Category Psychology

Common research methods

Of course, there are many different ways of testing the research hypotheses.

Although this is an oversimplification, the following three general research methods may be distinguished:

  1.  experiments;
  2. surveys/non-experiments; and
  3. observation.

This is not a complete list by any means. However, it does include most of the research methods likely to be used by beginning researchers.
EXPERIMENTS

It is difficult to imagine psychology without experiments...

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