Synopses & Reviews
Conduct effective research projects with DOING RESEARCH: A LAB MANUAL FOR PSYCHOLOGY! With an emphasis on active learning, this psychology lab manual illustrates how to effectively perform research in a variety of specific areas such as social, neurocognitive, health, and developmental psychology.
About the Author
Jane F. Gaultney is currently an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She received her B.A. from Palm Beach Atlantic College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Gaultney has taught experimental psychology and research methods for a number of years and was inspired to write this manual after teaching lab courses at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Other areas of research interest include sleep disorders, memory-cognitive development in children, and individual differences in cognition.
Table of Contents
Part I. PREPARING TO DESIGN A STUDY. Lab 1: Finding a Topic. Lab 2: Finding and Critically Reading Articles. Lab 3: Ethics. Lab 4: Using APA Style Writing. Lab 5: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics. Part II. RESEARCH DESIGNS - NONEXPERIMENTAL. Lab 6: Correlational. Lab 7: Surveys. Lab 8: Other Nonexperimental Designs. Part III. RESEARCH DESIGNS - EXPERIMENTAL. Lab 9: Two-Groups Designs. Lab 10: Three-Groups Designs. Lab 11: Factorial Designs. Lab 12: Single Subject Designs. Part IV. DESIGNING AND REPORTING YOUR STUDY. Lab 13: Designing Your Study. Lab 14: Writing a Discussion Section. Part V: APPENDIXES. 1. Instructions for Written Assignments. 2. SPSS Instructions and Tips. 3. Chi-Square Analysis. 4. Graphing. 5. Effect Size. 6. Practice What You've Learned.