Obersational Metods of Research
|Research Methods||PSYC 352|
|Bachelor of Science in Psychology||Spring 2010|
Observational research is the key to non-experimental research. There are several methods of observational research that may be used, each with its own concerns for validity as well as ethical feasibility in its implementation. Observational studies often take place outside the confines of a laboratory, forcing a large number of confounding variables. With the relative imprecision of observational studies, there are still protocols that must be followed.