CART

(0) items

Experimental Psychology,9780534634414
This item qualifies for
FREE SHIPPING!

FREE SHIPPING OVER $59!

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

Experimental Psychology

by ;
Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780534634414

ISBN10:
0534634419
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
8/4/2005
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
List Price: $231.95
More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $12.19
See Prices

Rent Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

eTextbook

We're Sorry
Not Available

New Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Related Products


  • Experimental Psychology
    Experimental Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
    Experimental Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
    Experimental Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
    Experimental Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology With Infotrac
    Experimental Psychology With Infotrac
  • Study Guide for Myers/Hansen's Experimental Psychology, 6th
    Study Guide for Myers/Hansen's Experimental Psychology, 6th




Summary

Focusing on experimental methods, authors Anne Myers and Christine Hansen lead students step by step through the entire research process, from generating testable hypotheses to writing the research report. The major sections of the book parallel the major sections of a research report (Introduction, Method, Results, and Discussion), giving students the skills they'll need to design and conduct an experiment, analyze and interpret the research findings, and report those findings. Although the main focus is on experimentation, alternative approaches are discussed as important complements.

Table of Contents

Part One Introduction
1(182)
Experimental Psychology and the Scientific Method
2(28)
The Need for Scientific Methodology
4(6)
The Characteristics of Modern Science
10(5)
The Objectives of Psychological Science
15(2)
The Tools of Psychological Science
17(4)
Scientific Explanation in Psychological Science
21(3)
The Organization of the Text
24(6)
Summary
25(1)
Key Terms
26(1)
Review and Study Questions
27(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise
28(1)
Online Resources
29(1)
Research Ethics
30(31)
Research Ethics
31(6)
The American Psychological Association Guidelines
37(7)
Protecting the Welfare of Animal Subjects
44(9)
Fraud in Science
53(2)
Plagiarism
55(1)
Ethical Reports
56(5)
Summary
57(1)
Key Terms
58(1)
Review and Study Questions
59(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise
60(1)
Online Resources
60(1)
Alternatives to Experimentation: Nonexperimental Designs
61(29)
Describing Research Activities
63(1)
Phenomenology
64(2)
Case Studies
66(6)
Field Studies
72(8)
Archival Study
80(2)
Qualitative Research
82(8)
Summary
86(1)
Key Terms
87(1)
Review and Study Questions
88(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise
89(1)
Online Resources
89(1)
Alternatives to Experimentation: Surveys and Interviews
90(33)
Survey Research
91(1)
Constructing Surveys
92(3)
Measuring Responses
95(5)
Important Considerations for Survey Items
100(5)
Collecting Survey Data
105(5)
Evaluating Surveys and Survey Data
110(1)
Sampling
111(1)
Probability Sampling
111(4)
Nonprobability Sampling
115(8)
Summary
118(1)
Key Terms
119(1)
Review and Study Questions
120(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise
121(1)
Online Resources
122(1)
Alternatives to Experimentation: Correlational and Quasi-Experimental Designs
123(35)
Correlational Designs
126(12)
Causal Modeling
138(3)
Quasi-Experimental Designs
141(17)
Summary
153(2)
Key Terms
155(1)
Review and Study Questions
156(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise
157(1)
Online Resources
157(1)
Formulating the Hypothesis
158(25)
The Characteristics of an Experimental Hypothesis
160(3)
The Inductive Model
163(3)
The Deductive Model
166(1)
Combining Induction and Deduction
167(1)
Building on Prior Research
167(1)
Serendipity and the Windfall Hypothesis
168(2)
Intuition
170(1)
When All Else Fails
171(3)
Searching the Research Literature
174(9)
Summary
179(1)
Key Terms
180(1)
Review and Study Questions
181(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise
182(1)
Online Resources
182(1)
Part Two Method
183(180)
The Basics of Experimentation
184(40)
Independent and Dependent Variables
186(8)
Operational Definitions
194(6)
Evaluating Operational Definitions
200(16)
Planning the Method Section
216(8)
Summary
220(1)
Key Terms
221(1)
Review and Study Questions
222(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise
223(1)
Online Resources
223(1)
Solving Problems: Controlling Extraneous Variables
224(28)
Physical Variables
225(4)
Social Variables
229(14)
Personality Variables
243(2)
Context Variables
245(7)
Summary
247(2)
Key Terms
249(1)
Review and Study Questions
249(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise
250(1)
Online Resources
251(1)
Basic Between-Subjects Designs
252(32)
Selecting and Recruiting Subjects
254(3)
One Independent Variable: Two Group Designs
257(1)
Two Independent Groups
258(11)
Two Matched Groups
269(4)
Multiple Groups
273(11)
Summary
279(2)
Key Terms
281(1)
Review and Study Questions
282(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise
283(1)
Online Resources
283(1)
Between-Subjects Factorial Designs
284(24)
More Than One Independent Variable
285(5)
Laying Out a Factorial Design
290(3)
A Research Example
293(8)
Choosing a Between-Subjects Design
301(7)
Summary
305(1)
Key Terms
305(1)
Review and Study Questions
306(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise
307(1)
Online Resources
307(1)
Within-Subjects Designs
308(31)
A Within-Subjects Experiment: Homophone Priming of Proper Names
311(2)
Within-Subjects Factorial Designs
313(1)
Mixed Designs
314(1)
Advantages of Within-Subjects Designs
315(2)
Disadvantages of Within-Subjects Designs
317(2)
Controlling Within-Subjects Designs
319(13)
How Can You Choose a Design?
332(7)
Summary
333(1)
Key Terms
334(1)
Review and Study Questions
335(2)
Critical Thinking Exercise
337(1)
Online Resources
338(1)
Within-Subjects Designs: Small N
339(24)
Small N Designs
340(4)
ABA Designs
344(7)
Multiple Baseline Design
351(2)
Changing Criterion Designs
353(1)
Discrete Trials Designs
353(2)
When to Use Large N and Small N Designs
355(8)
Summary
359(1)
Key Terms
360(1)
Review and Study Questions
361(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise
362(1)
Online Resources
362(1)
Part Three Results: Coping with Data
363(88)
Why We Need Statistics
364(36)
The Argument for Using Statistics
365(1)
Weighing the Evidence
366(1)
Statistical Inference: An Overview
367(6)
Applying Statistical Inference: An Example
373(8)
Going Beyond Testing the Null Hypothesis
381(1)
The Odds of Finding Significance
382(5)
Test Statistics
387(1)
Organizing and Summarizing Data
388(12)
Summary
394(2)
Key Terms
396(1)
Review and Study Questions
397(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise
398(1)
Online Resources
398(2)
Analyzing Results
400(51)
Which Test Do I Use?
401(3)
Statistics for Two Group Experiments
404(1)
The Chi Square Test
404(4)
The t Test
408(12)
Analyzing Multiple Groups and Factorial Experiments
420(1)
Analysis of Variance
421(1)
Sources of Variability
421(3)
A One-Way Between-Subjects Analysis of Variance
424(8)
One-Way Repeated Measures Analysis of Variance
432(1)
Analyzing Data from a Between-Subjects Factorial Experiment
432(2)
Two-Way Analysis of Variance
434(6)
Repeated Measures and Mixed Factorial Designs
440(11)
Summary
442(3)
Key Terms
445(1)
Review and Study Questions
446(3)
Critical Thinking Exercise
449(1)
Online Resources
449(2)
Part Four Discussion
451(112)
Drawing Conclusions: The Search for the Elusive Bottom Line
452(25)
Evaluating the Experiment from the Inside: Internal Validity
454(5)
Taking a Broader Perspective: The Problem of External Validity
459(10)
Handling a Nonsignificant Outcome
469(8)
Summary
473(1)
Key Terms
474(1)
Review and Study Questions
475(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise
476(1)
Online Resources
476(1)
Writing the Research Report
477(86)
The Written Report: Purpose and Format
478(3)
Major Sections
481(9)
Looking at a Journal Article
490(14)
Preparing Your Manuscript: Procedural Details
504(3)
Making Revisions
507(7)
Summary
510(1)
Key Terms
511(1)
Review and Study Questions
511(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise
512(1)
Online Resources
513(1)
Appendixes
A Computational Formulas
514(13)
B Statistical Tables
527(10)
C A Journal Article in Manuscript Form
537(26)
Glossary 563(15)
References 578(13)
Index 591(13)
Photo Credits 604


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...