Resources on Psychology Research: Case Studies, Webinars and White Papers
As a behavioral researcher, staying updated with the latest advancements and resources in psychology research is crucial for enhancing your knowledge and staying at the cutting edge of your field. Fortunately, there are numerous resources available that can provide valuable insights and practical guidance. In this blog post, we'll explore a variety of resources that can support your journey as a behavioral researcher. Let's dive in!
Resources on Psychology Research
Research into understanding human behavior and perception has been around for centuries. The science of behavior and mind was already studied by the ancient Greek philosophers. Nowadays psychologists rely upon data to make sense of the world. By exploring webinars, case studies, white papers, and other resources, you can enhance your knowledge, gain insights from real-life examples, and discover the latest advancements in psychology research.
At Noldus, we have dedicated ourselves to make the best tools to advance human behavioral research for 30 years, and love to share our knowledge! Make sure not to miss these webinars, white papers, case studies and other resources on psychology research!
Case studies and white papers on psychological research
Look for case studies published in reputable psychology journals or books. These real-life examples provide valuable insights into the application of research methods and the complexities of human behavior.
Visit websites of renowned research institutes and think tanks, such as the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). These organizations often publish white papers and research reports that delve into specific areas of psychology, offering comprehensive analyses and evidence-based recommendations.
We have also created multiple case studies and white papers on topics related to (developmental) psychology and behavioral research.
CASE STUDY: Infant behavior research
Interaction between children and their parents is a classical study object in developmental psychology, pediatrics, and child psychiatry. At the Institute of Developmental Neurology of the Beatrix Children’s Hospital of the University Medical Center Groningen researchers developed an observation protocol to quantify in a systematic way the contents of the physiotherapeutic sessions.
They looked into setting up an observation protocol, and how to compare the effect of different interventions. It will help you understand why systematic observations are used to measure the effect of a new intervention.
Download this case study here.
WHITE PAPER: Autism research and The Observer XT
Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder has increased enormously over the years. The extensive research has led to many findings and has resulted in new understandings of how to detect ASDs early in life, setup therapies, stimulate developmental processes, and much more. Autism is the most common Autism Spectrum Disorder, and knowledge is key to developing a better understanding of the disorder.
In this white paper you will learn more about how and why observational research methods are used in autism research worldwide. The two most important questions that often come up in these kind of research: Why observe behavior and how to observe behavior in a structured way? Download your free white paper on autism research here.
WHITE PAPER: How to Build an A/V Lab
Among the methods used for collecting data, video observation is a non-invasive form. It enables psychologists, and other observers, to capture the (inter)actions of the subject(s) remotely without distracting them. Another benefit is the unlimited number of times video recordings can be re-played, in order to make sure you didn’t miss anything.
An AudioVisual lab is designed to allow you to observe your test participants unobtrusively, in an environment similar to your test participant’s natural surroundings. Get your white paper on how to build an A/V lab here:
Webinars and online courses
As a behavioral researcher, the key to staying at the forefront of your field lies in accessing and utilizing the wealth of available resources. Webinars can be very helpful in getting quick updates on research tools and methods.
WEBINAR: Research tools in Developmental Psychology
Researchers in developmental psychology examines the various stages of life, from baby to adolescent, adult and finally to the elderly. They look at how and why people do the things they do, and observe people's behavior.
In the Noldus Webinar about Research tools in Developmental Psychology, we explain how our research tools can be used to study behavior. How do children acquire language, how do learning behaviors develop, and how do they interact socially with other people, for example in parent-child interaction?
Curious? Watch the webinar on demand now from our webinar section on our website (go over the Replay Human Behavior Research Webinars for all on demand webinars).
Other webinars and online courses
- American Psychological Association (APA) Webinars: APA offers a range of webinars on diverse topics, including research methods, data analysis, ethics, and emerging trends in psychology. These webinars provide in-depth insights and expert guidance from renowned professionals in the field.
- Coursera: Explore online courses from reputable institutions, such as Yale University's "Introduction to Psychology". These courses provide foundational knowledge and practical skills for conducting psychological research.
Last but not least: conferences are a great way to combine work, knowledge, and social interaction with your peers. To give you some insight in the best psychology conferences that take place in 2023, we've put together this extensive list of meetings, sorted by region:
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