Recruiting Study Participants

While we would all love to foresee and plan for every possible hiccup in the research process, we are still human, and thus we must continue to make adjustments all along the way to ensure the validity of our data and the ease of its collection. So, it is no surprise that after beginning a new semester of progress on my study, more concerns have arisen.

[Read more…]

Trouble-Shooting in Psychology

Through designing and beginning to run my own psychology study, I have begun to understand the ins and outs of the research process at a depth that I was not able to attain in past years by simply helping to conduct someone else’s study.  While the initial tasks of choosing a topic and how to generally study it were exciting due to the opportunities they presented for a vast array of possible avenues and new knowledge to be gained, deciding on the particulars of the experimental design for my study presented opportunities of a different kind: those for missteps and pitfalls.

[Read more…]