The Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants

The Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants

by Frederick T. L. Leong
     
 

This comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide is ideal for the beginning psychology researcher.

The Handbook follows the standard model of research planning, design, data collection, statistical analysis and writing-up results. Individual chapters focus on such integral tasks as: finding a topic; conducting literature searches; selecting instruments; designing

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This comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide is ideal for the beginning psychology researcher.

The Handbook follows the standard model of research planning, design, data collection, statistical analysis and writing-up results. Individual chapters focus on such integral tasks as: finding a topic; conducting literature searches; selecting instruments; designing surveys and questionnaires; sampling; applying for institutional approval; conducting mail and phone surveys; cleaning up a data set; using basic and advanced statistical analysis; and doing qualitative analysis. In addition, a special topics section gives advice on such issues as coordinating a research team, applying for grants and using theory in research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803970489
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/13/1996
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Anthony J Marsella
Introduction - Frederick T L Leong and James T Austin
PART ONE: RESEARCH PLANNING
Finding a Research Topic - Frederick T L Leong and Rhonda E Pfaltzgraff
Using the Library Effectively - Jeffrey G Reed and Pam M Baxter
Conducting a Literature Search - Margaret S Stockdale and Theresa Kenny
Reviewing and Evaluating a Research Article - Kathryn C Oleson and Robert M Arkin
PART TWO: DESIGN, INSTRUMENT SELECTION AND SAMPLING
Designing a Research Study - Bruce E Wampold
Evaluating and Selecting Research Instruments - Joseph G Ponterotto
Designing Surveys and Questionnaires for Research - Robert D Goddard III and Peter Villanova
Applying Sampling Procedures - William C Mc Cready
PART THREE: DATA COLLECTION
Applying for Approval To Conduct Research with Human Participants - Lyle D Schmidt and Naomi M Meara
Conducting Mail Surveys - Alan Vaux
Conducting Telephone Surveys - Peter Y Chen
Collecting Data from Groups - Steven J Zaccaro and Michelle Marks
PART FOUR: DATA ANALYSES
Cleaning Up Data and Running Preliminary Analyses - Stephen J Dollinger and David L Di Lalla
Doing Qualitative Analysis - Pamela S Highlen and Heather C Finley
A Basic Guide to Statistical Research and Discovery: Planning and Selecting Statistical Analyses - Robert A Yaffee
Basic Statistical Analyses - David N Dickter and Mary Roznowski
Using Advanced Statistics - Paul E Levy and Lisa A Steelman
Conducting a Meta-Analysis - Harris Cooper and Nancy Dorr
Test Construction - Nancy E Betz
Using Archival Data Sets - Barbara H Zaitzow and Charles B Fields
PART FIVE: RESEARCH WRITING
Writing in APA Style: Why and How - James T Austin and Robert F Calderón
Writing Rough Drafts - Christopher Peterson
Revising a Research Manuscript - Donna K Nagata and Steven J Trierweiler
Dealing with Journal Editors and Reviewers - Samuel H Osipow
PART SIX: SPECIAL TOPICS
Coordinating a Research Team: Maintaining and Developing a Good Working Laboratory - Dennis L Molfese et al
Diversity in Work Styles - Elke Brenstein
Applying for Research Grants - John G Borkowski
Cross-Cultural Research Methodology - Kwok Leung and Fons Van de Vijver
Applying Theories in Research: The Interplay of Theory and Research in Science - Charles J Gelso

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