Research Methods in Psychology / Edition 2

Research Methods in Psychology / Edition 2

by Glynis Breakwell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761965912

ISBN-13: 9780761965916

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Research Methods in Psychology, Second Edition is an expanded and updated new edition of this best-selling textbook. It presents a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the key research methods, both qualitative and quantitative, employed in psychology and across the social sciences. Four entirely new chapters are presented (Research with Special

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Research Methods in Psychology, Second Edition is an expanded and updated new edition of this best-selling textbook. It presents a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the key research methods, both qualitative and quantitative, employed in psychology and across the social sciences. Four entirely new chapters are presented (Research with Special Groups, Cross-Cultural Research, Content Analysis, and Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling) and all other chapters have been thoroughly revised and brought up-to-date. As with the first edition, the book is organized into four coherent sections:

The book is illustrated throughout with examples from current research and combines step-by-step advice, exercises and lists of further reading. Written in a lively style, this text should be essential reading for all methods courses in psychology, nursing, health studies, education, organization studies and others that draw on the array of research techniques available in psychology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761965916
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE
Introducing Research Methods in Psychology - Glynis M Breakwell
Research - Glynis M Breakwell and David Rose
Theory and Method
Practical and Ethical Issues in Planning Research - Martyn Barrett
PART TWO
The Experimental Method in Psychology - Alyson Davis and David Rose
Single-Case Experimental Designs - Sarah L Wilson
Quasi-Experimental Designs - Chris Fife-Schaw
Surveys and Sampling Issues - Chris Fife-Schaw
Facet Theory - Jennifer Brown and Julie Barnett
An Approach to Research
Research with Special Groups - John Everatt
Cross-Cultural Research Methods - Evanthia Lyons and Xenia Chryssochoou
PART THREE
Levels of Measurement - Chris Fife-Schaw
Questionnaire Design - Chris Fife-Schaw
Using Psychometric Tests - Sean Hammond
Psychophysical Methods - David Rose
Psychophysiological Methods - Paul Barrett and Paul Sowden
Direct Observation - Jill Wilkinson
Interviewing - Glynis M Breakwell
Discourse Analysis - Adrian Coyle
Qualitative Data Analysis - Evanthia Lyons
Data Display Model
Structuring Qualitative Data Using a Scaling Procedure - Margaret Wilson and Sean Hammond
Diary Techniques - Glynis M Breakwell and Peter Wood
Focus Groups - Lynne J Millward
PART FOUR
Ethnographic and Action Research - David Uzzell
Using the Computer to Define and Explore Theories in Psychology - Peter Simpson
Bivariate Statistical Analyses - Chris Fife-Schaw
Introduction to Multivariate Data Analysis - Sean Hammond
Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling - Chris Fife-Schaw
Meta-Analysis - Peter Wood

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