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  • 1. Psychology  Summer  School  2013   Psychology  in  the  21st  Century:  Research  in  Ac;on   Ma$  Hilton    
  • 2. •  Why  are  ethics  so  important?   •  How  has  technology  shaped  the  research  we  do?   •  What  problems  do  we  face  when  collec;ng  data?   •  Your  reports   •  Experiment  1   Overview  
  • 3. •  Ethics  can  affect  all  aspects  of  the  research  process   –  Recruitment  of  par;cipants   –  Collec;on  of  data   –  Analysis  of  data   •  How  are  ethics  dealt  with  in  the  real  world?   •  What  we  do  at  Lancaster   –  Psychology  Department   –  University  commiMee   Why  are  ethics  so  important?  
  • 4. •  Developmental   •  Social   •  Cogni;ve   •  Health   •  Forensic   •  Sport   What  par;cular  areas  of  research   present  a  concern?  
  • 5. •  Problem  of  knowing  what  people  actually  think/feel   •  AMempt  to  avoid  bias  in  responses   •  Need  for  objec;ve  measures   How  has  technology  shaped  our   research?  
  • 6. EEG  
  • 7. •  Unconscious  reac;ons   •  Infant/child  development   •  Objec;ve  measure   •  “EEG  is  like  listening  to  crowd  noises  in  soccer  game  with  a   mic  outside  the  stadium.  But  we  can  manipulate  the  game.”   Why  is  EEG  so  useful?  
  • 8. Eye  tracking  
  • 9. Eye  tracking  demo  
  • 10. •  Unconscious  reac;ons   •  Infant/child  development   •  More  s;mulus  specific  than  EEG   •  Objec;ve   •  Understand  aMen;on   Why  is  it  useful?  
  • 11. •  TOO  MANY!   •  Recruitment   •  Running  the  study   •  Payment   •  Funding   •  Objec;vity/excluding  bias   What  problems  do  we  face  when   collec;ng  data?  
  • 12. Psychology  in   Schools   Psychology  in   the  Workplace   Gender   Psychology   Social   Psychology   Psychology  as  a  field  is  huge!   Child   Psychology   Criminal   Psychology   Language   Mental   Health   Consumer   Psychology   Compara;ve   (animal)   Psychology   Counselling   Health  Psychology  
  • 13. •  Have  a  think  and  text  in  you  answer   •  Text  “4390”  and  your  response  to  020  3322  5822   What  area  of  psychology  interests   you  the  most?  
  • 14. •  Why  are  ethics  so  important?   •  How  has  technology  shaped  the  research  we  do?   •  What  problems  do  we  face  when  collec;ng  data?   •  Your  reports   •  Experiment  1   Overview  
  • 15. •  To  read  like  a  mini  journal  ar;cle   •  Introduc;on   •  Method   •  Results   •  Discussion   Your  report  
  • 16. •  Introduce  your  topic   •  Why  is  this  interes;ng?   •  What  has  past  research  indicated?   •  What  will  I  be  doing?   •  What  do  I  expect  to  happen?   Introduc;on  
  • 17. •  Exactly  what  happened?   •  Who?     –  Males/females,  ages   •  Where?   •  What?   –  Materials  did  you  use?   –  Procedure?   –  Timings?   Method  
  • 18. •  Analyse  the  data  you  have  collected   Results  
  • 19. •  Summary  of  the  study   •  Why  its  an  important  finding   •  Limita;ons  (not  too  harsh,  don’t  slag  yourself  off  –  its  weird)   •  Implica;ons   •  Future  direc;ons   Discussion  
  • 20. •  Why  are  ethics  so  important?   •  How  has  technology  shaped  the  research  we  do?   •  What  problems  do  we  face  when  collec;ng  data?   •  Your  reports   •  Experiment  1   Overview  
  • 21. See  you  at  10.30  for  more  experiments…!   m.hilton1@lancaster.ac.uk  

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