Conducting Research in Psychology: Measuring the Weight of Smoke / Edition 3

Conducting Research in Psychology: Measuring the Weight of Smoke / Edition 3

by Brett W. Pelham, Hart Blanton, Hart Blanton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0534532942

ISBN-13: 9780534532949

Pub. Date: 02/27/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Featuring humor and interesting examples that readers can understand and relate to, Brett W. Pelham and Hart Blanton's informative and comprehensive research methods book is one that users will really enjoy. This brief book includes hands-on activities that involve learning by doing, methodology exercises that encourage readers to use their intuition to understand

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Featuring humor and interesting examples that readers can understand and relate to, Brett W. Pelham and Hart Blanton's informative and comprehensive research methods book is one that users will really enjoy. This brief book includes hands-on activities that involve learning by doing, methodology exercises that encourage readers to use their intuition to understand research methods, and methodology problems that teach how to apply basic research principles to novel problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534532949
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/27/2006
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. How Do We Know? 2. How Do We Find Out? The Logic, Art, and Ethics of Scientific Discovery. 3. Moving from Fact to Truth: Validity, Reliability, and Measurement. 4. Moving from Notions to Numbers: Psychological Measurement. 5. How Do We Misinterpret? Common Threats to Validity. 6. Nonexperimental Research Designs. 7. Experience Carefully Planned: Experimental Research Designs. 8. Experience Carefully Exploited: Quasi-Experimental Research Designs. 9. Choosing the Right Research Design. 10. A Brief Course in Statistics. 11. Telling the World About It. 12. Putting It All Together: Maximizing Validity with Multi-Method (and Highly Creative) Research. 13. Putting Your Knowledge to Work: 20 Methodology Problems. Appendix 1. Hands-On Activities. Appendix 2. Methodology Exercises. Appendix 3. How to Describe the Results of Statistical Analyses. Appendix 4. XXX-Box: The Effect of Sexualized Video Games on Players' Rape Supportive Responses.

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