Segments in this Video

Introduction: Non-Experimental Research (00:24)


This segments explains why experiments are not always the best research method.

Naturalistic Observation (04:04)

Participant, non-participant, overt, covert, structured, and unstructured observation are types of non-experimental research methods. Learn the benefits and problems associated with watching and recording how people behave in real life situations.

Self Report Studies (05:25)

Psychologists can learn about people through structured questionnaires, which should be short, easy to understand, standardized, and absent of leading questions. Learn the strengths and limitations of this type of non-experimental research compared with interviews.

Case Studies (05:25)

Psychologists were anxious to study Genie who could barely walk or talk after being isolated for 11 years. Learn about the benefits and limitations of the in-depth study of a person, group, or event.

Credits: Non-Experimental Research Methods (00:35)

Credits: Non-Experimental Research Methods

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Non-Experimental Research Methods

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While a lot of psychological research is done through experiments, for some research questions we need to see how people actually behave in the real world to discover what they are really thinking and feeling. Using a range of classic and contemporary studies, this film illustrates and evaluates the strengths, weaknesses, and limitations of three different types of non-experimental methods used by psychologists to study social behavior: Case Studies, Naturalistic Observation and Self-Report Methods.

Length: 17 minutes

Item#: BVL121712

ISBN: 978-1-64023-511-3

Copyright date: ©2017

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