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PSYC 278 Adolescent Development: Home

Once you've explored the following short videos on conducting research for your assignment(s) for this course, use this link to access all the resources available through UR on the Psychology Research Guide.

For a full list of research guides by discipline, see the full list.

Note: Some of these videos are from a collection of videos entitled Top Ten Tips for Advanced Researchers on the Psychology Research Guide.  Feel free to check out the rest of those videos for even more pointers on conducting research in psychology.

Developing Search Terms

Your best first step when beginning a new research project, is to spend a few minutes brainstorming search terms, before you even open a database.

What is empirical research?

Finding a database

Here are a some tips on locating the right database for you - note for your assignment in this course, you'll want to select the Psychology Research Guide from the link provided at the top of this guide.

Using the PsycINFO database to locate empirical research articles

Citation tracking using articles you've already found

How to read an empirical article

Here's a great video with tips on how to read an empirical article from USU and published under a creative commons license for reuse.

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