Author: Dennis Howitt
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release Date: 2014-06-06
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, 4th edition is an essential introduction to research methods in psychology. With comprehensive coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods as well as the ethical and legal realities of carrying out research, this is the ideal guide for students just beginning and those moving on to more advanced projects.
Author: Eugene B. Zechmeister
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Release Date: 1996-06-30
This workbook designed to accompany Shaughnessy/Zechmeister, RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 4/e provides students with concrete examples of abstract ideas and gives students the kinds of practical experiences that aid understanding of research methods. The workbook offers instructors brief descriptions of published research in psychology related to the methods covered in each chapter of the text. The brief descriptions are then used as the basis for related questions, problems, and exercises. Instructors can use these exercises as homework assignments or as the basis for in-class discussion.
Qualitative Research Methods for Psychologists is a collection of 14 original articles that teaches readers how to conduct qualitative research. Instead of characterizing and justifying certain methods, the contributors show by means of actual research studies what assumptions, procedures, and dilemmas they encountered. Fischer's introduction, which emphasizes the practical nature of qualitative research and the closing chapter, which uses a question-and-answer format to investigate, among other subjects, what is scientific about qualitative research, are complemented by a glossary and other features that increase the book's utility and value. Addresses a range of practical examples from different traditions such as phenomology, grounded theory, ethnography and discourse analysis through actual case studies Discusses various methodology and combinations of methods like assimilation analysis, dialogal approach, intuitive inquiry, and conceptual encounter Terms are defined within chapters and/or in a glossary Helps readers bridge from experimental to qualitative methods Provides in-depth, philosophically grounded, and compelling research findings Includes practical introduction about steps in qualitative research
Author: Darren Langdridge
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release Date: 2013-04-29
This third edition of Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology provides you with a unique, balanced blend of quantitative and qualitative research methods. Highly practical in nature, the book guides you, step-by-step, through the research process and is underpinned by SPSS screenshots, diagrams and examples throughout.
Author: R. A. McQueen
Publisher: Pearson Education
Release Date: 2013-01-01
This second edition has been substantially revised and expanded to form a truly comprehensive, practical guide to research methods and statistical analysis. The text retains the successful student-centred approach, assuming no background knowledge. Logically and intuitively organised, the book introduces key terms and concepts, progressing through the process of selecting a study and analysing results right through to the final point of preparing a report. This edition has been extensively revised to offer more detailed coverage - including more depth on topics such as power, meta-analysis, ethics, the literature review, questionnaire design, small sample research, and graphing techniques. Coverage of qualitative methods has been expanded to include more on software tools and IPA. The book offers a range of support focused on essential concepts, practicalities, and a new feature to highlight important research from the scientific literature. The examples have been increased and updated to help clarify concepts and further support the reader in developing both a conceptual and practical understanding of research and analysis. The book relates to the most recent version of PASW statistics (previously SPSS).
Author: Martin Dempster
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Your hands-on introduction to research methods in psychology Looking for an easily accessible overview of research methods in psychology? This is the book for you! Whether you need to get ahead in class, you're pressed for time, or you just want a take on a topic that's not covered in your textbook, Research Methods in Psychology For Dummies has you covered. Written in plain English and packed with easy-to-follow instruction, this friendly guide takes the intimidation out of the subject and tackles the fundamentals of psychology research in a way that makes it approachable and comprehensible, no matter your background. Inside, you'll find expert coverage of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including surveys, case studies, laboratory observations, tests and experiments—and much more. Serves as an excellent supplement to course textbooks Provides a clear introduction to the scientific method Presents the methodologies and techniques used in psychology research Written by the authors of Psychology Statistics For Dummies If you're a first or second year psychology student and want to supplement your doorstop-sized psychology textbook—and boost your chances of scoring higher at exam time—this hands-on guide breaks down the subject into easily digestible bits and propels you towards success.
Psychologists use a variety of research methods and tools to learn about behavior and mental processes. The goal of this book is to introduce students to the “multimethod approach” to research in psychology, including observational, survey, and experimental methods. Students learn the strengths and weaknesses of each method, as well as ethical dilemmas when using them, so that they can become competent practitioners and thoughtful consumers of psychological research. Our approach is to engage students in the research process by describing contemporary research in psychology. Students learn about recent topics such as online dating and Facebook, cross-cultural observations of helping behavior, PTSD in orphaned chimpanzees, Medicaid and Medicare health outcomes, decision-making during Hurricane Katrina, clinical research and DSM-5, and much more. Each chapter's “stretching exercises,” “stat tips,” review questions, and challenge questions develop students' critical thinking about the psychological research that appears in scientific journals and in popular media. Together with the companion Online Learning Center for students, the 10th edition of Research Methods in Psychology provides a clearly written, compelling introduction to research methods in psychology
Author: R. A. McQueen
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 1999-01-01
This text follows the basic structure underlying any research project, starting with decisions about topic choice and progessing the competent handling of complex data, to using the SPSS statistical package. The emphasis is on understanding the concepts of any analysis undertaken, rather than knowing precisely how to do correct mathematical calculations. Features include: quotations from students reflecting their fears and concerns; illustrative boxes showing relevant examples; and a flowchart and navigation guide to individual chapter contents allowing students to access material easily at any point in the text.
Author: L. D. Sanders
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Discovering Research Methods in Psychology: A Student's Guide presents an accessible introduction to the research methodology techniques that underpin the field of psychology Offers a unique narrative approach to introducing the complexities of psychological research methods to first year students Introduces the reader to the three main types of research methods used in psychology ? observation, experimentation and survey methods Provides clear summaries of 21st-century published studies that reflect diversity and best illustrate issues in research methodology Includes an emphasis on topics of most interest to students, from those with a personal perspective such as romantic relationships, prejudice and career decisions, to clinical topics including eating disorders, heavy drinking and paranoia Features a comprehensive glossary of all research terminology used in the narrative
Takes readers through qualitative research from data collection to analysis, and dedicated sections offer guidance on ethics, quality and report writing. Methods are broken down to give step-by-step practical advice and guidance.
Author: Paul B. Baltes
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2014-01-02
What are the changes we see over the life-span? How can we explain them? And how do we account for individual differences? This volume continues to examine these questions and to report advances in empirical research within life-span development increasing its interdisciplinary nature. The relationships between individual development, social context, and historical change are salient issues discussed in this volume, as are nonnormative and atypical events contributing to life-span change.
Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Research Methods in Psychology has been substantially revised in its fourth edition. Continuing to offer enviable coverage of the research methods that psychology students at intermediate levels need to cover in their course, the textbook has now been broadened to cover the full suite of beginner level research methods too. The result is extensive coverage of psychological methods, both quantitative and qualitative, and a textbook that will serve students perfectly from day one in their course at university. Research Methods in Psychology in its fourth edition includes: * Extended statistical coverage, including new chapters on Descriptive Statistics, Inferential Statistics, ANOVA, Regression and Correlation, and Latent Variable Models * Further New Chapters on Content Analysis and Writing up your Research * New introductory sections placing each method in context and showing students how they relate to the bigger 'real world' picture. * Intuitive structure and visual layout makes the book easy to navigate so you can quickly find the content you need. This textbook is ideal for beginner and intermediate level psychological research methods students worldwide. Visit the Research Methods in Psychology companion website www.sagepub.co.uk/breakwell4e to take advantage of additional resources for students and lecturers.
Author: Beth Moring
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2014-06-10
This market-leading text emphasizes future consumers of psychological research, uses real-world examples drawn from popular media, and develops students’ critical-thinking skills as they become systematic interrogators of information in their everyday lives.
Comprehensive, engaging, and punctuated with humor, this undergraduate textbook provides an interesting introduction to research methodology. Psychology Research Methods allows students to become familiar with the material through examples of research relevant to their lives. The textbook covers every major research approach in psychology. Students will learn how to evaluate and conduct the different varieties of descriptive research and experimental research. They will learn all steps of the research process from developing a research idea to writing about and presenting what they did. Each chapter contains suggestions for journal article readings and activities relevant to the topics covered. The textbook also includes a chapter on how to conduct research online and an appendix with an annotated manuscript keyed to the current edition of the American Psychological Association Publication Manual.
Author: Chris Barker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-09-25
Fully updated to reflect the latest developments, the third edition of Research Methods In Clinical Psychology offers a comprehensive introduction to the various methods, approaches, and strategies for conducting research in the clinical psychology field. Represents the most accessible, user-friendly introduction to conducting and evaluating research for clinical psychologists and related professionals Ideal for students and practitioners who wish to conduct their own research or gain a better understanding of published research Addresses important issues such as philosophical underpinnings of various methodologies, along with socio-political issues that arise in clinical and community settings Step-by-step guidance through all phases of a clinical psychology research project—from initial concept and groundwork, through to measurement, design, analysis, and interpretation Updates to this edition include new or expanded coverage of such topics as systematic review and literature searching methods, modern psychometric methods, guidance on choosing between different qualitative approaches, and conducting psychological research via the Internet