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Practical Researcher A Student Guide to Conducting Psychological Research

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ISBN-10: 1118360044

ISBN-13: 9781118360040

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: Dana S. Dunn

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The 2nd edition of Dunn’s The Practical Researcher: A Student Guide to Conducting Psychological Research offers many new and enhance features and additions including a new section on fMRI/brain-imaging research and other non-invasive methods for measuring brain activity.The text offers updated online searching materials reviewed by reference librarians; updated sample references written in APA style; new material on learning to identifying the embedded outline found in published APA style papers as a way to learn to outline papers; additional discussion of diary studies, “beeper” studies, and experience sampling methods. A new Preface and Acknowledgements is also included, as well as updated suggested references and at the end of each chapter.Furthermore, the text offers a brief section on the relation between statistical significance, effect size, and replication of results in light of the example of Bem’s ESP research and information on using PowerPoint effectively. A few chapters include a rubric for helping plan and deliver oral presentations as well as revised and updated Exercises to reflect changes and additions to the earlier edition.
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Book details

List price: $97.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
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).