VCE Unit 3 Psychology - Research Methods

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Mind Map on Research Methods, created by Anthea Wu on 05-01-2019.

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VCE Unit 3 Psychology - Research Methods
  1. Sample and Population
    1. Sample

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      • A subset or part of a larger group chosen to be studied for research purposes.
      1. Population
      2. Experimental Research
        1. Variables
          1. Independent
            1. Dependent
              1. Estraneous
                1. Identifying extraneous and potential confounding variables
                  1. Individual participant differences
                    1. Placebo effect
                      1. Experimenter effect
                        1. Order effect
                          1. Non-standardised procedure
                          2. Ways of minimising extraneous and confounding variables
                            1. Participant selection and allocation
                              1. Participant selection
                                1. Random sampling
                                  1. Biased sample
                                  2. Convenience sampling
                                    1. Stratified sampling
                                      1. Stratified-random sampling
                                        1. Representative sample
                                        2. Participant allocation
                                          1. Random allocation
                                        3. Counterbalancing
                                          1. Single-blind procedures
                                            1. Double-blind procedures
                                              1. Placebos
                                                1. Standardised instructions and procedures
                                                  1. Use of an appropriate experimental research design
                                                    1. Independent groups
                                                      1. Repeated measures
                                                        1. Matched participants
                                                    2. Confounding
                                                    3. Experiment
                                                      1. Experimental groups
                                                        1. Control groups
                                                        2. Types of Research Methods
                                                          1. Observational study
                                                            1. Self-report
                                                              1. Case study
                                                                1. Cross-sectional study
                                                                  1. Experiment
                                                                  2. Types of Data
                                                                    1. Secondary
                                                                      1. Primary
                                                                        1. Qualitative
                                                                          1. Quantitative
                                                                          2. Organising, Presenting and Interpreting Data
                                                                            1. Conclusions and generalisations
                                                                              1. Conclusion
                                                                                1. Generalisation
                                                                                2. Reliability and validity
                                                                                  1. Validity
                                                                                    1. Reliabilty
                                                                                  2. Research Hypothesis
                                                                                    1. Steps in Psychological Research
                                                                                      1. Step 1 Identify the research topic
                                                                                        1. Step 2 Formulate the research hypothesis
                                                                                          1. Step 3 Design the research
                                                                                            1. Step 5 Analyse the data
                                                                                              1. Step 6 Interpret and evaluate the results
                                                                                                1. Step 4 Collect the data
                                                                                                  1. Step 7 Report the research and findings
                                                                                                    1. Replication
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