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Now in its ninth successful edition, Research Methods in Psychologyunites students' passion for psychology with their interest in answering questions about behavior and mental processes. The text introduces students to an array of methodological tools psychologists use in their research -- from the basics of scientific inquiry, ethical conduct, and controlled observation to correlational, experimental, and applied approaches to research. Throughout, students learn research methods within the context of classic and contemporary studies from diverse areas of psychology.
Table of Contents
Part I General Issues
2 The Scientific Method
3 Ethical Issues in the Conduct of Psychological Research
Part II Descriptive Methods
5 Survey Research
Part III Experimental Methods
6 Independent Groups Designs
7 Repeated Measures Designs
8 Complex Designs
Part IV Applied Research
9 Single-Case Designs, and Small-n Research
10 Quasi-Experimental Designs and Program Evaluation
Part V Analyzing and Reporting Research
11 Data Analysis and Interpretation: Part I. Describing Data, Confidence Intervals, Correlation
12 Data Analysis and Interpretation: Part II. Tests of Statistical Significance and the Analysis Story