Experimental Psychology A Case Approach

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-06-08
  • Publisher: Pearson

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By presenting a principle or problem in experimental design, the authors then show how the problem has been dealt with in psychological literature. Readers can read, critique, and analyze actual cases/experiments from all aspects of psychology that exemplify various design principles.The book is organized into two parts (Basic Principles of Experimental Design and Analysis of Experiments), the book combines a text and case approach to examine the methods of experimental psychology.For psychology students studying research methods, experimental methods, or research design.

Author Biography

Dr. Kim MacLin is Associate Professor of Psychology and Law at the University of Northern Iowa. She received her Ph.D. in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Social Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. She teaches Introductory Psychology, Psychology & Law, Social Psychology, and Research Methods. She was a recipient of the 2005 Outstanding Teaching Award for Untenured Faculty. Her research interests focus on criminal appearance stereotypes, the source of those stereotypes, and how those stereotypes impact memory and decision making in a variety of legal contexts.

Table of Contents

To the Instructor
To the Student
Basic Principles in Experimental Psychology
An Introduction to Scientific Inquiry
The Topics of Experimental Psychology
Facts, Theories, and Speculation
Psychological Science
The Scientific Method
Experimental design
Applying Assumptions of the Scientific Method to Experimental Psychology
The Psychological Experiment
Development Hypotheses in Experimental Psychology
Other Research Methods
Observation Methods
Archival Research
Correlational Studies
Survey Research Methods
The Psychological Literature: Reading For Understanding and As A Source of Research Ideas
Ideas, Hunches, and the Psychological Literature
Using the Internet
Electronic Databases: Indexes, Abstracts, Full Text
Reading and Understanding Psychological Articles
A Form for Recording Articles
Basic Experimental Design in Psychology
The Logic of Experimental Psychology
Operational Definitions
Independent and Dependent Variables
Experimental and Control Groups
Advanced Design Techniques Factorial Designs
Quasi-Experimental Design
Functional Designs
Additional Considerations: Generalization of Results
Experimental Design and Control
Controlled Contrasts
Scientific Interferences
Types of Control
Experimental Paradigms
Use of Treatment and Control Groups
Control Of Subject Variables
Equality of Subjects in Treatment Groups
Random Assignment
Matching Subjects
Within Subject Control
Subject Loss (Attrition)
Design Critiques
Experiment Briefs
Ethics of Experimental Research
Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
Research with Humans
Case Studies
The Research Process
Doing Research
Writing a Research Paper
Reporting Data
Sample Manuscript
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