ISBN-10:
0205327192
ISBN-13:
9780205327195
Pub. Date:
09/28/2000
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Developing Research Skills: A Laboratory Manual / Edition 4

Developing Research Skills: A Laboratory Manual / Edition 4

by Larry B. Christensen

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ISBN-13: 9780205327195
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Topic 1: Scientific Observation 1

Laboratory Exercise 1: Relationship Between Learning Styles and Grade PointAverage 2

Laboratory Exercise 2: Recall of Dreams 11

Laboratory Exercise 3: Content Analysis of Dreams 12

Topic 2: Problem Identification and Hypothesis Testing 17

Laboratory Exercise 1: Searching the Literature 27

Laboratory Exercise 2: Identifying Research Problems and Hypotheses 28

Laboratory Exercise 3: Evaluating Psychologically-Oriented Internet Web Site 29

Topic 3: Operations Definitions 31

Laboratory Exercise 1: Defining the Concept of Anxiety 31

Laboratory Exercise 2: Operationally Defining the Concept of Anxiety 33

Laboratory Exercise 3: Self-Report Questionnaires Assessing Anxiety 35

Laboratory Exercise 4: Practice in Defining Concepts Operationally 41

Topic 4: Naturalistic Observation 43

Laboratory Exercise 1: Analyzing a Naturalistic Observation 43

Laboratory Exercise 2: Developing your Observational Skills 45

Laboratory Exercise 3: Observing Dyadic Conversation Distances 46

Laboratory Exercise 4: Book Carrying Behavior 49

Laboratory Exercise 5: Observing Driver Behavior 51

Topic 5: Archival Research55

Laboratory Exercise 1: Violence in Television Programs 55

Laboratory Exercise 2: Graffiti 59

Topic 6: Surveys 61

Laboratory Exercise 1: Evaluating Surveys 61

Laboratory Exercise 2: Internet Survey Research 63

Laboratory Exercise 3: Survey on Alcohol Use 65

Laboratory Exercise 4: Survey on ESP Attitudes and Experiences 71

Topic 7: Ex Post Facto Studies

Laboratory Exercise 1: Evaluating Ex Post Factor Studies 73

Laboratory Exercise 2: Gender Differences in Spatial Ability 75

Topic 8: Independent and Dependent Variables 79

Laboratory Exercise 1: Identifying Independent and Dependent Variable 79

Laboratory Exercise 2: Developing Independent and Dependent Variables 83

Laboratory Exercise 3: Paired-Associate Learning of Low and High Imagery Word 87

Laboratory Exercise 4: Jury Simulation Research 93

Topic 9: Control 97

Laboratory Exercise 1: Identifying Uncontrolled Variables 97

Laboratory Exercise 2: Production of Visual Illusion Reversals — Practice Effects 101

Topic 10: Control Techniques 109

Laboratory Exercise 1: Identifying Control Techniques 110

Laboratory Exercise 2: Assigning Participants to Treatment Groups 111

Topic 11: Design 115

Laboratory Exercise 1: Designing an Obesity Study 115

Laboratory Exercise 2: Designing an Interpersonal Attraction Study 119

Laboratory Exercise 3: Carrying Out an Interpersonal Attraction Experiment 124

Topic 12: Quasi-Experimental Designs 137

Laboratory Exercise 1: The Effects of Role Change on Attitudes 137

Laboratory Exercise 2: Employee Participating in Incentive Pay Plan 138

Laboratory Exercise 3: Intelligence and Achievement — Which is the Causal Agent 139

Laboratory Exercise 4: Jay Walking Behavior 140

Topic 13: Single-Case and Single-Group Designs 141

Laboratory Exercise 1: Evaluating Single-Case Designs in Published Research 142

Laboratory Exercise 2: Designing Single-Case Study — Increasing Safety Seat Belt Usage 143

Laboratory Exercise 3: Designing Single-Case Study — Behavior Modification of Nocturnal Enuresis (Bedwetting) 150

Laboratory Exercise 4: Designing Single-Case Study — Behavior Modification of Bizarre Verbalizations 151

Laboratory Exercise 5: Designing a Single-Group Study — Reducing Littering Behavior 152

Topic 14: Ethics 153

Laboratory Exercise 1: Ethics of Psychological Research 155

Laboratory Exercise 2: Evaluating and Developing Consent Forms 160

Laboratory Exercise 3: Developing a Debriefing Form 165

Topic 15: Analyzing Published Studies 167

Laboratory Exercise 1: Analyzing a Published Research Article 167

Appendices:

A. Surveys for Topic 6: Surveys 171

B. Test for Topic 7: Ex Post Facto Studies (Mental Rotations Test) 213

C. Materials for Topic 8: Independent and Dependent Variables 227

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