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Research Methods in Psychology: Investigating Human Behavior / Edition 3

Research Methods in Psychology: Investigating Human Behavior / Edition 3

by Paul G. Nestor, Russell K. Schutt
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Using substantive research stories to illustrate the presentation of research methods in each chapter, this textbook systematically presents the entire research process and its major variants within a unifying conceptual framework.

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ISBN-13: 9781544323770
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 10/22/2018
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 632
Sales rank: 980,440
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.12(h) x (d)

About the Author

Paul G. Nestor, PhD, is professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and assistant professor in psychology in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. A summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Boston University, he earned his MA and PhD in clinical psychology from The Catholic University of America, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the National Institute of Mental Health Clinical Research Training Program at Harvard Medical School. His peer-reviewed publications cover a variety of areas in behavioral science, including neuropsychology, structural and functional neuroimaging, attention, memory, personality, forensic psychology, and schizophrenia. He has authored or co-authored over one-hundred peer-reviewed articles in some of the most prominent journals. His research has been federally supported by competitive grants from both the National Institute of Mental Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a past recipient of a Veterans Administration Merit Review Award, “Cognitive Neuroscience Studies of Schizophrenia.” He is also the past recipient of the University of Massachusetts, Boston Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Scholarship for his research in psychology. His teaching has been recognized by the University of Massachusetts, Boston College of Arts and Sciences’ Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award. Nestor also has experience in media presentation for both television and radio, including having his research featured on the Discovery Channel and on WUMB. He is a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts, specializing in clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and forensic psychology.

Russell K. Schutt, PhD, is a professor and the chair of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a lecturer on sociology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts Mental Health Center). He completed his BA, MA, and PhD (1977) at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Sociology of Social Control Training Program at Yale University (1977–1979). His other books include Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research and Fundamentals of Social Work Research (with Ray Engel), Making Sense of the Social World (with Dan Chambliss), and Research Methods in Psychology (with Paul G. Nestor)—all with SAGE Publications, as well as Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Illness (Harvard University Press) and Social Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (coedited with Larry J. Seidman and Matcheri S. Keshavan, also Harvard University Press). Most of his peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters focus on the effect of social context on cognition, satisfaction, functioning, and recidivism, the orientations of service recipients and of service and criminal justice personnel, and the organization of health and social services. He is currently a coinvestigator for a randomized trial of peer support for homeless dually diagnosed veterans, funded by the Veterans Administration.

Table of Contents

1. Uncommon Sense: Scientific Method and Human Reasoning
2. The Foundations of Psychological Research
3. Ethics in Behavioral Research
4. Conceptualization and Measurement
5. Sampling and Survey Research
6. True Experiments I: Single-Factorial Designs
7. True Experiments II: Multifactorial Designs
8. Quasiexperimental and Nonexperimental Designs
9. Small-N and Single-Subject Designs
10. Quantitative Data Analysis
11. Qualitative Methods
12. Essentials of APA Report Writing
Appendix A. Statistical Tests
Appendix B. Questions to Ask About a Research Article
Appendix C. How to Read a Research Article
Appendix D. Proportions of Area Under Standard Normal Curve
Appendix E. Critical Values for t Distribution
Appendix F. Critical Values of F
Appendix G. Critical Values of Chi-Square
Appendix H. Critical Values of the Correlation Coefficient
About the Authors

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