Loading
Alison Logo

Psychology: Research Methods

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • This third and final Psychology course examines experimentation and report writing in a Psychology context. This free learning course outlines protocols for experimentation in Psychology including how to structure and conduct experiments, how to interpret results and how to report findings. This course is ideal for students looking to enhance their knowledge of research methods or those who would like to acquaint themselves with psychological experimentation.

  • After completing this course you will have a good understanding of common methods and concepts used in psychology, such as inferential statistics, participant selection, allocation, placebo, experimenter effects and more. You will gain a good knowledge of empirical research to write a coherent report. Referencing accurately and selecting the best methodology when writing on empirical research is essential. This course will prepare you to do this effectively.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Psychology: Research Methods
  • Free

  • 3-4 Hours

  • XSIQ

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 3 )
  • Module
    1
    Research methods in Psychology
    • Research methods in Psychology This course covers topics associated with research methods such as participant selection and allocation, the placebo effect, controlof extraneous variables, hyoptheses, inferring from data, correlation, and consent procedures. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Research methods in Psychology
    • Participant selection: random and stratified sampling
    • Participation allocation: control and experimental groups
    • Placebo effect and experimenter effect: single-blind and double-blind procedure
    • Ways to minimise the effects of extraneous variables; a brief overview of three experimental designs
    • Definition of operational hypothesis
    • Inferring from data; meaning of statistical significance; interpretation of p values
    • Research methods in psychology: appropriateness of conclusions and generalisations based on results obtained
    • Measures of relationship: correlation and strength of correlation
    • Research methods in psychology: scatter diagram
    • Positive correlation
    • Negative correlation
    • Patricipants' rights
    • Psychology and informed consent procedures
    • Psychology and debriefing
    • Research methods in psychology: professional conduct
    • An overview of ethical considerations
  • Module
    2
    Empirical research
    • Empirical research This course covers empirical research in psychology and how to write references from journals, books, the Internet, and CD-ROMS. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • A guide to writing each section of an empirical research activity
    • References
    • References obtained from secondary sources
    • Referencing books
    • Referencing journals
    • Referencing internet web sites
    • Referencing CD-ROMs
  • Module
    3
    Assessment
    • Assessment
    • Research Methods Assessment
Reviews and Rate
This course has no reviews yet.