Research Methods A Tool for Life

ISBN-10: 0205535062

ISBN-13: 9780205535064

Edition: 2nd 2009

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Description: Key Benefit:Research Methods: A Tool for Lifewill bring research to life for readers. Firmly based in the scientific method, the book explains how the result of psychological research makes a difference for people every day. Key Topics: Psychological research methodologies Contemporary research Social and cultural factors that influence research Controversies in psychological research. Market: Anyone interested in psychological research methods.

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Book details

List price: $165.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Psychology, Science, And Life
Chapter Overview, Concept Map, Key Terms
Why Are Research Methods Important Tools For Life?
Creating Knowledge
Why We Do Research
Description
Explanation
Prediction
Control
What Constitutes Scientific Knowledge
Science Is Objective
Science Is Data Driven
Science Is Replicable And Verifiable
Science Is Public
The Interaction Of Science And Culture
The Government's Role In Science
Cultural Values And Science
Controversy: Should Women Serve As Jurors?
Scientific Literacy
Science And Pseudoscience
Junk Science
Controversy: Why Do Men Rape?
Chapter Summary
Chapter Review Questions
Answers To Chapter Review Questions
Ethics in Research: Following the Golden Rule
Chapter Overview, Concept Map, Key Terms
Unethical Research Practices-Past And Present
Ethical Problems In The Early Years Of The Twentieth Century
Ethical Questions In Corporate Research
Ethical Guidelines Created By The American Psychological Association
Aspirational Goals And Enforceable Rules
Ethical Standards As They Affect You
Legal Requirements And Ethics In Research
Institutional Review Boards
The Importance Of Social Context In Deciding On Ethics In Research
Stanley Milgram's
Research Project On Obedience
The Ethical Issues
Criticisms Of Milgram's
Research Milgram's Defense Of His Research
The Social Context
Controversy On Deception
What You Need To Do If Your Research Involves Deception
Some Research Requires Deception
The Effects Of Debriefing On Research
Ethical Issues In Special Circumstances
Ethics And Internet Research
Ethics And Survey Research
Ethics And Research With Animals
Chapter Summary
Chapter Review Questions
Answers To Chapter Review Questions
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