Positive Psychology: Character, Grit and Research Methods (Coursera)

Positive Psychology: Character, Grit and Research Methods (Coursera)
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Positive Psychology: Character, Grit and Research Methods (Coursera)
Learners discover how apply to research methods to their study of Positive Psychology. In this course, we study with Dr. Angela Duckworth and Dr. Claire Robertson-Kraft. Through an exploration their work "True Grit" and interviews with researchers and practitioners, you develop a research hypothesis and learn how to understand the difference between internal and external validity. You also begin to understand and apply the strengths and weaknesses associated with different types of measurements and evaluation designs. You then interpret the results in an empirical study.

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What You Will Learn

- Assess whether a hypothesis is good based on its characteristics

- Make use of best practices for research data collection

- Utilize inferential statistics for data analysis

- Describe the basics of research methodologies and design

Suggested prerequisites: Positive Psychology: Martin E. P. Seligman’s Visionary Science and Positive Psychology: Applications and Interventions.

Course 3 of 5 in the Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization.


Syllabus


WEEK 1: Planning for Research

WEEK 2: Collecting Data

WEEK 3:Analyzing Data

WEEK 4:Using Research to Inform Your Work and the World Around You



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