Successful Research Projects A Step-by-Step Guide

ISBN-10: 1452203938
ISBN-13: 9781452203935
Edition: 2014
Authors: Bernard C. Beins
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440

A unique aspect of the book is the inclusion of exercises throughout the text to help develop and guide students through the specific actions required for doing effective research. The author's twenty plus years of classroom experience richly informs the approach and the content of this hands-on research methods guide. Dr. Beins' undergraduate students have presented over 100 papers and posters at research conferences and have won numerous awards for their research.

Preface
Developing Your Research Idea
Developing Your Ideas
Refining Your Research Question
Generating Your Hypothesis
Figuring Out What Support for Your Hypothesis Would Look Like
Preparing for Your Written Paper
Expanding Your Knowledge
Sources of Ideas
Everyday Behaviors and Occurrences
Previous Research
Finding Sources That Present Possible Research Ideas
PsycINFO-Finding Research That Psychologists Have Already Carried Out
Acting Ethically in Your Research
Ethical Principles and Standards of the American Psychological Association
General Principles
Ethical Standards
Federal Regulations in the United States
What Constitutes Research?
Understanding the Concept of Risk in Research
What Research Requires Prior Approval?
Important Ethical Issues in Psychological Research
Informed Consent
Deception
Debriefing
Preparing for Evaluation by Your Institutional Review Board
Commonly Requested Information for IRB Proposals
Description of the Project
Participants
Risks and Benefits of Participation
Anonymity and Confidentiality of Participation
Adapting and Developing Your Methodology
Making Use of Previous Research
Borrowing From Previous Research
Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale
Ambivalent Sexism Inventory and Ambivalence Toward Men Inventory
Measures of Personality and Social Psychology
Various Personality Characteristics
Defining and Measuring Your Concepts and Constructs
Identifying Your Research Participants
How Many Participants Do You Need?
Do the Data Support Your Hypotheses? Planning for Your Data Analysis
Comparing Means
Establishing Relations Between Variables
Your Results
Why Do We Use Statistics?
What Is Your Message?
Statistical Significance
Deciding Whether the Results Supported Your Hypothesis
Results Versus Interpretations
Drawing Conclusions
Generating an Overall Statement About Support for Your Hypotheses
Showing How Your Results Relate to Previous Research
Conclusions and Speculation
Using Results to Plan Future Research
Using the Limitations in Previous Research to Move Ahead
Writing a Research Report in APA Style
Introduction Section
Establishing the Context of Your Study
Where Did the Ideas Come From?
Establishing Your Research Questions and Expectations
Method Section
Participants
Apparatus and Materials
Procedure
Design
Results
Discussion
References
Creating a Poster Presentation
Setting Up the PowerPoint File
Suggestions for Poster Content
Introduction
Method
Results
Discussion
References
Using SPSS for Data Analysis
Steps in Conducing Data Analysis in SPSS
Independent-Groups T Test
Dependent-Groups T Test
One-Way ANOVA
One-Way ANOVA With Repeated Measures
One-Way ANOVA With Repeated Measures With an Additional, Non-repeated Measures Variable
Pearson Product-Moment Correlation
Linear Regression
References
Index
About the Author

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