What you'll learn
Assess whether a hypothesis is good based on its characteristics
Describe the basics of research methodologies and design
Make use of best practices for research data collection
Utilize inferential statistics for data analysis
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. Suggested prerequisites: Positive Psychology: Martin E.P. Seligman’s Visionary Science and Positive Psychology: Applications and Interventions.
Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Motivation to learn!
There are no special materials or prerequisite knowledge required for this course.
Who this course is for
Students who are new to this field
Students willing to put in a couple hours to learn about Positive Psychology: Character, Grit and Research Methods
Advanced students wanting to add another skill to their portfolio
Claire Robertson-Kraft, Ph.D. – Director, ImpactED – Positive Psychology Center and Fels Insititute of Government
Angela Duckworth, Ph.D. – Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology – Positive Psychology Center
This course includes
Option for learning at your own pace
Videos and reading material about the course
Assessed tasks with feedback from other course participants
Evaluated tests with feedback
Evaluated programming tasks