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Coursera Positive Psychology: Character, Grit and Research Methods

University of Pennsylvania via Coursera

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  1. Coursera
    University of Pennsylvania
    5-7 hours a week
    4 weeks
    Paid Certificate Available
    Part of:
    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.

    • Assess whether a hypothesis is good based on its characteristics
    • Describe the basics of research methodologies and design
    • Make use of best practices for research data collection
    • Utilize inferential statistics for data analysis
    • Planning for Research
    • Collecting Data
    • Analyzing Data
    • Using Research to Inform Your Work and the World Around You
    Taught by
    Claire Robertson-Kraft and Angela Duckworth

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