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Overview

In The Process of Research in Psychology: Second Edition, an introductory textbook, Dawn M. McBride utilizes numerous examples from published research and the pedagogical approach of spaced repetition to provide a step-by-step explanation of how to design, conduct, and present a research study in psychology. Early chapters introduce important concepts for developing research ideas, subject sampling, ethics, and data collection to help students understand the process of research. Subsequent "Nuts and Bolts" chapters provide more detailed coverage of these topics and examine the various types of research relevant to the field of psychology. This approach creates a logical scaffolding upon which students can build their knowledge and allows for an easy-to-read, concise format that provides students with the appropriate information required to do research in psychology!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412999557
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 133,676
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dawn M. McBride is a professor of psychology at Illinois State University, where she has taught research methods for the past 13 years. Her research interests include automatic forms of memory, false memory, prospective memory, and forgetting. In addition to research methods, she teaches courses in introductory psychology, cognition and learning, human memory, and a graduate course in experimental design. She is a recipient of the Illinois State University Teaching Initiative Award. Her out-of-work interests include spending time with her family, traveling, watching Philadelphia (her place of birth) sports teams, and reading British murder mysteries. She earned her PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of California, Irvine, and her BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Table of Contents

PART I. OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH PROCESS FROM START TO FINISH
1. Psychological Research: The Whys and Hows of the Scientific Method
2. Hypothesis Development: Where Research Questions Come From
3. How Psychologists Use the Scientific Method: Data Collection Techniques and Research Designs
4. Measurement Issues in Research
5. Ethical Guidelines for Psychological Research
6. Sampling
7. Summarizing and Interpreting Data: Using Statistics
8. Reporting Research
PART II. THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF RESEARCH METHODS AND ANALYSIS
9. The Nuts and Bolts of Survey Research
10. The Nuts and Bolts of Correlational Studies
11. The Nuts and Bolts of Experiments
12. The Nuts and Bolts of Quasi-Experiments
13. The Nuts and Bolts of Other Specialized Designs
14. The Nuts and Bolts of Using Statistics
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