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…  See more details below

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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. You'll find numerous real-world examples that help you understand how the methods discussed are commonly used. Suggested Resources at the end of each chapter include addresses for helpful sites on the World Wide Web, electronic databases, and relevant articles. In addition, comprehensive coverage of computer use 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.

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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

Pt. IBasics of Scientific Psychology1
1Beginning Psychological Research3
2Explanation in Scientific Psychology29
3Observation in Psychological Research52
4Relational Research81
5Basics of Experimentation100
Pt. IIBackground of Psychological Research131
6Conducting Ethical Research133
7Exploring the Literature of Psychology155
8Measurement in Psychological Research187
Pt. IIIAdvanced Experimentation211
9Experimental Design213
10Complex Design235
11Small-n Experimentation259
12Quasi-Experimentation277
Pt. IVFinishing Psychological Research297
13Interpreting the Results of Research299
14Presenting Research Results323
App. ADescriptive Statistics358
App. BInferential Statistics372
App. CStatistical Tables410

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