Research Methods in Psychological Science
Research Methods in Psychological Science

Research Methods in Psychological Science

Lead Author(s): Laura Freberg

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Research Methods in Psychological Science utilizes the power of interactivity to engage students in the principle approaches to research methodology. From getting started with research to applied research, this comprehensive textbook uses contemporary examples with easily accessible features such as embedded content and a wide array of questions.

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Among the things you will frequently encounter in our texts are embedded questions. Depending on your professor, these may be graded for participation or correctness. There are seven types of questions we have to offer. Let's take a look at one of each:

1) Multiple Choice: Simply click on the correct answer. There may be more than one correct answer, which is indicated with, "Select all of the above that apply."

Question 1.01 - Example Multiple Choice

From what language does the word "science" originate?









2) Word Answer: Type your answer into the appropriate box. Be careful with your spelling!

Question 1.02 - Example Word Answer

________ are sets of facts and relationships among facts that explain and predict natural phenomena.

3) Numeric Answer: These questions require an answer that is a number.

Question 1.03 - Example Numeric Question

There are _____ main categories of research questions.

4) Matching: Click on an item in the left-hand column, then click on its match in the right-hand column to align them.

Question 1.04 - Example Matching Question

Match the concept to its correct example.


Scientific research


What is the nature of fraternity culture?


News story


How do rates of drinking vary between fraternity and non-fraternity members?

5) Click on Target: These questions will be accompanied by a picture. You must click on the correct part of the picture, usually an indicated "hotspot." Sometimes multiple clicks are allowed.

Question 1.05 - Example Click on Target Question

Click on the graph that shows a positive correlation.

6) Sorting: Click on an option and drag it into the proper order.

Question 1.06 - Example Sorting Question

Sort the following elements of peer review process in the order of occurrence.


Revising the article


Resubmitting the article


Sending the article to reviewers


Publishing the article

7) Discussion: This type of question is indicated in the top banner. Type your answer in the appropriate space below the question.  

Question 1.07 - Example Discussion Question

Why is it important to use a consistent writing style, such as that recommended by the APA Publication Manual (2010)?

Throughout the text, you will see bold, blue popups on key terms. When you move your mouse over the term, the appropriate definition will appear. 


Reference for this text:

Freberg, L. et al. (2017). Research Methods in Psychological Science: A Top Hat Interactive Text. Toronto, ON: Top Hat Monocle. Available from



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