Research Methods for Social Psychology

ISBN-10: 1405149809

ISBN-13: 9781405149808

Edition: 2008

Authors: Dana S. Dunn
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Description: Research Methods for Social Psychology teaches students to think like an experimental social psychologist. Striking a balance between theoretical sophistication and hands-on activities and exercises, this engaging text offers a friendly approach to methodology and a successful means of motivating students to design and execute their own social psychological research. Active learning activities on social psychology in each chapter, as well as thought exercises at the end of each chapter Guidance on developing social psychology research topics, advice on ethics reviews of research projects, instructions on how to design independent and dependent variables, and assistance with performing a post-experimental interviews with participants A stand alone chapter on basic data analysis, in addition to directions for putting statistical results into words Guidance on writing APA-style summaries of social psychology experiments, as well as giving oral and poster presentations; includes a sample annotated APA-style lab report

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Book details

List price: $89.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/4/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 424
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

Dana S. Dunn earned his B.A. in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Virginia. He chaired the psychology department at Moravian in Bethlehem, PA for six years, and currently is professor of psychology and director of the Learning in Common Curriculum at Moravian. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dunn is active in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and frequently presents at national and regional disciplinary conferences. Dunn has written numerous articles, chapters, and book reviews concerning his areas of research interest: the teaching of psychology, social psychology, and rehabilitation psychology. He is the author or editor of several books, including RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (Blackwell, in press) and A SHORT GUIDE TO WRITING ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY (Pearson Longman, 2008).

Detailed Table of Contents
List of Active Learning Exercises
Preface
Acknowledgments
Studying Social Psychology
Developing Research Topics in Social Psychology
Ethical Issues in Social Psychological Research
Basic Experimental Design
Alternatives to Experimental Research in Social Psychology
Developing Questionnaires and Surveys
Introducing a Difference: Independent Variables
Measuring What Happens: Dependent Variables
Validity and Realism in Research
Conducting Social Psychology Experiments: Practical Matters
Data Analysis
Presenting Social Psychological Research
Major Journals in Social Psychology
Reading Journal Articles in Social Psychology
Annotated Student Research Paper
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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