The student will explain the research methods and the types of statistics used in the field of psychology. Explain how psychologists conduct research to describe, explain, predict, and control behavior. Describe the types of research methods used by psychologists: include experiment, survey, case study, and observations. Identify the basic elements of an experiment: include independent and dependent variables, types of experimental control (blind/double-blind procedures, placebo controls)Explain the differences between a correlation and an experiment. Classify the types and uses of statistics in psychological research; include descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Interpret graphic data representations. Explain ethical issues in psychological research.