Research Methods. Chapter 7 Pages 234-261. Refer to table 7.1 page 236 of your text book. In psychology we use the scientific method to conduct research Identify the research problem and formulate a question Construct a testable hypothesis Designing the study Gathering the data
However there are a number of ways that we can collect our data (information). There are experimental and non experimental methods.
Non- experimental studies include case studies, surveys, observational and correlational studies.
This power point will go over ways of gathering data
naturally and aren’t
influenced by their
treatment given to
participants that has
an observable effect.
Can you think of any examples??
For an observation study to provide true data the you must ask yourself these questions.....
Can the observer be seen?
Is the observer completely objective
Can the findings be generalised.
2) Cross sectional studies