9781118360040

The Practical Researcher: A Student Guide to Conducting Psychological Research

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  • ISBN13:

    9781118360040

  • ISBN10:

    1118360044

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/1/2012
  • Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBLISHING

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Summary

The 2nd edition of Dunn's The Practical Researcher: A Student Guide to Conducting Psychological Research offers many new and enhance features and additions including a new section on fMRI/brain-imaging research and other non-invasive methods for measuring brain activity. The text offers updated online searching materials reviewed by reference librarians; updated sample references written in APA sty‚ȧ new material on learning to identifying the embedded outline found in published APA style papers as a way to learn to outline papers; additional discussion of diary studies, "beeper" studies, and experience sampling methods. A new Preface and Acknowledgements is also included, as well as updated suggested references and at the end of each chapter. Furthermore, the text offers a brief section on the relation between statistical significance, effect size, and replication of results in light of the example of Bem's ESP research and information on using PowerPoint effectively. A few chapters include a rubric for helping plan and deliver oral presentations as well as revised and updated Exercises to reflect changes and additions to the earlier edition.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Why and How of Psychological Research

Chapter 2: Research Approaches and Generating Ideas

Chapter 3: Searching and Reading the Psychological Literature

Chapter 4: Writing: A First and Last Consideration

Chapter 5: Ethical Considerations in the Practice Of Research

Chapter 6: Experimental Research

Chapter 7: Applied and Field Research: Non-experimental Approaches

Chapter 8: Planning Analysis and Displaying Data

Chapter 9: Presenting and Publishing Research

Chapter 10: Closing Thoughts and Future Directions

 

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