Research Methods

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-06-14
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers

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At last, a fresh approach to the research methods course. With 20+ years experience teaching the course, Michael Passer knows what students understand and where they struggle.  His highly anticipated new book, Research Methods: Concepts and Connections, offers students clear and compelling explanations and examples drawn from cutting-edge research from across the subfields of psychology. Readers come away with an unparalleled understanding of behavioral research practice in today’s world and how those skills apply to everyday life.

Table of Contents

Part I Foundations
Chapter 1 Science and Psychology
Chapter 2 Conducting Psychological Research
Chapter 3 Conducting Ethical Research
Chapter 4 Defi ning and Measuring Variables

Part II Descriptive Research
Chapter 5 Correlation and Correlational Research
Chapter 6 Case Studies and Observational Research
Chapter 7 Survey Research

Part III Experiments: Core Designs
Chapter 8 Single-Factor Experimental Designs
Chapter 9 Factorial Designs
Chapter 10 Experimentation and Validity

Part IV Experiments: Specialized Designs
Chapter 11 Quasi-Experimental Designs
Chapter 12 Single-Case Experimental Designs

Part V Analyzing and Communicating the Results
Statistics Modules

Appendix A Communicating Research Results
Appendix B American Psychological Association Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
Appendix C Statistical Tables
Appendix D Answers to Concept Check and Thinking Critically Questions

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