Research Methods in Psychology / Edition 1

Research Methods in Psychology / Edition 1

by Glynis Breakwell, Sean Hammond
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803977654

ISBN-13: 9780803977655

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This comprehensive textbook introduces the key research methods employed in psychology and across the social sciences. Written in a lively, non-technical style, it covers both quantitative and qualitative methods.

The volume is organized into four sections: the first considers the relationship between psychological theory and research methodology from both

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This comprehensive textbook introduces the key research methods employed in psychology and across the social sciences. Written in a lively, non-technical style, it covers both quantitative and qualitative methods.

The volume is organized into four sections: the first considers the relationship between psychological theory and research methodology from both practical and ethical viewpoints; Part Two explains how to collect data using the major types of research design and introduces their underlying philosophical principles; Part Three offers a guide to traditional techniques of data gathering in psychology and also features less common techniques such as diary methods, focus groups, ethnographic approaches and action resear

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803977655
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE
Introducing Research Methods in Psychology - Glynis M Breakwell
Research - Glynis M Breakwell
Theory and Method
Practical and Ethical Issues in Planning Research - Martyn Barrett
PART TWO
Levels of Measurement - Chris Fife-Schaw
The Experimental Method in Psychology - Alyson Davis
Single Case Experimental Designs - Sarah L Wilson
Quasi-Experimental Designs - Chris Fife-Schaw
Surveys and Sampling Issues - Chris Fife-Schaw
Facet Theory - Ian Donald
Defining Research Domains
PART THREE
Psychophysical Methods - David Rose
Psychophysiological Methods - Paul Barrett
Questionnaire Design - Chris Fife-Schaw
Using Psychometric Tests - Sean Hammond
Direct Observation - Jill Wilkinson
Interviewing - Glynis M Breakwell
Discourse Analysis - Adrian Coyle
Structuring Qualitative Data - Margaret Wilson
Multidimensional Scalogram Analysis
Focus Groups - Lynne Millward
Diary Techniques - Glynis M Breakwell and Peter Wood
Ethnographic and Action Research - David Uzzell
Historical Analysis in Psychological Research - Jonathan Chase
Using Computer Simulation To Define and Explore Theories in Psychology - Peter Simpson
PART FOUR
Bivariate Statistical Analysis - Chris Fife-Schaw
Introduction to Multivariate Data Analysis - Sean Hammond
Meta-Analysis - Peter Wood

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