9780495092230

Research Design Explained

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495092230

  • ISBN10:

    0495092231

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/9/2006
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

RESEARCH DESIGN EXPLAINED provides students with an appreciation of science's excitement and relevance to psychology, by explaining concepts clearly and using real-life analogies and examples. Authors Mitchell and Jolley help students to develop a true understanding of research design, rather than simply memorizing terms, by focusing on important, fundamental concepts and demonstrating the logic behind research design.

Table of Contents

Psychology, Science, and You
Ethics and Validity
Generating and Refining Research Hypotheses
Reading and Evaluating Research
Measuring and Manipulating Variables: Reliability and Validity
Beyond Reliability and Validity: The Best Measure for Your Study
Introduction to Descriptive Methods
Survey Research
Internal Validity
The Simple Experiment
Expanding the Simple Experiment: The Multiple-Group Experiment
Expanding the Experiment: Factorial Designs
Matched Pairs, Within-Subjects, and Mixed Designs
Single?n Designs and Quasi-Experiments
Putting It All Together: Writing Research Proposals and Reports
APA-Style Checklist
Sample APA-Style Paper
Planning and Conducting Ethical Research
A Beginning Researcher's Guide to Statistics
Statistical Tables
Glossary
References
Index
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