Discussion Questions

  1. Have you ever participated in a research study?  If so, discuss what happened.
  2. Why do you think it is important to learn how we study development?
  3. Which method of research is the most interesting to you? Why?
  4. Have you ever taken a statistics course?  How does your knowledge from that course help you understand concepts in this chapter?
  5. Do you think you would be interested in conducting research in developmental psychology? Why or why not?
  6. Why do you think ethics guidelines were created?
  7. Do you think that individuals may vary in what they believe is ethical? Why or why not?