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Introduction to Research Methods
Psychology experiments can range from simple to complex, but there are some basic terms and concepts that all students of psychology should understand. Learn more about types of research, basic experimental design, and relationships between variables.
The Simple Experiment
The simple experiment is one of the most basic methods of determining if there is a cause-and-effect relationship between two variables. Find more information on the parts of a simple experiment and how results are measured.
Correlational studies are one of the two major types of psychology research. Learn more about the subtypes of correlational studies as well as methods of observation and scientific surveys.
What is Reliability?
Reliability is a vital component of a valid psychological test. What is reliability? How do we measure it? Learn more about reliability in psychology tests.
What is Validity?
When determining the merits of a psychological test, validity is one of the most important factors to consider. What is validity? How do we measure it? Learn the answers to these questions and more.