Research Methods in Psychology / Edition 8

Research Methods in Psychology / Edition 8

by David G. Elmes, Barry H. Kantowitz, III, Henry L Roediger Henry L.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534609767

ISBN-13: 9780534609764

Pub. Date: 07/15/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

From its presentation of cutting-edge research to its special emphasis on experimentation, Research Methods in Psychology, Sixth Edition provides complete coverage of core topics in experimental psychology, including experimentation, small-n experimentation, observation, measurement, and correlational research. The book begins with the basics of scientific

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From its presentation of cutting-edge research to its special emphasis on experimentation, Research Methods in Psychology, Sixth Edition provides complete coverage of core topics in experimental psychology, including experimentation, small-n experimentation, observation, measurement, and correlational research. The book begins with the basics of scientific investigation, including the philosophy of science, and continues to build on this strong foundation throughout the text. Students will find numerous real-world examples that help them understand how the methods discussed are commonly used. "Suggested Resources" at theEND of each chapter include addresses for helpful sites on the World Wide Web, electronic databases, and relevant articles. In addition, comprehensive coverage of computer usage throughout the book illustrates the importance of computers and their use at every stage of the process from generation, collection, and quantitative analysis to gathering research information.
Elmes, Kantowitz, and Roediger—all involved with leading research journals—are well versed in current directions and provide excellent examples for teaching. Organized by content/research area, the book begins with the basics of scientific investigation, including the philosophy of science. The authors build on this strong foundation throughout the text. Part II discusses techniques of scientific psychology; Part III covers advanced topics in experimentation; and Part IV examines the important issues involved in finishing psychological research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534609764
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/15/2005
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: BASICS OF SCIENTIFIC PSYCHOLOGY. 1. Beginning Psychological Research. 2. Explanation in Scientific Psychology. 3. Observation in Psychological Research. 4. Relational Research. 5. Basics of Experimentation. PART II: BACKGROUND OF PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH. 6. Conducting Ethical Research. 7. Exploring the Literature of Psychology. 8. Measurement in Psychological Research. PART III: ADVANCED EXPERIMENTATION. 9. Experimental Design. 10. Complex Design. 11. Small-n Experimentation. 12. Quasi-Experimentation. PART IV: FINISHING PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH. 13. Interpreting the Results of Research. 14. Presenting Research Results. APPENDICES: A: Descriptive Statistics. B: Inferential Statistics. C: Statistical Tables.

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