Research Methods and Statistics

Synopsis
A series of four programmes for social science students on research methods and statistics.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Year of production
2005
Uses
Suitable for the Methods section at GCSE or AS/A2 levels and also useful for revision.
Subjects
Psychology; Social sciences; Sociology
Keywords
data collection and analysis; experimental psychology; psychological investigation; social surveys; statistical analysis

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£30.00 each
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
23, 33, 33, 40 minutes
Year
2006

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£30.00 each
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
23, 33,33, 40 minutes
Year
2006

Sections

Title
Introduction to designing experiments
Synopsis
The first of four on research methods and statistics. This is a light hearted introduction to design. After initial lack of preparation and planning Adam takes us through his design and method covering replication, IVs & DVs, Null/Alternative hypotheses, one/two tailed hypotheses, field / lab experiments, sampling, primacy/recency effects, constant/random errors etc
Duration
23 mins

Title
Organising quantitative data
Synopsis
The second title in the series concentrates on understanding and organising data using descriptive statistics. Using data collected from studies of music pupils, students are taken through measures of central tendency, levels of measurement, measures of dispersion and graphs. Animation and instructional graphics clarify all explanations and reinforce important concepts. Covers in detail:- mode, median and mean; discrete and continuous data; nominal, ordinal, interval/ratio data, range, standard deviation and the Normal Distribution, as well as selecting appropriate graphs. The video concludes with a quick quiz to assess understanding and focus on key areas. The step-by-step approach is reassuring and encourages students that statistics need not be intimidating and can bring study to life.
Duration
33 mins

Title
Inferential statistics
Synopsis
Using the theme of magic, this film demonstrates the importance of probability theory and of using the correct tests appropriately for analysing research data.
Duration
33 mins

Title
Exploring qualitative methods
Synopsis
The last film in the series gives an insight into the issues relevant to collecting and using qualitative data. It follows students researching dreams and shows how they tackle designing their questionnaires; prepare participant interviews; case studies and observational studies. This film also covers the use of content analysis and the correlational method used to make qualitative data more meaningful.
Duration
40 mins

Production Company

Name

Uniview Productions

Distributor

Name

Uniview Worldwide

Email
sales@uniview.co.uk
Web
http://www.uniview.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
0151 648 9988
Address
PO Box 20
Hoylake
Wirral
CH48 7HY
Notes
NB. Uniview ceased trading at the end of July 2016. Some of the products previously distributed by them are available from Short Cuts TV: http://www.shortcutstv.com/

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