Correlational Research

How is correlational research method used in psychology, inc. co-variables

Types of correlation: positive/negative, including use of scattergrams

Issues with correlations; e.g. cause and effect, other variables

Analysis of correlational data Using, analysing and drawing conclusions from correlations, inc. scattergrams, choosing an app. stats test (levels of measurement and design), issues of statistical significance.

Assessment Questions:

  1. Explain one strength and one weakness of using the correlational research method, as it is used in biological psychology, to inform our understanding of aggression. (4)