Research Methods in Psychology (with InfoTrac)

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/30/2002
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This text displays the authors' commitment to ensuring that the student has a thorough understanding of the research process from the very beginning. Using contemporary examples from primary sources, RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY, Seventh Edition encourages students to be come engaged in the basics of scientific investigation through an example-based approach. This highly readable text avoids the heavy statistical tone that some introductory students find difficult to understand. Rather, RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY is conceptually driven to offer students a big picture view of the experimental approach to research. Empirical examples and applications are consistently used throughout to foster critical thinking skills. In many chapters, a unifying empirical example at the beginning of the chapter is cited throughout the chapter to help clarify terms or design problems. By presenting concepts with concrete examples, the text aids students in applying related ideas to their areas of research interest.

Table of Contents

1. Beginning Psychological Research
2. Explanation in Scientific Psychology
3. Validity and Reliability in Research
4. Observation in Psychological Research
5. Relational Research
6. Basics of Experimentation
7. Experimental Design
8. Complex Design
9. Small-n Experimentation
10. Quasi-Experimentation
11. Conducting Ethical Research
12. Exploring the Literature of Psychology
13. Interpreting the Results of Research
14. Presenting Research Results

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