Research Methods in Psychology

ISBN-10: 0534609767
ISBN-13: 9780534609764
Edition: 8th 2006
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Book details

List price: $311.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/15/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936

Using contemporary examples from primary sources, RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY, Eighth Edition encourages students to become engaged in the basics of scientific investigation through an example-based approach. This text displays the authors' commitment to ensuring that the student has a thorough understanding of the research process from the very beginning. Highly readable, it avoids the heavy statistical tone that some introductory students find difficult to understand. Rather, it is conceptually driven to offer students a big picture view of the experimental approach to research. Empirical examples and applications are consistently used throughout to foster critical thinking skills. In many chapters, a unifying empirical example at the beginning of the chapter is cited throughout the chapter to help clarify terms or design problems. By presenting concepts with concrete examples, the text aids students in applying related ideas to their areas of research interest.

Henry L. Roediger III is James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis.

David G. Elmes is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Washington and Lee University, where he taught for forty years. He earned his B.A. with high honors from the University of Virginia and completed the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in psychology there. Dr. Elmes was an adjunct professor at Hampden-Sydney College, a research associate for a year in the Human Performance Center of the University of Michigan, and a Visiting Fellow of University College at the University of Oxford. At Washington and Lee, he co-directed the Cognitive Science Program and chaired the Department of Psychology for ten years. Professor Elmes edited READINGS IN EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY and DIRECTORY OF RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY AT PRIMARILY UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTIONS, and is coauthor of RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (Cengage, 2012, with B. H. Kantowitz and H. L. Roediger III).

Beginning Psychological Research
Explanation in Scientific Psychology
Exploring the Literature of Psychology
Observation in Psychological Research
Relational Research
Basics of Experimentation
Validity and Reliability in Research
Experimental Design
Complex Design
Small-n Experimentation
Quasi-Experimentation
Conducting Ethical Research
Interpreting the Results of Research
Presenting Research Results
Descriptive Statistics
Inferential Statistics
Statistical Tables

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