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This eagerly anticipated powerpoint has been produced by leading authors Nick and Bethan specifically for the AQA Psychology Specification Year 2 - Research Methods Additional Content and maps onto our VERY popular Student Workbook of the same name also available for download here on TES
Week 7 - Research Methods Additional Content - Learning Objectives
On completion of this unit you should be familiar with the following:
Lesson 1. Research methods
a. Content analysis, coding and Thematic analysis
b. Case studies.
Lesson 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 validity.
b. Features of science: objectivity and the empirical method; replicability and falsifiability; theory construction and hypothesis testing; paradigms and paradigm shifts.
c. Reporting psychological investigations. Sections of a scientific report: abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion and referencing.
Lesson 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).
Lesson 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.
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