Tag: research

Analysis: Understanding how to extract knowledge from research

Analysis: Understanding how to extract knowledge from research

It is important that you are able to read peer reviewed research and understand knowledge contained within. Research can be intimidating because of all the big words, data; tables and other obfuscating details. However this activity is designed to make you a psychology detective, get […]

A Research Crisis in Psychology?!

A Research Crisis in Psychology?!

There has been A LOT of press recently (as well as nerdy argumentation) regarding the extent to which psychological science is suffering from terrible research. Why is this a problem? Because Psychology claims to be a science and bases it’s claims, theories and postulates on […]

Correlation Vs. Causation

Correlation Vs. Causation

Correlation vs. Causation The reported health benefits of drinking moderate amounts of red wine have been widely reported in the news over the past decade.   https://www.google.com.hk/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=eHPJVfCXOdPC8AeKrrjQAw&gws_rd=ssl#q=Health+Benefits+of+Red+Wine The question of course is what is it about wine drinking that increases our health?  Wasn’t alcohol meant […]

Research Methods Review

Research Methods Review

Ib Psych’ers!  Below you’ll find a link to a review activity on key research methods terms! Do it. Research Terms Reviewed and Defined

Understanding Ethics In Research

Understanding Ethics In Research

Psychology is a science.  It utilizes the following research methods in order to formulate, test, and refine hypotheses regarding human behavior: case study naturalistic observation survey correlational study Experiment In all the above, Psychological researchers are guided by the Ethics put forth by the American […]