Doing Psychology Experiments / Edition 2

Doing Psychology Experiments / Edition 2

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:
9780534038076
Publisher:
Brooks/Cole
Publication date:
10/28/1984
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
246

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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