East Carolina University
Department of Psychology
Research Design (& Methods) Lessons
Here is a collection of documents I use in my PSYC 2210
class, Research Methods in Psychology.
-- Selecting research units on which to gather data.
Measurement -- Scales of measurement, reliability, validity.
Scaling -- Thurstone,
Guttman, and Likert.
Correlation/Regression Analysis, t Tests, and ANOVA
An Introduction to Research Design
-- Experimental and nonexperimental designs, threats to internal and external validity, control of extraneous variables.
Randomized Experimental Design -- Random selection, random assignment, noise reduction.
Quasi-Experimental Design -- The treatment groups are not equated prior to manipulation of the independent variable.
MetaDesign -- Create and defend your own design.
Statistical Conclusion Validity -- An introduction to parametric inferential statistics.
Design and Analysis -- A quick review of the basics for commonly used tests of statistical significance.
Choice of NHST: Categorical versus Continuous Variables
Triangulation -- look at your research problem from multiple perspectives
Power Point Shows
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