Understanding Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-06
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

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Understanding and applying research methods and statistics in psychology is one of the corner stones of study at undergraduate level. To enable all undergraduate psychology students to carry out their own investigations the textbook covers basic and advanced qualitative and quantitative methods and follows a sequential structure starting from first principles to more advanced techniques. Accompanied by a pssword protected companion website the textbook: - Grounds all techniques to psychological theory relating each topic under discussion to well established pieces of research - Can be used by the student at beginning and more advanced undergraduate level - therefore a 'one-stop' shop - Includes a creative and practical selection of heuristic devices that cement knowledge of the techniques and skills covered in the textbook

Table of Contents

First Explorations
The Range of Research
Ethics in Research
Some Shocking Cases
Some Basic Concepts in Psychological Research
Beginning Quantitative Research
Using Numbers to Describe Behaviour
Inferential Statistics
Why and What?
Simple Experimental Designs
Being Watched
Single Factorial Designs
The Levels of Processing Experiments
Survey Research
Who is afraid of Crime?
Correlational Designs
The Poor Relation?
Complex Quantitative Designs
Factorial Designs with More than One Factor
A Closer Look at Memory
Multivariate Statistics
Complex Correlational Designs and Analysis
Stats Can Be Murder
Beginning Qualitative Research
Theory in Qualitative Research
Designing Qualitative Research
Complex Qualitative Research
Interviews and Focus Groups
Participant Observation
Girls, Gangs and Aggression
Thematic Analysis
Discourse Analysis
Power and Control
Evaluation Research
Communication of Research
Communicating Research
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