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The Psychologist as Detective: An Introduction to Conducting Research in Psychologyby Randolph A. Smith and Stephen F. Davis
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This text conveys the excitement of research methodology through a lively, conversational style. Students are introduced to the research process through interactive and accessible, student-focused features, and critical thinking activities that are integrated throughout the text. This text covers the science of psychology, research ideas and hypotheses, ethics, no experimental methods, the basics of experimentation variables and control, statistics, designing-conducting-analyzing and interpreting experiments. It also addresses alternative research designs, external validity, critiquing experimental research and writing and assembling an APA-format research report. For individuals involved with or interested in psychological research.
For undergraduate courses in Experimental Psychology, Research Methods, or Experimental Design.
This text conveys the excitement of research methodology through a lively, conversational style. To make the study of the research process interactive and accessible, student-focused features and critical thinking activities are integrated throughout the text. Actual student research appears in each chapter to increase relevance and heighten student interest.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Psychological Research and the Research Methods Course
Chapter 2: Developing a Good Research Idea and Conducting an Ethical Project
Chapter 3: Qualitative Research Methods
Chapter 4: Nonexperimental Methods: Descriptive Methods, Correlational Studies, Ex Post Facto Studies, Survey and Questionnaires, Sampling, and Basic Research Strategies
Chapter 5: Using the Scientific Method in Psychology
Chapter 6: Conducting a Good Experiment I: Variables and Control 100
Chapter 7: Conducting a Good Experiment II: Final Considerations, Unanticipated Influences, and Cross-Cultural Issues 126
Chapter 8: Internal and External Validity
Chapter 9: Using Statistics to Answer Questions
Chapter 10: Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with Two Groups
Chapter 11: Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with More than Two Groups
Chapter 12: Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with Multiple Independent Variables
Chapter 13: Alternative Research Designs
Chapter 14: Writing and Assembling an APA-Format Research Report
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