Research Methods in Psychology / Edition 8

Research Methods in Psychology / Edition 8

by John Shaughnessy, Zechmeister
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073382698

ISBN-13: 9780073382692

Pub. Date: 02/08/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Research Methods in Psychology provides a comprehensive and readable introduction to methods for undergraduates. Employing a multi-method approach and exposing students to real examples of published research throughout the text, the authors provide students with the tools necessary to do good and ethical research in psychology and to understand the research

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Research Methods in Psychology provides a comprehensive and readable introduction to methods for undergraduates. Employing a multi-method approach and exposing students to real examples of published research throughout the text, the authors provide students with the tools necessary to do good and ethical research in psychology and to understand the research they learn about in psychology courses and in the media. A wealth of pedagogical aids serve to break down the aversion and phobia that many students bring to a methods course.

The 8th edition boasts a wealth of new examples with nearly 50 of the research examples from 2004-2007 and more than half of those from 2006 and 2007. So, as students read this methods text, they will also be learning about “cutting-edge” research in psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073382692
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
02/08/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part I General Issues

1 Introduction

2 The Scientific Method

3 Ethical Issues in the Conduct of Psychological Research
Part II Descriptive Methods

4 Observation

5 Survey Research

6 Unobtrusive Measures of Behavior
Part III Experimental Methods

7 Independent Groups Designs

8 Repeated Measures Designs

9 Complex Designs
Part IV Applied Research

10 Single-Case Designs, and Small-n Research

11 Quasi-Experimental Designs and Program Evaluation
Part V Analyzing and Reporting Research

12 Data Analysis and Interpretation: Part I. Describing Data, Confidence Intervals, Correlation

13 Data Analysis and Interpretation: Part II. Tests of Statistical Significance and the Analysis Story

14 Communication in Psychology
Appendix: Statistical Tables

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