Doing Psychology Experiments

ISBN-10: 0495115770
ISBN-13: 9780495115779
Edition: 7th 2008 (Revised)
Authors: David W. Martin
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Description: Learn how to design, execute, interpret, and report on simple psychology experiments! David W. Martin blends humor, clear instruction, and solid scholarship to make this concise text a perfect introduction to research methods in psychology. DOING  More...

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List price: $198.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Learn how to design, execute, interpret, and report on simple psychology experiments! David W. Martin blends humor, clear instruction, and solid scholarship to make this concise text a perfect introduction to research methods in psychology. DOING PSYCHOLOGY EXPERIMENTS guides you through the experimentation process in a step-by-step manner. Martin emphasizes the decision-making aspects of research, as well as the logic behind research procedures. He also devotes two separate chapters to many of the ethical questions that confront new experimenters ? giving you a complete introduction to the psychology laboratory.

David W. Martin is professor and head of the Department of Psychology at North Carolina State University. Previously he was professor and department head at New Mexico State University. He has a bachelor's degree from Hanover College, where he majored in psychology and physics. He also has a master's degree and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where he majored in engineering psychology. His teaching interests include experimental methods, introductory psychology, human performance, and attention. He has won teaching awards at both NC State and NMSU. Dr. Martin has published in a number of research journals in the areas of attention, decision making, and memory. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and Psychonomic Society. He has also served as president of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. In his leisure hours, Dr. Martin enjoys running, scuba diving, singing, and playing at the beach with his two young sons. For 12 years he raced dirt-track stockcars and was known as "Dangerous David, the Racing Professor".

How to Make Orderly Observations
How to Do Experiments
How to Get An Experimental Idea
How to Be Fair with Participants
How to be Fair with Science
How to Find Out What Has Been Done
How to Decide Which Variables to Manipulate and Measure
How to Decide on a Between-Subjects Versus Within-Subject Design
How to Plan Single-Variable, Multiple-Variable, and Converging Series Experiments
How to Design Research that is not Experimental
How to Tell When You Are Ready to Begin
How to Interpret Experimental Results
How to Report Experimental Results
How to Do Basic Statistics
Statistical Tables
Table of Random Numbers

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