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Research Methods Case Scenario
Chapter 1 includes a section on Research Methods in Psychology. Psychologists use a variety of research methods to study human mental processes and behavior. Regardless of the method used, they all follow a general "scientific method." Review the following online resources for more information on the scientific method, as well as the different types of research methods covered in the reading.
- Video: http://www.brightstorm.com/science/biology/foundation-of-biology/scientific-method-steps/
Now that you have reviewed applicable concepts related to research methods in psychology and the scientific method, review the following scenario and address the items below.
Research Scenario: An elementary school wants to study reading skills and improvement trends within their student population. They have several research questions they want to explore including:
- How much do reading scores change from the beginning of the school year to the end of the school year?
- Do males and females have similar reading scores or different reading scores?
- How do the factors of age, number of siblings, and IQ relate to reading scores?
- Which activities and interventions help students with lower reading scores significantly increase their reading scores?
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