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Psychology, Psychological Research, Why Is Research Important?
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:

Explain how scientific research addresses questions about behavior
Discuss how scientific research guides public policy
Appreciate how scientific research can be important in making personal decisions

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Social Science
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Module
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Research Methods
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This course will introduce the student to research methodologies frequently used in the social sciences, and especially those used in the field of psychology. This course covers the basics of conducting research, touching upon statistics and their importance (although it does not require a comprehensive knowledge of the subject). The course will conclude with a section on experimental design. By the end of this course, the student should understand why research methodology is important in scientific research, be comfortable reading procedural and methodological sections of journal articles, and understand how to employ different research methods. (Psychology 202A)

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Social Science
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The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Research Methods in Psychology
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This textbook is an adaptation of one written by [unnamed original author] and adapted by The Saylor Foundation under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License without attribution as requested by the work’s original creator or licensee. The original text is available here: http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/

This fourth edition (published in 2019) was co-authored by Rajiv S. Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Carrie Cuttler (Washington State University), and Dana C. Leighton (Texas A&M University—Texarkana) and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Revisions throughout the current edition include changing the chapter and section numbering system to better accommodate adaptions that remove or reorder chapters; continued reversion from the Canadian edition; general grammatical edits; replacement of “he/she” to “they” and “his/her” to “their”; removal or update of dead links; embedded videos that were not embedded; moved key takeaways and exercises from the end of each chapter section to the end of each chapter; a new cover design. In addition, the following revisions were made to specific chapters:
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Science of Psychology
Chapter 2: Overview of the Scientific Method
Chapter 3: Research Ethics
Chapter 4: Psychological Measurement
Chapter 5: Experimental Research
Chapter 6: Nonexperimental Research
Chapter 7: Survey Research
Chapter 8: Quasi-Experimental Research
Chapter 9: Factorial Designs
Chapter 10: Single-Subject Research
Chapter 11: Presenting Your Research
Chapter 12: Descriptive Statistics
Chapter 13: Inferential Statistics

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/research-methods-in-psychology-3rd-american-edition

Subject:
Psychology
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Carrie Cuttler
Dana C. Leighton
I-Chant A. Chiang
Rajiv S. Jhangiani
Date Added:
09/16/2019
Review of "Biology 2e" from OpenStax
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This is a review of an OER biology textbook.This resource was reviewed by Dr. Achim D. Herrmann (Department of Geology and Geophysics, LSU).This resource is available here: https://louis.oercommons.org/courseware/6 

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Environmental Science
Geology
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Textbook
Author:
Achim Herrmann
Date Added:
08/03/2020
Survey of Biology (BIOL 100)
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This course will introduce you to a general overview of the biological world. Important concepts will be reinforced and expanded upon through completion of weekly laboratory activities and homework assignments. Upon successful conclusion of the course, students will be able to do the following: Describe the nature of science, including its methods and its limitations; Describe the basic methodology of doing science and the scientific method; Use the scientific method to study everyday situations as well as in laboratory/field investigations; Identify, describe, and explain at a rudimentary level and present examples of, the characteristics common to all living things; Explain that living organisms are composed of molecules which interact in a variety of different chemical reactions necessary to sustain life; Explain that living organisms are comprised of one or more cells and are classified as prokaryotic or eukaryotic based on cellular characteristics; Describe the hereditary information possessed by living and explain how that information determines the cellular characteristics and functions (including basic Mendelian genetics); Explain and describe, with examples, the diversity of life, at different levels (basic molecular to ecological) and how it is hierarchically organized into systems; Explain how evolution by natural selection occurs, and describe the evidence that supports the theory of evolution; and more.

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Biology
Natural Science
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Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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Open Course Library
Date Added:
04/26/2019