Psychologists use a wide range of research methods in their research. Discuss the
importance of research in psychology, a range of commonly used research methods
and how psychologists deal with ethical issues.
You are required to produce a 750-word (± 10%) essay that demonstrates your
understanding of the role of research in psychology, and a range of research methods that
are used. You are asked to discuss ethical issues with regard to studying human
behaviour and how psychologists manage this aspect of research.
Ensure that you reference your sources using the recommended format and style. A
reference list should be submitted with your essay.
Please state your word count
1.1 Discuss commonly used research methods.
1.2 Discuss the significance of research to psychology.
1.3 Critically discuss a range of ethical issues related to psychology.