Doing Psychology Experiments / Edition 3

Doing Psychology Experiments / Edition 3

by David W. Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 053414490X

ISBN-13: 9780534144906

Pub. Date: 01/28/1991

Publisher: Brooks/Cole

Doing Psychology Experiments, Fourth Edition enables students - even students with no experimental background - to design, execute, interpret, and report simple psychological experiments. The conversational writing style guides students through the process in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step manner. Decision-making aspects of research are emphasized, and the logic…  See more details below

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Doing Psychology Experiments, Fourth Edition enables students - even students with no experimental background - to design, execute, interpret, and report simple psychological experiments. The conversational writing style guides students through the process in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step manner. Decision-making aspects of research are emphasized, and the logic behind the research procedures is fully explained. This new edition features the latest changes in ethics principles, information about recent legislation on animal experimentation, full incorporation of new APA style guidelines, a discussion on how to give effective conference presentations and poster sessions, a detailed section on the development and use of surveys, and a reordering of material for greater understanding.

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)

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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