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About the Course

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....

Top reviews

Dec 27, 2019

Though i have nightmares of research design from my undergraduate career, this puts a neat spin on it and reminds the sheer importance of it. Thanks for the reminder of what is important UPENN!

Oct 23, 2020

It was a wonderful class! While I was expecting something different than learning about research and how to read research papers, that is my fault for putting my expectations on the class.

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By Helena V

Dec 21, 2018

Really good lectures and clear, well structured information about research design.

By Lissette O

Nov 4, 2017

I really enjoyed this course and look forward to reading Dr. Karen Reivich's book.

By Deleted A

May 14, 2018

I absolutely loved this course. It was very easily described. Thank you!

By Bilinclizihin

Apr 9, 2020

I've become a great fan of Angela Duckworth's after this course, 10/10

By Louise J

Jul 10, 2021

R​esearch theory was challenging at times - LOVED the grit content!

By Mateja V B

Apr 1, 2018

Excellent intro to scientific research... and grit, of course! :)

By Christopher D A

Mar 25, 2019

Exceptional class! Great material on grit, and research methods.

By Manikanta K

Oct 28, 2018

One of the best courses to learn the basics of Research Methods

By Sir N J

Jul 5, 2017

An excellent course - well conceived, constructed and delivered


Dec 15, 2019

A good and simple way to understand the Research Methodology.

By Marisol P

Apr 26, 2021

This course was excellent. Excellent refresher on Research!

By Felipe F H

Jan 14, 2019

Very tough course will measure your grit to complete it!!!

By Cátia S P d M

Jul 1, 2020

Very good for Grit! And amazing to research methodology!

By Charles S

Aug 7, 2018

Very helpful for aspiring researchers and psychologists.

By Lien C

Jul 10, 2018

A great crash course on stats applied to social science

By Sharon O

Aug 11, 2018

Loved this course. I learned so much. Thank you!

By Pauline T K

Jan 21, 2018

Aprendi mucho, fue un aprendizaje significativo.

By Kelly G

Sep 1, 2017

Great course to make research digestible!

By Iona F

Feb 26, 2018

It was an excellent course beyond words.

By Rashmi S

Sep 15, 2020

Very good tool to analyze the ourselves

By Allison K S

Dec 18, 2017

Highly recommend this specialization.

By Lim K B J

Jun 2, 2020

Fantastic course on GRIT, thank you!


Jan 17, 2019

L discover myself here. just try it!

By Sunita D

Dec 31, 2017

It was very good, briefly explained

By Kent

Jan 21, 2021

One of the best course on Coursera