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On completion of this unit you should be familiar with the following:
Week 7 - Research methods
1. Research Methods
a. Content analysis, coding and Thematic analysis
b. Case studies.
2. Scientific processes
a. Types of validity across all methods of investigation: face validity, concurrent
validity, ecological validity and temporal validity. Assessment of validity. Improving
b. Features of science: objectivity and the empirical method; replicability and
falsifiability; theory construction and hypothesis testing; paradigms and paradigm
c. Reporting psychological investigations. Sections of a scientific report: abstract,
introduction, method, results, discussion and referencing.
3. Data handling and analysis
a. Analysis and interpretation of correlation, including correlation coefficients.
b. Levels of measurement: nominal, ordinal and interval (covered in 4b).
c. Content analysis and coding. Thematic analysis (covered in 1a).
4. Inferential testing
a. Probability and significance: Type I and Type II errors
b. Factors affecting the choice of statistical test, including level of measurement: nominal, ordinal and interval data and experimental design. When to use the following tests: Spearman���s rho, Pearson’s r, Wilcoxon, Mann-Whitney, related t-test, unrelated t-test and Chi-Squared test.
c. The use of statistical tables and critical values in interpretation of significance;
d. Introduction to statistical testing; the sign test. Including the mathematical criteria the calculation of non-parametric tests