Hmpyc80 Research Methodology

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Hypothesis testing Variables (Tut 104 p 165) Sampling Distribution of the mean GROUPS DESIGN T Test- difference between the means of 2 groups (BG p.147) Dependent and Independent samples (tc and td) One-way analysis of variance (The F test uses variance as an index for the difference between two or more means.) (BG p. 174) Factorial Analysis of Variance (BG p.180)

Correlation coefficient (BG p. 208) Regression analysis, testing Beta (BG p.221) Prediction and regression analysis (BG p. 235) Multiple regression analysis (BG p.245)

Latent and manifest variable

Qualitative analysis (Tut 104 p101) and Paradigms (p.86)- Positivism Triangulation /Observation / Interviews / Bracketing Ethics

TOPIC 5 PAST EXAM PAPER- OCT NOV 2011 (4 SESSIONS TO COVER) TOPIC 6 Revision- 1-2 sessions in October

Type of research you should avoid for your honours project Try to avoid the following research topics and methods unless you have ethical approval (that is if your project has been approved by an ethics committee in the place where you plan to conduct your study, or if your project forms part of a project that has been approved). Section 1: RESEARCH TOPICS Avoid research involving any of the following: 1.01 research about parenting 1.02 research investigating sensitive personal issues 1.03 research investigating sensitive cultural issues 1.04 explorations of grief, death or serious/traumatic loss 1.05 depression, mood states, anxiety 1.06 gambling 1.07 eating disorders 1.08 illicit drug taking 1.09 substance abuse 1.10 self report of criminal behaviour 1.11 any psychological disorder 1.12 suicide 1.13 gender identity 1.14 sexuality 1.15 race or ethnic identity 1.16 any disease or health problem 1.17 fertility 1.18 termination of pregnancy Section 2: RESEARCH PROCEDURES Avoid research involving any of the following: 2.01 use of personal data obtained from external agency without participant’s knowledge 2.02 deception of participants 2.03 concealing the purposes of the research 2.04 covert observation 2.05 audio or visual recording without consent 2.06 recruitment via a third party or agency 2.07 withholding from one group specific treatments or methods of learning, from which they may "benefit" (e.g., in medicine or teaching)

2.08 any psychological interventions or treatments 2.09 administration of physical stimulation 2.10 invasive physical procedures 2.11 infliction of pain 2.12 administration of drugs 2.13 administration of other substances 2.14 administration of ionising radiation 2.14 administration of ionising radiation 2.15 tissue sampling or blood taking 2.16 collecting body fluid 2.17 genetic testing 2.18 use of records where participants can be identified or linked 2.19 drug trials and other clinical trials 2.20 administration of drugs or placebos Section 3: PARTICIPANTS VULNERABILITY Do not involve participants who fall within the following targeted categories: 3.01 suffering a psychological disorder 3.02 suffering a physical vulnerability 3.03 people highly dependent on medical care 3.04 minors without parental or guardian consent 3.05 people whose ability to give consent is impaired 3.06 resident of a custodial institution 3.07 persons whose ability give free informed consent is restricted because of difficulties in understanding information statements (e.g. language difficulties) 3.08 members of a socially identifiable group with special cultural or religious needs or political vulnerabilities 3.09 Those in dependent relationship with the researchers (e.g. lecturer/student, doctor/patient, teacher/pupil, professional/client) 3.10 will it be possible to identify any participant in any final report when specific consent for this has not been given? Section 4 - RESEARCH IN OVERSEAS SETTINGS Avoid research involving any of the following:...
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