Positive Psychology: Character, Grit and Research Methods

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Course 3 of 5 in the Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization

Learners discover how apply to research methods to their study of Positive Psychology. In this course, we study with Dr. Angela Duckworth and Dr. Claire Robertson-Kraft. Through an exploration their work "True Grit" and interviews with researchers and practitioners, you develop a research hypothesis and learn how to understand the difference between internal and external validity. You also begin to understand and apply the strengths and weaknesses associated with different types of measurements and evaluation designs. You then interpret the results in an empirical study. Suggested prerequisites: Positive Psychology: Martin E. P. Seligman’s Visionary Science and Positive Psychology: Applications and Interventions.
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Approx. 12 hours to complete

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Ce que vous allez apprendre

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    Assess whether a hypothesis is good based on its characteristics
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    Describe the basics of research methodologies and design
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    Make use of best practices for research data collection
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    Utilize inferential statistics for data analysis
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Cours en ligne à 100 %

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Niveau débutant

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Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: Four weeks of study, 5-7 hours a week.
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English

Sous-titres : English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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7 hours to complete

Planning for Research

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9 videos (Total 67 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
Angela Duckworth: Overview of Character3m
1.2 Hypothesis and Theories10m
Practitioner Interviews (1.2) Paddy Steinfort, Andrew Soren, David Meketon13m
Angela Duckworth: Theory of Character10m
1.3_Stages of the Research Process7m
Practitioner Interviews (1.3) Andrew Soren3m
Angela Duckworth: Theory of Grit7m
1.4_Validity4m
SvgReading5 readings
True Grit: Trait-Level Perseverance and Passion for Long-Term Goals Predicts Effectiveness and Retention Among Novice Teachers0m
Characteristics & Qualities of a Good Hypothesis20m
Overview of the Research Process20m
Module Overview10m
Internal and External Validity: General Issues15m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 112m

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Section
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8 hours to complete

Collecting Data

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11 videos (Total 77 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
Video11 videos
Practitioner Interviews (2.1) David Meketon4m
Angela Duckworth: 2.1- Self-Discipline Study6m
Angela Duckworth: 2.1 All Measures are Imperfect1m
2.2 Quantitative Methods12m
Practitioner Interview (2.2) Paddy Steinfort4m
Angela Duckworth: 2.2 Self-Control Measures19m
Angela Duckworth: 2.2 Grit Measures2m
2.3 Qualitative Methods6m
Practitioner Interview (2.3) Andrew Soren4m
Angela Duckworth: 2.3 Qualitative Coding4m
SvgReading7 readings
Self-Discipline Outdoes IQ in Predicting Academic Performance of Adolescents25m
Module 2 Validity Overview10m
Grit Scale15m
BioData Measure of Grit10m
Self-Control Scale20m
Development and Validation of the Short Grit Scale (Grit – S)30m
An Overview of Quantitative and Qualitative Data Collection Methods20m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 2 Quiz10m

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6 hours to complete

Analyzing Data

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SvgReading
11 videos (Total 61 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video11 videos
Angela Duckworth: 3.1 WOOP7m
Practitioner Interview (3.1) David Meketon5m
3.2 Descriptive Analysis9m
Practitioner Interview (3.2) Andrew Soren2m
Angela Duckworth: 3.2 Purpose & Grit5m
Inferential Statisics13m
Angela Duckworth: 3.3 Correlation1m
Angela Duckworth: 3.3 Effect Size1m
Angela Duckworth: 3.3 Growth Mindset1m
Practitioner Interview (3.3) Paddy Steinfort4m
SvgReading5 readings
Lesson 1 Overview10m
Research Methods Knowledge Base: Analysis20m
Research Methods Knowledge Base: Descriptive Statistics25m
Research Methods Knowledge Database: Inferential Statistics15m
Grit: Perseverance and Passion for Long-Term Goals25m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 3 Quiz10m

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6 hours to complete

Using Research to Inform Your Work and the World Around You

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9 videos (Total 62 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
Angela Duckworth: 4.1 Deliberate Practice6m
Practitioner Interview: Andrew Soren and Paddy Steinfort8m
4.2_ The Anatomy of a Research Article10m
Angela Duckworth: 4.2 Grit and Other People5m
4.3_A Review of Validity8m
Angela Duckworth: 4.3 Grit & Parenting3m
Research: Angela Duckworth: Consequential Validity4m
Practitioner Interview: (4.3) Andrew Soren2m
SvgReading5 readings
Becoming an Educated Consumer of Research: A Quick Look at the Basics of Research Methodologies and Design25m
How to Read a Research Study Article10m
Eavesdropping on Happiness30m
Grit20m
Participate in the World Well-Being Project (optional)20m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 410m
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Top Reviews

By APJun 29th 2017

This is an excellent course as an introduction to reading and understanding research. As an early stages post grad student, I have benefitted enormously from this course.

By LPDec 22nd 2017

Not a stats person, but they made this part of the course easier to follow than I anticipated. Looking for more on line stats courses.

Instructors

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Angela Duckworth, Ph.D.

Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology

About University of Pennsylvania

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