9781412960496

Research Methods in Psychology : Investigating Human Behavior

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  • ISBN13:

    9781412960496

  • ISBN10:

    1412960495

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/18/2011
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Using substantive research stories to illustrate the presentation of research methods in each chapter, this textbook presents systematically the entire research process and its major variants within a unifying conceptual framework. It is written in a style that is clear and appealing to students while also maintaining the highest expectations about what they should learn.Key features:- A full chapter on ethics is complemented in the chapters that follow by end-of-chapter sections applying ethics to the topic at hand.- Each chapter has an overarching thematic issue or topic, illustrated by real data, that teaches students the concepts and methods in an applied fashion.- More illustrations than comparable texts visually reinforce key concepts and techniques.- Unique end-of-chapter exercises help give students in-depth experience in learning the chapter content.- Extensive, unique ancillary package with Interactive Exercises tied to journal research articles that are included on the companion study site.

Table of Contents

Uncommon Sense: Scientific Method and Human Reasoning
The Foundations of Psychological Research
Ethics
Theory and Measurement
Sampling and Surveys
Simple Experimental Designs
Complex Experimental Designs
Quasi-Experimental Designs
Small N Designs
Statistical Analysis
Qualitative Methods
Essentials of APA Report Writing
Statistical Tests
How to use a statistical package: SPSS, SAS, Stata
Statistical Tables
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