4 films designed to introduce students to non-experimental research methods in psychology.
1. Naturalistic Observation involves getting out and seeing how people actually behave in real life situations. Using several key studies, this film illustrates different naturalistic observation techniques, explains why psychologists use this method and outlines some of its strengths and the limitations (04.42).
2. Self Report Methods, such as questionnaires and interviews, gather data directly from the participants and this film looks at some of the problems and limitations common to all self-report methods (05.18).
3. Case Study Research uses the well-known case of 'Genie' Wiley to illustrate the use of this method in psychology; why and how case studies are used, what they can offer researchers, their limitations and some of the ethical issues that may arise (05.05).
4. Correlations: This film uses real research studies to illustrate the uses of correlations, their limitations and how correlation data may be misused in psychological research (05.55).