Doing Psychology Experiments / Edition 3

Doing Psychology Experiments / Edition 3

by David W. Martin
     
 

Blending humor and an informal writing style, Martin (psychology, North Carolina State University) familiarizes undergraduate students with processes for designing, executing, interpreting, and reporting simple experiments in psychology. Decision making aspects of research are emphasized, and the logic behind research procedures is fully explained. This sixth edition… See more details below

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Blending humor and an informal writing style, Martin (psychology, North Carolina State University) familiarizes undergraduate students with processes for designing, executing, interpreting, and reporting simple experiments in psychology. Decision making aspects of research are emphasized, and the logic behind research procedures is fully explained. This sixth edition features Web links and expanded material on searching electronic databases. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534144906
Publisher:
Brooks/Cole
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


David W. Martin is professor and head of the Department of Psychology at North Carolina State University. Previously he was professor and department head at New Mexico State University. He has a bachelor's degree from Hanover College, where he majored in psychology and physics. He also has a master's degree and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where he majored in engineering psychology. His teaching interests include experimental methods, introductory psychology, human performance, and attention. He has won teaching awards at both NC State and NMSU. Dr. Martin has published in a number of research journals in the areas of attention, decision making, and memory. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and Psychonomic Society. He has also served as president of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. In his leisure hours, Dr. Martin enjoys running, scuba diving, singing, and playing at the beach with his two young sons. For 12 years he raced dirt-track stockcars and was known as "Dangerous David, the Racing Professor".

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Table of Contents

1How to Make Orderly Observations1
2How to Get an Experimental Idea38
3How to Be Fair with Participants62
4How to Be Fair with Science88
5How to Find Out What Has Been Done103
6How to Decide Which Variables to Manipulate and Measure122
7How to Decide on a Within-Subject versus Between-Subjects Design139
8How to Plan a Single-Variable Experiment161
9How to Plan a Multiple-Variable Experiment178
10How to Plan Quasi-Experiments192
11How to Tell When You Are Ready to Begin212
12How to Interpret Experimental Results226
13How to Report Experimental Results252
Epilogue287
App. AHow to Do Basic Statistics289
App. BStatistical Tables305
Glossary317
Index327

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