Explaining Statistics To People Who Have Not Taken a Statistics Course

Evolutionary theories often emphasize that humans have adapted to their physical environment. One such theory hypothesizes that people should spontaneously follow a 24-hour cycle of sleeping and waking—even if they are not exposed to the usual pattern of sunlight. To test this notion, eight paid volunteers were placed (individually) in a room in which there... Continue Reading →

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Research Methods: Advantages and Disadvantages

List the advantages and disadvantages of the following research methods: Research Method Advantages Disadvantages Case Study Case studies provide rich detail that can be used to determine complex psychological problems. Case studies can also be used as tentative support for a theory or even as a challenge to a theory’s assumptions. Case studies offer a... Continue Reading →

Psychology Research Methods

Complete the following chart. The first column shows the name of a research method used in psychology. In the second column, write a brief description of that research method. In the third column, provide a situation when this method could be applied. Scientific Method Description: A method of testing observations through scientific experimentation. There are... Continue Reading →

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