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- Explore different types of design in psychological research.
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1. Introduction to Research Design & Statistical Analysis for Psychology
What do psychologists have to think about when designing studies and interpreting results? In this lesson, you'll explore how the scientific method can help with the difficult task of studying behaviors and their potential causes.
2. Types of Research Designs in Psychology
What are the three main research designs, and what are their advantages and disadvantages? In this lesson, you'll explore the different goals behind descriptive, correlational and experimental research designs.
3. Reliability & Validity in Psychology: Definitions & Differences
How do validity and reliability contribute to study design in psychology? In this lesson, you'll look at how experiments can fail reliability and validity requirements to get an idea of the challenges behind conducting significant psychological research.
4. Statistical Analysis for Psychology: Descriptive & Inferential Statistics
What are the two main types of statistics used by psychologists? In this lesson, you'll start to see what psychologists need to do to analyze their data and test the significance of their results.
5. Gambler's Fallacy: Example & Definition
The gambler's fallacy is the belief that the chances of something happening with a fixed probability become higher or lower as the process is repeated. Learn about the gambler's fallacy, and see how it is related to probability.
6. P-Values in Statistics: Significance, Definition & Explanation
The p-value is the measure of whether the outcome of endeavor is due to an actual effect or mere random chance. It is used to compare the world we encounter to a world that is dominated by chance.
7. Random Assignment in Psychology: Definition, Example & Methods
Random assignment is used by research psychologists studying human behavior. In this lesson, you'll discover why random assignment is crucial to methods of experimentation and research design.
8. Random Sample in Psychology: Example & Definition
A random sample is a very important component in research. In this lesson, learn more about random samples, some advantages and disadvantages of each, and look at some examples.
9. Standard Score: Definition & Examples
Standard scores are an easy way to compare scores, making it possible to compare unusual things that are not in the same category. Several IQ tests use multiple tests that are combined into one IQ score.
10. Stanines: Definition & Explanation
This lesson gives a brief overview of what a stanine is and how it relates to a normal distribution. It also explains why stanines were important to storing testing information.
11. What is a Consent Form? - Examples & Concept
A consent form is an important document used to show that a person agrees to something that will happen. In this lesson, we will examine examples of consent forms and their use in psychology.
12. What is an Independent Variable? - Definition & Explanation
The independent variable in an experiment is what the experimenter controls to create two or more comparison groups. Learn more about independent variables through several examples and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
13. What is a Cognitive Interview? - Questions, Techniques & Evaluation
In this lesson, learn what a cognitive interview is and how to complete one. Afterwards, take a quiz to see if you have what it takes to appropriately ask questions, use techniques, and evaluate the client during this process.
14. Response Variable in Statistics: Definition & Example
In statistics, a response variable is the variable about which a researcher is asking a question. He or she wants to know if this variable 'responds' to other factors being examined. This lesson gives you a better understanding of this concept.
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