OpenStax College: Psychology: "Chapter 2: Psychological Research"
Read Chapter 2 to learn about the concepts surrounding the scientific method, which is the basis for conducting scientific research. Pay particular attention to section 2.3, "Approaches to Research," which covers important topics related to research methods in psychology. After reading this chapter, you will understand important terminology and concepts associated with psychological research (e.g., experimentation, causality, correlation, validity, reliability, hypothesis testing, etc.).