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About this Lecture
In this second module, we think about reliability, focusing in particular on: (i) test-retest reliability and its importance for ensuring that results reported by a study have potential to inform future work and practices; (ii) inter-rater reliability and its ability to combat researcher subjectivity and bias; (iii) internal reliability and the exemplar for this, which is the standardised exam.
This course, by Dr Ashok Jansari (Goldsmiths, University of London) explores how researchers report good (or sometimes not good) science. In the first module, we think about the three main forms of validity: face, concurrent, and ecological. In the second module, we think about the three main forms of reliability: test-retest, inter-rater, and internal. In the third module, we think about features of science and how the empirical method can promote good scientific practice. Next, we think about theory construction and the process that a good researcher will follow to work from their initial idea towards their finished theory. In the fifth and final module, we think about scientific reporting and the five key sections of a report which adheres to the American Psychological Association (APA) standard.
Dr Ashok Jansari is a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Dr Jansari’s research interests include memory disorders, prosopagnosia, executive functions, and synaesthesia. Dr Jansari is most famous for his research into prosopagnosia, having made numerous TV appearances, including on BBC1’s The One Show, as well as hosting his own ‘Neuro Talk’ YouTube channel. His recent publications include 'Acquired synaesthesia following 2C-B use' (2019), 'Using virtual reality to investigate multitasking ability in individuals with frontal lobe lesions' (2019), and 'Identification from CCTV: Assessing police super-recogniser ability to spot faces in a crown and susceptibility to change blindness' (2018).
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Jansari, A. (2022, March 07). Research Methods – Good Scientific Practice - Reliability [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/research-methods-good-scientific-practice/reliability-0718cb28-9edb-4609-8992-a1f883ddabc4
Jansari, Ashok. "Research Methods – Good Scientific Practice – Reliability." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 07 Mar 2022, https://www.massolit.io/courses/research-methods-good-scientific-practice/reliability-0718cb28-9edb-4609-8992-a1f883ddabc4