Research Methods in Psychology

Freshman (College 1st year) ・Anthropology ・MLA

When doing studies, psychologists employ a range of approaches. The strategies differ and have characteristics that make them appropriate for a certain scenario or unsuitable for it. Methods for descriptive analysis are a collection of methods used to explain actions or events. They may not authorize researchers to establish behavioral triggers. Case studies, observation (controlled, normal, and participant), and surveys are examples of descriptive testing techniques.

Typically, case studies are a good source of theories and provide detailed information on the people in question. Case studies are, however, restricted since the person does not be representative of the population. Surveys, on the other hand, provide a large amount of information on a large sample.

The weakness of surveys is that respondents may give inaccurate answers. Naturalistic observation allows the researcher to observe behavior in its natural setting and can also generate new research ideas. However, the fact that the observations are conducted on a small scale makes the results unrepresentative of the population. Controlled observation in a laboratory setting can be replicated, provides quantitative data, and is quick to conduct. However, the method can lack validity since participants will change their behavior when they know that they are being watched.

Psychologists could also use experiments in their research. Experiments are controlled and can help a researcher identify cause and effect. A researcher can also distinguish placebo effects from the effects of treatment unlike in the case of descriptive methods. However, since an experiment is artificial, the results may not be generalizable to a population. Tests are also a common research method used by psychologists. Tests provide insightful information regarding aspects such as personality traits, abilities, and attitudes. However, the challenge comes in constructing tests that are both reliable and valid.

In my opinion, psychological experiments are the most applicable method across a variety of situations. This is because despite being applied in describing behavior and events, they can also be used to identify cause and effect. Psychological experiments have actually shaped the field of psychology since its formative years.    

Get a price
Academic level
Pages *275 words
Total price
$ 0 .00
$ 0 .00

Prices that are easy on your wallet

Our experts are ready to do an excellent job starting at $14.99 per page

What Clients Say About Us
Our Customers Rated UsGreat
Out of 5 Based on 357 Reviews
I experienced difficult times trying to complete huge number of assignments to my university at the same time and you, guys, literally saved me. Everything was done in time and on the highest level! I really appreciate your help.
Essay, History, 12 pages, 7 days, Master's
First time when I placed an order with you, I just lacked time to do all the homework and it was a lot going on in my family. But today I’m doing it sometimes just for fun – I really enjoy communicating with your Customer Support members and just letting myself being a bit lazy
Yuong Lo Mui,
Literature review, IT, 17 pages, 4 days, Master's
My GPA is 4.0 and I’ve always been doing everything myself, but there is a class which I was about to fail thus my GPA would decrease first time in so many years. I ordered few assignments to be completed with and you did a great job! Thanks to you I still remain one of the best students on campus.
Essay, Politics, 8 pages, 5 days, Junior
I am not used to such services and I usually write all the papers by myself. But this time I got in a very difficult situation and had to order my paper on this website. To my surprise it appeared to be quite good. Thank you, it is really nice service. Think I'll get back to you soon!
Thesis, Management, 34 pages, 14 days, Master's
I am on my maternity leave now, so I spend a lot of time at home taking care of my little son. I’ve decided to get one more higher education degree while I’m spending so much time at home and applied for distance learning in one online college. But caring a baby takes even more time then I excepted so I’m the way too busy to write the complicated masters level research works, but is so-so-so cool! Thank you for that you exist! I don’t know what I would do without you all!
Essay, Education, 15 pages, 8 days, Master's
I am studying and working at the same time and it is difficult to cope with university assignments as I am very tired after the work day. You service is a salvation for me as it helps to do everything on time. I am really happy about it. Wish you everything the best! Especially my lovely writer 109!
Coursework, Religion, 11 pages, 7 days, Master's

We at

work according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which means you have the control over your personal data. All payment transactions go through a secure online payment system, thus your Billing information is not stored, saved or available to the Company in any way. Additionally, we guarantee confidentiality and anonymity all throughout your cooperation with our Company.

Try our service with 15% Discount for your first order!   Try our service with 15% Discount for your first order!   Try our service with 15% Discount for your first order!  

Order Now