Research methods used in Health Psychology depend on the hypotheses and studies’ expected outcomes and can be divided into observations, surveys, and experiments. Each type addresses specific data from participants, enabling the researchers to use qualitative and quantitative approaches to analyze the results.
Observations are based on a non-interventional recording of certain behaviors and identifying patterns or factors that influence a disease’s incidence. Surveys are necessary for understanding how a population deals with a condition by interviewing them. Experiments are prevalent for checking how an independent variable impacts the participants, and most clinical studies prioritize this method.