Psychologist as Detective: An Introduction to Conducting Research in Psycholog / Edition 4

Psychologist as Detective: An Introduction to Conducting Research in Psycholog / Edition 4

by Randolph A. Smith
ISBN-10:
013227731X
ISBN-13:
2900132277319
Pub. Date:
04/11/2006
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
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Psychologist as Detective: An Introduction to Conducting Research in Psycholog / Edition 4

The Psychologist as Detective conveys the excitement of research methodology through a lively, conversational style. To make the study of the research process interactive and accessible for readers, pedagogical features and critical thinking activities are integrated throughout the volume. Actual student research appears in each chapter to increase relevance and heighten reader interest.

This text evaluates the science of psychology, research ideas and hypotheses, ethics, nonexperimental methods and the basics of experimentation variables and control, statistics, designing-conducting-analyzing and interpreting experiments, as well as alternative research designs, external validity, critiquing experimental research and writing and assemblling an APA-format research report.

For individuals involved with or interested in psychological research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900132277319
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 04/11/2006
Edition description: REV
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Science of Psychology

Chapter 2: Research Ideas, Critiquing Research, and Hypotheses

Chapter 3: Ethics in Psychological Research

Chapter 4: Nonexperimental Methods I: Descriptive Methods, Qualitative Research, and Correlational Studies

Chapter 5: Nonexperimental Methods II: Ex Post Facto Studies, Surveys and Questionnaires, Sampling, and Basic Research Strategies

Chapter 6: The Basics of Experimentation I: Variables and Control

Chapter 7: The Basics of Experimentation II: Final Considerations, Unanticipated Influences, and Cross-Cultural Issues

Chapter 8: Internal and External Validity

Chapter 9: Using Statistics to Answer Questions

Chapter 10: Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with Two Groups

Chapter 11: Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with More than Two Groups

Chapter 12: Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with Multiple Independent Variables

Chapter 13: Alternative Research Designs

Chapter 14: Writing and Assembling an APA-Format Research Report

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