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

Through the study of Angela Duckworth’s and Claire Robertson-Kraft’s article “True Grit” along with viewing interviews with researchers and practitioners, students will learn how apply research methods to their study of Positive Psychology. Students will learn how to develop a research hypothesis and how to understand the difference between internal and external validity.

Students will begin to understand and apply the strengths and weaknesses associated with different types of measurements and evaluation designs and interpret the results in an empirical study.

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

Graded: Quiz 1

Graded: Developing a hypothesis

WEEK 2

Collecting Data

Graded: Module 2 Quiz

Graded: Operationalization, Validity and Reliability

WEEK 3

Analyzing Data

Graded: Module 3 Quiz

Graded: Hypotheses and Analyses

WEEK 4

Using Research to Inform Your Work and the World Around You

Graded: Quiz 4

Graded: Research Design

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