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Before we get started...

In this first module we'll consider the basic principles of the scientific method, its history and its philosophies. But before we start talking methods, I'll give you a broad sense of what the course is about and how it's organized. Are you new to Coursera or still deciding whether this is the course for you? Then make sure to check out the 'Introduction' and 'What to expect' section below, so you'll have the essential information you need to decide and to do well in this course! If you have any questions about the course format, deadlines or grading, you'll probably find the answers here. Are you a Coursera veteran and anxious to get started? Then you might want to skip ahead to the first course topic: the Origins of the Scientific Method. You can always check the general information later. Veterans and newbies alike: Don't forget to introduce yourself in the 'meet and greet' forum!...
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2 個視頻 (總計 6 分鐘), 9 個閱讀材料
Video2 個視頻
Welcome to quantitative methods!3分鐘
Reading9 個閱讀材料
Hi there!10分鐘
How to navigate this course10分鐘
How to contribute10分鐘
General info - What will I learn in this course?10分鐘
Course format - How is this course structured?10分鐘
Requirements - What resources do I need?10分鐘
Grading - How do I pass this course?10分鐘
Contact - How do I stay informed?10分鐘
Team - Who created this course?10分鐘
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完成時間為 5 小時

Origins of the scientific method

Science is all about gaining knowledge, coming up with the best possible explanations of the world around us. So how do we decide which explanation is the best one? How do we make sure our explanations are accurate? How do we determine we actually know something? In science we try to resolve these questions by using a set of principles and procedures called the scientific method. You need to know its historical and philosophical 'origin story' to really understand the scientific method and to fully appreciate how hard it is to apply the scientific method in the social and behavioral sciences! ...
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14 個視頻 (總計 85 分鐘), 9 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video14 個視頻
1.02 Scientific Method8分鐘
1.03 Scientific Claims5分鐘
1.04 Classical Period8分鐘
1.05 Enlightenment6分鐘
1.06 Modern Science7分鐘
1.07 Epistemology4分鐘
1.08 Ontology5分鐘
1.09 Approaches7分鐘
1.10 Goals5分鐘
Origins - Interview - Gerben Moerman (Part 1 of 4)3分鐘
Origins - Interview - Gerben Moerman (Part 2 of 4)2分鐘
Origins - Interview - Gerben Moerman (Part 3 of 4)8分鐘
Origins - Interview - Gerben Moerman (Part 4 of 4)7分鐘
Reading9 個閱讀材料
What makes knowledge scientific?10分鐘
What are the essential qualities of a systematic method?10分鐘
What's the difference between a hypothesis and a theory?10分鐘
Who developed the scientific method and when?10分鐘
What is your philosophy of science?10分鐘
Do you prefer your science hard or soft?10分鐘
Honor Code - Integrity in this course10分鐘
Transcripts: Origins10分鐘
About the interview10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Origins20分鐘
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The Scientific Method

In the first module we discussed how the scientific method developed, general philosophical approaches and the types of knowledge science aims to find. In this second module we'll make these abstract principles and concepts a little more concrete by discussing the empirical cycle and causality in more detail. We’ll see how, and in what order these concepts are implemented when we conduct a research study. We'll also consider the main criteria for evaluating the methodological quality of a research study: Validity and reliability. The focus will be on internal validity and how internal validity can be threatened....
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13 個視頻 (總計 68 分鐘), 8 個閱讀材料, 3 個測驗
Video13 個視頻
2.02 (Dis)confirmation4分鐘
2.03 Criteria5分鐘
2.04 Causality3分鐘
2.05 Internal Validity Threats: Participants4分鐘
2.06 Internal Validity Threats: Instruments5分鐘
2.07 Internal Validity Threats: Artificiality5分鐘
2.08 Internal Validity Threats: Research setup5分鐘
2.09 Variables of Interest4分鐘
2.10 Variables of Disinterest5分鐘
Scientific Method - Interview - Marjan Bakker (Part 1 of 3)5分鐘
Scientific Method - Interview - Marjan Bakker (Part 2 of 3)5分鐘
Scientific Method - Interview - Marjan Bakker (Part 3 of 3)6分鐘
Reading8 個閱讀材料
What would be your 'recipe' for the scientific method?10分鐘
What will it take for you to accept a hypothesis?10分鐘
What do you look for in a good research study?10分鐘
How do you identify what caused an effect?10分鐘
What makes a causal explanation less likely?10分鐘
What different relations and roles can variables have?10分鐘
Transcripts: Scientific Method10分鐘
About the interview10分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
Informed Consent Form2分鐘
Scientific Method20分鐘
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完成時間為 5 小時

Research Designs

In the previous module we discussed the empirical cycle, causality and the criteria for methodological quality, focusing on threats to internal validity. In this module we'll consider the most frequently used research designs and we'll see how they address threats to internal validity. We'll look at experimental, quasi-experimental and correlational designs, as well as some other designs you should be familiar with. To understand and appreciate these designs we will discuss some general concepts such as randomization and matching in a little more detail....
Reading
15 個視頻 (總計 74 分鐘), 8 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video15 個視頻
3.02 Factorial Designs3分鐘
3.03 Repeated Measures3分鐘
3.04 Manipulation5分鐘
3.05 Lab vs. Field5分鐘
3.06 Randomization6分鐘
3.07 Experimental Designs4分鐘
3.08 Matching6分鐘
3.09 Quasi-Experimental Designs6分鐘
3.10 Correlational Designs4分鐘
3.11 Other Designs3分鐘
Research Designs - Interview - Maarten Bos (Part 1 of 4)5分鐘
Research Designs - Interview - Maarten Bos (Part 2 of 4)6分鐘
Research Designs - Interview - Maarten Bos (Part 3 of 4)4分鐘
Research Designs - Interview - Maarten Bos (Part 4 of 4)3分鐘
Reading8 個閱讀材料
What are the essential features of a true experiment?10分鐘
What are other ways of comparing?10分鐘
How do manipulation and control work (in the lab vs the field)?10分鐘
What experimental designs can you think of?10分鐘
What if you cannot assign randomly?10分鐘
What if you can't manipulate either?10分鐘
Transcripts: Research Designs10分鐘
About the interview10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Research Designs22分鐘
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完成時間為 5 小時

Measurement

Choosing a design is only the first step in the deduction phase (remember the empirical cycle?). The second step is deciding on specific ways to measure the variables of interest and disinterest. This step is extremely important, because even if we are able to perform a true double-blind experiment, if our measurement and manipulation method are of poor quality, then internal validity will still be compromised! In this module we'll look at what measurement is exactly and what the criteria for evaluating measurement are. We will also look more in-depth at self-report measures, including survey, questionnaires and tests. These methods are among the most frequently used measurement instruments in the social and behavioral sciences....
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14 個視頻 (總計 71 分鐘), 6 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video14 個視頻
4.02 Measurement Structure4分鐘
4.03 Measurement Levels5分鐘
4.04 Variable Types4分鐘
4.05 Measurement Validity5分鐘
4.06 Measurement Reliability5分鐘
4.07 Survey, Questionnaire, Test4分鐘
4.08 Scales and Response Options5分鐘
4.09 Response and Rater Bias4分鐘
4.10 Other Measurement Types4分鐘
Measurement - Interview - Andries van der Ark (Part 1 of 4)5分鐘
Measurement - Interview - Andries van der Ark (Part 2 of 4)3分鐘
Measurement - Interview - Andries van der Ark (Part 3 of 4)8分鐘
Measurement - Interview - Andries van der Ark (Part 4 of 4)3分鐘
Reading6 個閱讀材料
How do you measure something?10分鐘
What is measurement exactly?10分鐘
How do you know whether you have used the right instrument?10分鐘
How are measures constructed and what are their features?10分鐘
Transcripts: Measurement10分鐘
About the interview10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Measurement20分鐘
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創建者 LGJan 5th 2018

This course was excellent in all aspects, including the interesting and extensive material, as well as Dr. Annemarie Zand Scholten's brilliant lectures that help students digest and enjoy the content.

創建者 ALMay 8th 2018

It is well-structured and informative. The pop up questions are interactive and the animation is fun. I have learned a lot from the video instruction, recommended readings, and assignments. Thanks.

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