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Research Methods – Data Collection and Review

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About the Course

This course, by Dr Eduardo Vasquez (University of Kent), explores data collection and review in psychological research. In the first module, we think about qualitative data collection methods, including interviews and focus groups. In the second module, we think about quantitative data collection methods, including experiments and surveys. In the third module, we think about the advantages and disadvantages of primary data. Next, we think about the advantages and disadvantages of secondary data. In the fifth and final module, we think about systematic reviews of data, specifically focusing on meta-analyses.

About the Lecturer

Dr Eduardo Vasquez is a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Kent. His research interests include aggression, inter-group relations/conflict, and the influence of alcohol on social behaviours. Some of Dr Vasquez’s recent publications include Are you insulting me? Exposure to alcohol primes increases aggression following ambiguous provocation (2014), Any of them will do: In-group identification, out-group entitativity, and gang membership as predictors of group based retribution (2015), and The sexual objectification of girls and aggression towards them in gang and non-gang affiliated youth (2017).

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