Research Methods In Psychology / Edition 9

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Overview

Now in its ninth successful edition, Research Methods in Psychology unites students’ passion for psychology with their interest in answering questions about behavior and mental processes. The text introduces students to an array of methodological tools psychologists use in their research — from the basics of scientific inquiry, ethical conduct, and controlled observation to correlational, experimental, and applied approaches to research. Throughout, students learn research methods within the context of classic and contemporary studies from diverse areas of psychology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078035180
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 2/8/2011
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 345,059
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Eugene B. Zechmeister is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago, a large metropolitan university where he taught both undergraduate and graduate courses. For many years at Loyola he was the Undergraduate Program Director in Psychology. Professor Zechmeister completed his B.A. in 1966 at the University of New Mexico. He later received both his M.S. (1968) and Ph.D. (1970) from Northwestern University. Professor Zechmeister has authored books on human memory, critical thinking, and statistics, as well as research methods in psychology. He has been a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association (Divisions 1,2, and 3) and the Association for Psychological Science. In 1994, he was awarded the Loyola University Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences. He currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Jeanne S. Zechmeister was an Associate Professor of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago, where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in research methodology since 1990. Professor Zechmeister completed her B.A. at University of Wisconsin-Madison (1983) and her M.S. (1988) and Ph.D. (1990) in Clinical Psychology at Northwestern University. Her research focused on psychological processes associated with forgiveness. Her effectiveness as a teacher is evidenced by her many years of high teacher ratings and by her being identified consistently each year by graduating seniors as one of their best teachers at Loyola. She has co-authored, with J.J. Shaughnessy and E.B. Zechmeister, the Research Methods in Psychology text since its 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2000, 2003, 2006) and Essentials of Research Methods in Psychology (McGraw-Hill, 2001). Dr. Zechmeister now writes professionally in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Table of Contents

Brief ContentsPreface PART IGeneral Issues 1 Introduction 2 The Scientific Method 3 Ethical Issues in the Conduct of Psychological Research PART IIDescriptive Methods 4 Observation 5 Survey Research PART IIIExperimental Methods 6 Independent Groups Designs 7 Repeated Measures Designs 8 Complex Designs PART IVApplied Research 9 Single-Case Designs and Small-n Research 10 Quasi-Experimental Designs and Program Evaluation PART VAnalyzing and Reporting Research 11 Data Analysis and Interpretation: Part I. Describing Data, Confidence Intervals, Correlation 12 Data Analysis and Interpretation: Part II. Tests of Statistical Significance and the Analysis Story 13 Communication in Psychology Appendix Statistical Tables Glossary References Credits Name Index Subject Index

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