Research Design Explained / Edition 8

Research Design Explained / Edition 8

by Mark L. Mitchell, Jolley
     
 

RESEARCH DESIGN EXPLAINED, Eighth Edition helps readers appreciate the excitement of science research and its relevance to psychology by explaining concepts clearly and using real-life analogies and examples. Focusing on important, fundamental concepts and demonstrating the logic behind research design, authors Mitchell and Jolley help readers go beyond simply

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RESEARCH DESIGN EXPLAINED, Eighth Edition helps readers appreciate the excitement of science research and its relevance to psychology by explaining concepts clearly and using real-life analogies and examples. Focusing on important, fundamental concepts and demonstrating the logic behind research design, authors Mitchell and Jolley help readers go beyond simply memorizing terms to develop a true understanding of research design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133049838
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/09/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
616,088
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. Science, Psychology, and You. 2. Validity and Ethics: Can We Know, Should We Know, and Can We Afford Not to Know? 3. Generating and Refining Research Hypotheses. 4. Reading, Reviewing, and Replicating Research. 5. Measuring and Manipulating Variables: Reliability and Validity. 6. Beyond Reliability and Validity: The Best Measure for Your Study. 7. Introduction to Descriptive Methods and Correlational Research. 8. Survey Research. 9. Internal Validity. 10. The Simple Experiment. 11. Expanding the Simple Experiment: The Multiple-Group Experiment. 12. Expanding the Experiment: Factorial Designs. 13. Matched Pairs, Within-Subjects, and Mixed Designs. 14. Single-n Designs and Quasi-Experiments. 15. Putting It All Together: Writing Research Proposals and Reports. Appendix A: Research Report and Proposal Checklist. Appendix B: Sample APA-Style Paper. Appendix C: A Checklist for Evaluating a Study's Validity. Appendix D: Practical Tips for Conducting an Ethical and Valid Study. Appendix E: Introduction to Statistics. Appendix F: Statistics and Random Numbers Table.

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