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The Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants / Edition 1

The Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants / Edition 1

by Frederick T. L. Leong, James T. Austin
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The book that established itself as a standard text and reference work for students seeking to master research methods and procedures in psychology has been updated and revised in this new edition! The Second Edition of The Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants once again offers a comprehensive guide for understanding and conquering the entire research process. Editors Frederick T. L. Leong and Iames T. Austin have assembled a distinguished group of expert researchers who share skill sets accumulated as a result of years of practical exposure to the design, development, implementation, and documentation of research in psychology. The chapters in this volume follow the sequential flow of the research process-from research planning and design to data collection and analysis to results writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803970496
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/13/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Frederick T. L. Leong, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology (Industrial/Organizational and Clinical Psychology Programs) and Psychiatry. He is also the Director of the Center for Multicultural Psychology Research at Michigan State University. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 journal articles and book chapters. In addition, he has edited or co-edited 12 books. Dr. Leong is a Fellow of the APA (Divisions 1, 2, 5, 12, 17, 29, 45, 52), Association for Psychological Science, Asian American Psychological Association, and the International Academy for Intercultural Research. His major research interests center around culture and mental health, cross-cultural psychotherapy (especially with Asians and Asian Americans), and cultural and personality factors related to career choice and work adjustment. He is past president of APA's Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues), the Asian American Psychological Association, and the Division of Counseling Psychology in the International Association of Applied Psychologists. He has served on the APA Board of Scientific Affairs, the Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Committee, and the Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training (CEMRRAT2) Task Force. He received the Dalmas Taylor Distinguished Contributions Award from the APA Minority Fellowship Program and the Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology from APA Division 12. He is also the 2007 co-recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology.

James T. Austin (Ph.D., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Virginia Tech University, 1987) is a Research Specialist 2 at The Ohio State University, specializing in the psychometrics of test creation and evaluation for Career-Technical Education at the secondary and community college levels. He served as Assistant Professor of I-O Psychology from 1991-1997 at Ohio State. His research on goal-setting, criterion measurement, and research methodology has appeared in Psychological Bulletin, Annual Review of Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decisions Processes. He is currently cowriting a book on analysis and prioritization of needs assessment data in program evaluation.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Scripts for Research: Thoughts on the Organization of the Psychology Research Handbookxiii
Part IResearch Planning1
1Research as a Script3
2Finding a Research Topic23
3Bibliographic Research41
4Reviewing and Evaluating a Research Article59
5Program Evaluation: Concepts and Perspectives75
Part IIDesign, Instrument Selection or Development, and Sampling91
6Designing a Research Study93
7Evaluating and Selecting Psychological Measures for Research Purposes104
8Designing Surveys and Questionnaires for Research114
9Scale Development125
10Applying Sampling Procedures147
11Statistical Power161
Part IIIData Collection173
12Applying for Approval to Conduct Research With Human Participants175
13Conducting Mail and Internet Surveys186
14Conducting Telephone Surveys210
15Collecting Data in Groups227
Part IVData Analysis239
16Cleaning Up Data and Running Preliminary Analyses241
17Qualitative Methods254
18A Basic Guide to Statistical Research and Discovery: Planning and Selecting Statistical Analyses275
19Basic Statistical Analyses293
20Using Advanced Statistics306
21Conducting a Meta-Analysis315
22Archival Data Sets: Revisiting Issues and Considerations326
Part VResearch Writing343
23Writing in APA Style: Why and How345
24Writing Rough Drafts360
25Revising a Research Manuscript370
26Dealing With Journal Editors and Reviewers381
Part VISpecial Topics387
27Coordinating a Research Team: Maintaining and Developing a Good Working Laboratory389
28Multilevel Research401
29Computational Modeling419
30Applying for Research Grants433
31Cross-Cultural Research Methodology443
32Applying Theories to Research: The Interplay of Theory and Research in Science455
33The Research Script: One Researcher's View465
About the Editors505
About the Contributors507

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