IBDP Psychology Chapter 4 Notes

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These notes have specially been curated by expert teachers to simplify and enlighten concepts given in IB Psychology HL. The notes are comprehensive in nature and are sufficient to study the chapter in depth and one need not look for other resources beyond the notes provided on our website which can be accessed for free. The notes for Research Psychology IBDP HL are available on our official website and can be downloaded for free. You are one click away from obtaining all that you need to score well in IB Psychology HL.

The material made available on Tychr’s website is available for all IBDP subjects and is specially curated after an extensive amount of effort to ensure that the notes are in consonance with the IB curriculum and are an amalgamation from various textbooks prescribed by the IBO. Students often face a challenge understanding concepts, especially concepts that are new and tricky, these IB Psychology Notes will help the student cover the chapter of Research Psychology entirely while explaining every concept in a detailed and easy way.

The chapter on Research Psychology explains the quantitative and qualitative research methods involved in the study of Psychology and the concept of sampling, credibility, bias, etc. Quantitative research is discussed in detail explaining the types of experiment and the sampling methods involved in the experiment. Independent groups design, repeated measures design and matched pairs design are explained as experimental designs followed by the types of validity. Next, the concept of correlation along with its constraints is explained. Alternatively, credibility in qualitative research along with sampling method is provided in detail. This is followed by observational techniques in qualitative research methods and an understanding of what case studies are.

The chapter also explains the forms of data analysis like meta-analysis, content analysis and descriptive statistics along with the measures of tendencies- mean, mode, median etc. The presentation of quantitative data in forms of histograms, pie charts, tables and statistical testing is given. The chapter further talks about the ethical considerations in conducting the study such as informed consent, deception, debriefing, etc. in the study of psychology followed by ethical considerations in reporting the results like avoiding plagiarism, data fabrication and the social repercussions of the scientific results so reported.