Research in Psychology, Study Guide: Methods and Design / Edition 3

Research in Psychology, Study Guide: Methods and Design / Edition 3

by C. James Goodwin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471149985

ISBN-13: 9780471149989

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Wiley

Thoroughly revised for increased clarity, this experimental psychology text focuses on experimental methodology and the scientific way of thinking. It provides comprehensive information on current research methods, yet remains readable and engaging. Specifically, topics include data handling, idea generation, experimentation, and research design and methods.

Overview

Thoroughly revised for increased clarity, this experimental psychology text focuses on experimental methodology and the scientific way of thinking. It provides comprehensive information on current research methods, yet remains readable and engaging. Specifically, topics include data handling, idea generation, experimentation, and research design and methods. Includes sections on estimating subject needs, and survey information on the use of animals in research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471149989
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
3RD STUDY
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

To the Studentv
Chapter 1.Scientific Thinking in Psychology1
Exercise 1.1.Critical Thinking About Pseudoscience9
Chapter 2.Ethics in Psychological Research13
Exercise 2.1.Role-Playing an IRB21
Chapter 3.Developing Ideas for Research in Psychology25
Exercise 3.1.What's Next Thinking34
Exercise 3.2.PsycINFO Search35
Chapter 4.Measurement, Sampling, and Data Analysis38
Exercise 4.1.Statistical Analysis48
Chapter 5.Introduction to Experimental Research54
Exercise 5.1.Identifying Independent and Dependent Variables63
Exercise 5.2.Detecting Flaws in Experiments65
Chapter 6.Control Problems in Experimental Research71
Exercise 6.1.Between or Within?80
Chapter 7.Experimental Design 1: Single Factor Designs85
Exercise 7.1.Identifying Experimental Designs93
Exercise 7.2.Portraying Research Results95
Chapter 8.Experimental Design II: Factorial Designs101
Exercise 8.1.Identifying Factorial Designs109
Exercise 8.2.Interpreting Research with Factorial Designs111
Chapter 9.Correlational Research120
Exercise 9.1.Correlations and the Nature/Nurture Issue129
Exercise 9.2.Assessing the Effect of Outlyers130
Chapter 10.Quasi-Experimental Designs & Applied Research133
Exercise 10.1.Evaluating Quasi-Experimental Designs142
Chapter 11.Small N Designs148
Exercise 11.1.Outcomes of Single-Subject Designs156
Chapter 12.Descriptive Research Methods162
Exercise 12.1.Deciding on the Best Descriptive Method170
Exercise 12.2.Developing Ideas for Archival Research171

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