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Core Concepts in Research, Reductionism and Psychology
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presented by Harriet Carmichael, fl. 2005 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Core Concepts in Research (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 4 mins
This film illustrates both the importance and limitations of reductionism in psychological explanation using the example of research into diet and obesity. It compares reductionism and holism and cautions students against simply using reductionism as a critique to be compared unfavourably with holism.
presented by Harriet Carmichael, fl. 2005 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Core Concepts in Research (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 4 mins
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Core Concepts in Research, Reliability & Validity
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presented by Clare Parsons, fl. 2018 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Core Concepts in Research (Shortcuts TV, 2018), 4 mins
Psychologists have told us a lot about human behaviour, but can we trust the findings? This film looks at the part played by reliability and validity in helping to answer this question. Reliability and external and internal validity are explained and the key tests of face, concurrent and ecological validity are i...
presented by Clare Parsons, fl. 2018 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Core Concepts in Research (Shortcuts TV, 2018), 4 mins
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Core Concepts in Research, Sampling
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presented by Harriet Carmichael, fl. 2005 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Core Concepts in Research (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 6 mins
Sampling is crucial in psychology but can be difficult to understand. This film offers a helping hand with a series of visual images that take students through target population, samples, representativeness and generalisability. It then looks at how sampling is done, illustrating differences between probability a...
presented by Harriet Carmichael, fl. 2005 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Core Concepts in Research (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 6 mins
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Core Concepts in Research, Variables
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presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000 and Clare Parsons, fl. 2018; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000, in Core Concepts in Research (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 5 mins
Although the idea of variables can seem dull and uninspiring, they are crucial because they're everywhere in psychology. This film provides a clear introduction to this concept, explaining and illustrating the key questions of definition, types, reliability, validity and application.
presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000 and Clare Parsons, fl. 2018; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000, in Core Concepts in Research (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 5 mins
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Experimental Research Methods, Laboratory Experiments
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presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000, Clare Parsons, fl. 2018 and Harriet Carmichael, fl. 2005; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Experimental Research Methods (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 7 mins
This video uses some famous psychological studies to explain the experimental method and illustrate how laboratory experiments are done, their strengths and limitations and, often forgotten, how these limitations do not apply uniformly to all experimental studies.
presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000, Clare Parsons, fl. 2018 and Harriet Carmichael, fl. 2005; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Experimental Research Methods (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 7 mins
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Issues in Psychology, Ethics & Ethical Issues in Psychology
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presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000 and Clare Parsons, fl. 2018; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 6 mins
This film begins by looking at how stricter ethical guidelines were developed in psychology. Using an on-going research project, it illustrates contemporary ethical guidelines and the issues arising from the potential conflicts between protecting participants and producing socially useful research. It ends by ask...
presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000 and Clare Parsons, fl. 2018; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 6 mins
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Issues in Psychology, Understanding Socially Sensitive Research
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presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 5 mins
While ethics is about the conduct of research, socially sensitive research is about the consequences. Might it harm some individuals or groups? Using the example of recent research into genetics and education, this film illustrates the questions typically asked about socially sensitive research and shows how probl...
presented by Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 5 mins
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Issues in Psychology, Usefulness of Research
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presented by Harriet Carmichael, fl. 2005 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 6 mins
Have you ever wondered why some people claim to see the face of Jesus in their toast? Well, psychologists at the University of Toronto did. But why? This film uses a number of studies to illustrate how the usefulness of psychological research is assessed and evaluated. And if you're wondering about the toast, it w...
presented by Harriet Carmichael, fl. 2005 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Issues in Psychology (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 6 mins
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Non-Experimental Research Methods, Correlations
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presented by Clare Parsons, fl. 2018 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Non-Experimental Research Methods (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 4 mins
Correlations are relationships and this film begins by illustrating how the strength and direction of those relationships is measured. It then uses real research studies to illustrate the uses of correlations, their limitations and how easily correlation data can be misused.
presented by Clare Parsons, fl. 2018 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Non-Experimental Research Methods (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 4 mins
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Non-Experimental Research Methods, Observational Methods
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presented by Harriet Carmichael, fl. 2005 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Non-Experimental Research Methods (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 4 mins
Some research questions in psychology involve getting out and seeing how people actually behave in real life situations. This is called naturalistic observation. Using several key studies, this film illustrates different techniques of naturalistic observation, why psychologists use this method, some of the difficu...
presented by Harriet Carmichael, fl. 2005 and Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; with Steve Taylor, fl. 2000; produced by Shortcuts TV, in Non-Experimental Research Methods (Leicester, England: Shortcuts TV, 2018), 4 mins
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