you are seeing connections that don't actually exist?
7. The Literature Review Process
Literature review is a process of looking at what research has been done in a specific field of study. In this lesson, we will explore how to work through the process of performing and writing a literature review.
8. Primary & Secondary Research: Definition, Differences & Methods
Differentiating between different types of research articles is useful when looking at what has already been done. In this lesson, we explore some of the different types of research articles out there and when they would be used.
9. Samples & Populations in Research: Definition
When planning an experiment, you will likely use groups of participants. This lesson explores the types of groups an experimenter can collect data from and the reason why there are different groups.
10. Strategies for Choosing a Data Collection Technique
After figuring out what you are going to study, you, as the researcher, will need to figure out how to study it. This lesson discusses popular ways a researcher can collect data as well as why a researcher would chose a particular data collection technique.
11. The Major Sections of a Research Study According to APA
This lesson explores how the American Psychological Association recommends research articles and projects be set up. Each section is sufficiently explained to increase familiarity with the pieces of a research article.
12. Published & Typed Reports: Differences & Examples
What is the process after you have completed your research? In this lesson, we will explore the differences between a finished piece of research and a published piece of research, why it is important, and the process of how it is accomplished.
13. Correlational Studies in Psychology: Examples, Advantages & Types
This lesson describes correlational studies, or the measurement of the relationship between variables. These variables can occur in a variety of settings and are not controlled by the researcher.
14. Double-Blind Study: Definition & Explanation
Double-blind studies are an important part of conducting research. Learn how double-blind studies contribute to the validity of research by reducing the biases of research participants and the experimenters themselves.
15. General Social Survey: History and Uses
There are a variety of tools available to researchers. The NORC's General Social Survey is one such tool, useful for information on the changing state of American and world societies.
16. What is a Case Study? - Research & Examples
Where does all the information about our health and behavior come from? Scientists do very structured forms of research. While most forms of research require many, even thousands of human subjects, case studies are the exception. They may be about one person.
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