Research Methods in Psychology

ISBN-10: 0857022644
ISBN-13: 9780857022646
Edition: 4th 2012
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List price: $35.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 4/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 616
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Research Methods in Psychology has been substantially and meticulously revised in its Fourth Edition. Continuing to offer enviable coverage of the research methods that psychology students at intermediate levels need to muster, the textbook has now been broadened to cover the full suite of beginner level research methods too. It now has extensive coverage of psychological methods, both quantitative and qualitative. For this new edition, a new editorial arrangement has been put into place. Daniel B. Wright steps in to help steer the quantitative research methods section of the textbook and partners Jonathan A. Smith who remains as the lead Editor for qualitative research methods. Glynis M. Breakwell, as with all editions to-date, remains as overseeing Editor for the textbook. They have brought together a team of world leading educators in psychological methods to write accessible and engaging chapters that help students not only learn about the central methods for psychological investigation today, but to see the 'real world' value and importance of using methods well for very good research. As a result, all parties involved have shaped this new edition into a tour-de-force undergraduate textbook. Research Methods in Psychology Fourth Edition now includes: ⬢ significantly extended coverage of statistics, including chapters on descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, ANOVA, regression and correlation, and latent variable models ⬢ a new chapter on content analysis ⬢ a new chapter on writing up your research ⬢ concise and accessible introductory sections that place each method in context and show students how they relate to the bigger picture ⬢ a more intuitive structure that better reflects the content of methods course teaching ⬢ a substantially revised companion website ⬢ more visual material and an improved, more attractive layout

Jonathan A. Smith is Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck University of London, UK where he leads the interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) research group. He has written many articles applying IPA to a range of areas in health, clinical and social psychology. He is co- author (with Paul Flowers and Michael Larkin) of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Theory, Method and Research (Sage, 2009). He also has a wider interest in qualitative psychology generally and has co-edited a number of books in the area.

Dame Glynis M. Breakwell has been a Professor of Psychology forover 20 years and is currently the Vice Chancellor of the Universityof Bath. Her research focuses upon identity process theory andsocial representations, leadership in complex organisations, and thepsychology of risk management, perception and communication.She has published more than 20 books, several of which are onresearch methods. She is an adviser to government and privatesector companies on the use of psychological methods and theories.

Daniel B Wright is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bristol

List of Contributors
What This Book Does: Key features and additional resources
About the Companion Website
Introduction
Research Questions and Planning Research
Quantitative Research: Data Collection and Analysis
Introduction to Quantitative Research
Experimental Design
Quasi-experimental Designs
Surveys and Sampling
Questionnaire Design
Psychometrics
Descriptive Statistics: Graphical and Numerical Methods
Inferential Statistics
Factorial ANOVA
Correlation and Regression
Exploratory Factor Analysis
Qualitative Research: Data Collection and Analysis
Introduction to Qualitative Methods
Observational Methods
Interviewing
Diary and Narrative Methods
Focus Groups
Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Grounded Theory
Discburse Analysis
Content Analysis
Writing Up Your Research
What if Victor Had Used the APA Manual to Write Up His Research?
Glossary
References
Index

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