Classification of Empirical Research in Psychology

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Abstract

An analysis of 82 PhD theses (short versions) on psychology is done in the paper. As a result of analysis the classifi cation of typical empirical investigation designs is elaborated. Th e classifi cation includes fi fe types of designs: descriptive, inductive correlation study, deductive correlation study, experimental, and the elaboration and approbation of manipulation methods. Th e logic of each design is described, as well as the main problems and diffi culties, with which researchers are met in the realization of the design.

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Keywords: design of psychological research, observation, experiment, correlation study

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Moroshkina N.V., Gershkovich V.A. Classification of Empirical Research in Psychology. Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Psychology, 2016. no. 1, pp. 80–99. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Nadezhda V. Moroshkina, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Cognitive Research Laboratory, St. Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail: moroshkina.n@gmail.com

Valeria A. Gershkovich, PhD in Psychology, Assistant, General Psychology Chair, Department of Psychology, Saint-Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail: valeria.gershkovich@gmail.com

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