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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.

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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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780132277310
Author:
Randolph A. Smith and Stephen F. Davis
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Author:
Davis, Stephen F.
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews, Textbook Revie
Author:
Davis, Stephen
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Smith, Randolph A.
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Research -- Methodology.
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Research design.
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Series:
MyResearchKit Series
Publication Date:
April 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
9.18x7.64x.91 in. 2.01 lbs.

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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.

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