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PSYC 312 Research Methods in Psychology II: Research in Psychology

Research Steps

The Research Paper

  • Identification of research problem
  • Literature review
  • Specifying the purpose of research
  • Determining specific research questions
  • Specification of a conceptual framework, usually a set of hypotheses[30]
  • Choice of a methodology (for data collection)
  • Data collection
  • Verifying data
  • Analyzing and interpreting the data
  • Reporting and evaluating research
  • Communicating the research findings and, possibly, recommendations

Research Methods

Methods of Psychological Research

  • Qualitative
  • Quantitative

Types of Psychological Research

  • Correlational Research
  • Descriptive Research
  • Experimental Research

Research Designs/Data Collection Methods

  • Archival
  • Case Study
  • Computer Simulation (Modeling)
  • Content Analysis
  • Event Sampling
  • Experiment
  • Field Experiment
  • Interview
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Observational Study
  • Self-Report Inventory
  • Survey
  • Twin Study