Lecture 3 Fall 2011 - Thinking Critically With Psychology Chapter 1 Part II Step 3 Choose a Research Design Setting Three major types of methods

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Thinking Critically With Psychology Chapter 1: Part II
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Step 3: Choose a Research Design Descriptive Correlational Experimental Lab Field Methods Setting Three major types of methods that psychologists use in their research…
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Thinking Critically With Psychology Descriptive Methods The Case Study – an in depth investigation of a single (or very few) subjects
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Through a 30-year case study, Irene Pepperberg concluded that African Grey parrot Alex could name and categorize objects, and comprehend numbers up to six. The Case Study http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=O_Fpad20Zbk&vq=medium
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Through a series of case studies, often of his own children, Jean Piaget developed an influential theory of cognitive development, which assumes that cognitive functions unfold through a series of distinct stages. The Case Study
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The Case Study
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The Case Study http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=ue8y-JVhjS0&vq=small
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The Case Study http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=ue8y-JVhjS0&vq=small
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Thinking Critically With Psychology Descriptive Methods The Survey – an investigation of many cases in less depth by asking people to report opinions and behaviors
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A technique for ascertaining the self-reported attitudes, opinions or behaviors of people usually done by questioning a representative sample of people—one that accurately portrays the population of interest. The Survey
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Thinking Critically With Psychology Descriptive Methods Naturalistic Observation – recording behavior in its natural environments, and describing it in detail
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Primatologist Jane Goodall used naturalistic observation to study chimpanzees. She concluded, “Observations, made in the natural habitat, helped to show that the societies and behavior of animals are far more complex than previously supposed.” Credit: Delphine Bruyere Naturalistic Observation
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Psychologists have used naturalistic observation to study, effects of social interaction on people’s
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Lecture 3 Fall 2011 - Thinking Critically With Psychology Chapter 1 Part II Step 3 Choose a Research Design Setting Three major types of methods

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