Designing and Reporting Experiments in Psychology / Edition 2

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This book will help undergraduate psychology students to write practical reports of experimental and other quantitative studies in psychology. It is designed to help with every stage of the report writing process including what to put in each section and recommendations for formatting and style. It also discusses how to design a study, including how to use and report relevant statistics. As such, the book acts both as an introduction and reference source to be used throughout an undergraduate course.
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Arguing that the elements of experiment design and reporting are inextricably linked, Harris (psychology, U. of Sheffield, UK) presents an introductory textbook on experimental design and reporting in psychology. First he presents information on writing reports, with separate chapters for each of a report's principle sections. The chapters on design discuss basic issues, significance testing in statistics, and effect size and power in statistics. The book is distributed in the US by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335201464
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 5/1/2002
  • Series: Open Guides to Psychology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 227
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Harris is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sheffield. Previously, he has worked at the universities of Sussex, Hertfordshire and Nottingham. He collaborates with colleagues at the universities of British Columbia, Pittsburgh and Maastricht. His principal research interests are in social and health psychology.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Writing reports 1

1 Getting started 3

2 The INTRODUCTION section 20

3 The METHOD section 30

4 The RESULTS section 48

5 The DISCUSSION section 72

6 The TITLE and ABSTRACT 87

7 REFERENCES and APPENDICES 92

8 Producing the final version of the report 100

Pt. 2 Design and statistics 125

9 Experiments, correlation and description 127

10 Basic experimental design 148

11 Statistics: significance testing 178

12 Statistics: effect size and power 198

13 More advanced experimental design 211

Commentary 240

Recommended reading 248

App. 1 Confusing predictions from the null hypothesis with those from the experimental hypothesis 250

App. 2 Randomizing 252

App. 3 How to use tables of critical values of inferential statistics 256

Answers to SAQs 260

Answers to diagnostic questions 273

References 279

Index of concepts 281

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