Research Methods in Psychology
How to perform good psychology research, from developing your initial idea to publishing your results.
 
What this playlist includes:
57 lectures across 10 courses.
All resources designed and delivered by university academics and researchers.
Self-marking quizzes for all lectures, as well as an end-of-topic quiz.
Reading lists, essay questions and extension activities.
Courses and Lectures
1. Research Methods – Research Ethics
Professor John Oates
Open University
1.1. What is Research Ethics? – 11:19
1.3. Consent – 09:42
1.5. Internet-Based Research – 10:32
2. Research Methods – The Economics of Psychology
Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya
Birmingham University
3. Research Methods – Good Scientific Practice
Dr Ashok Jansari
Goldsmiths, University of London
3.1. Validity – 07:11
3.2. Reliability – 06:05
3.3. Features of Science – 05:32
3.4. Theory Construction – 06:25
3.5. Scientific Reporting – 07:21
4. Research Methods - Being in Control
Dr Ashok Jansari
Goldsmiths, University of London
4.1. Measurement Levels – 04:35
4.3. Variables – 06:52
4.4. Experimental Controls – 08:56
4.5. Demand Characteristics – 08:20
5. Research Methods – Building an Experiment
Dr Eoin O'Sullivan
University of St Andrews
5.1. Aims and Hypotheses – 08:38
5.2. Samples and Populations – 12:28
5.3. Experimental Designs – 17:49
5.5. Pilot Studies – 06:58
6. Research Methods – Experimental Methodology
Dr Peter Allen
Bristol University
6.1. True Experiments – 09:27
6.3. Observational Methods – 09:26
6.4. Self-Report Methods – 10:26
6.5. Correlations – 08:14
6.6. Content Analysis – 07:21
6.7. Case Studies – 05:46
7. Statistics for Psychologists – Measurement Levels
Professor Dominic Dwyer
Cardiff University
7.1. Measurement Scales – 09:35
7.2. Nominal Data – 09:01
7.3. Ordinal Data – 11:12
7.4. Ratio Data – 10:49
7.5. Interval Data – 11:27
8. Statistics for Psychologists – Data and the T-test
Dr Andrew Bell
King's College London
8.1. What are Data? – 06:22
8.2. Descriptive Statistics – 06:11
8.3. Data Distributions – 03:42
8.5. The T-test – 08:59
9. Research Methods – Probability
Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya
Birmingham University
9.1. Why Statistics Matter – 05:32
9.2. Statistical Testing – 06:50
9.4. Types of Statistical Test – 08:23
9.5. Types of Error – 07:18
10. Research Methods – Data Presentation
Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya
Birmingham University
10.1. Preparing to Present Data – 05:34
10.2. Types of Data – 06:53
10.3. Tables Versus Graphs – 05:17
10.4. Graphs – 06:37
10.5. Box Plots and Histograms – 07:28
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