Research Methods in Psychology

Author: Beth Moring
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393936933
Release Date: 2014-06-10
Genre: Psychology

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.

Research Methods in Psychology

Author: Beth Morling
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393906108
Release Date: 2014-06-27
Genre: Psychology

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.

Research Methods in Psychology

Author: Beth Morling
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 0393936937
Release Date: 2014-06-10
Genre: Psychology

A text that will make your students care about research methods as much as you do. 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. Table of Contents: Ch. 1: Psychology Is a Way of Thinking Ch. 2: Sources of Information: Why Research Is Best and How to Find It Ch. 3: Three Claims, Four Validities: Interrogation Tools for Consumers of Research Ch. 4: Ethical Guidelines for Psychology Research Ch. 5: Identifying Good Measurement Ch. 6: Surveys and Observations: Describing What People Do Ch. 7: Sampling: Estimating the Frequency of Behaviors and Beliefs Ch. 8: Bivariate Correlational Research Ch. 9: Multivariate Correlational Research Ch. 10: Introduction to Simple Experiments Ch. 11: More on Experiments: Confounding and Obscuring Variables Ch. 12: Experiments with More Than One Independent Variable Ch. 13: Quasi-Experiments and Small-N Designs Ch. 14: Replicability, Generalization, and the Real World Statistics Review: Descriptive Statistics Statistics Review: Inferential Statistics Presenting Results: APA-Style Reports and Conference Posters Appendix A: Random Numbers and How to Use Them Appendix B: Statistical Tables

Research Methods in Psychology

Author: Gary Heiman
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0618170286
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Psychology

Research Methods focuses on decisions and conclusions, rather than rules and procedures, to help students develop the critical-thinking skills necessary for understanding and designing research. The text emphasizes the need to evaluate a design's strengths and weaknesses when selecting a method and interpreting results. The Second Edition includes a full chapter on ethics and places the statistics review after the introduction of basic design issues to focus on statistics as a set of tools for analyzing research results. A unique capstone chapter, Designing and Evaluating Research, walks students through four research studies, summarizes content, and suggests additional topics for research.

Research Methods in Psychology

Author: Paul G. Nestor
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483369150
Release Date: 2014-03-12
Genre: Social Science

The Second Edition of Paul G. Nestor and Russell K. Schutt’s successful and unique Research Methods in Psychology: Investigating Human Behavior draws from substantive research stories to illustrate how research is presented while systematically unifying the entire research process within a conceptual framework. This accessible text examines engaging research studies and examples, considering research ethics throughout. “This is a great text that emphasizes the important concepts within research methods. The resources are excellent; they incorporate up-to-date research and technology and introduce the student to empirical articles, and the information is presented in a way that challenges the student to apply the material.” —Maria Pacella, Kent State University “The text is comprehensive. It covers a wide variety of information without being overwhelming. This is a very good textbook for an introductory course in research methods. I like that its focus is on psychological research specifically.” —Angela M. Heads, Prairie View A&M University

Research Methods in Psychology

Author: David Elmes
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111350741
Release Date: 2011-03-17
Genre: Psychology

Using contemporary examples from primary sources, RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY, Ninth Edition, encourages students to become engaged in the basics of scientific investigation through an example-based approach. This text displays the authors’ commitment to ensuring that the student has a thorough understanding of the research process from the very beginning. Highly readable, it avoids the heavy statistical tone that some introductory students find difficult to understand. Rather, it is conceptually driven to offer students a big picture view of the experimental approach to research. Empirical examples and applications are consistently used throughout to foster critical-thinking skills. In many chapters, a unifying empirical example at the beginning of the chapter is cited throughout the chapter to help clarify terms or design problems. By presenting concepts with concrete examples, the text aids students in applying related ideas to their areas of research interest. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Research Methods in Practice

Author: Dahlia K. Remler
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483323589
Release Date: 2014-03-24
Genre: Social Science

The Second Edition of Research Methods in Practice: Strategies for Description and Causation sets an entirely new standard for presenting and learning research methods. The perspective gained from this text makes it a truly necessary tool for such applied disciplines as public affairs and administration, public policy, psychology, urban affairs, education, sociology, social work, business, public health, political science, economics, communications and criminal justice. Imbued with a deep commitment to make social and policy research methods accessible and meaningful, the Second Edition of Research Methods in Practice: Strategies for Description and Causation compels and inspires students to truly grasp the logic—and limits—of the latest research appearing in academic journals, government reports, and the media. Authors Dahlia K. Remler and Gregg G. Van Ryzin cover the most pertinent issues and methods, emphasizing the critical interpretation and practical application of research findings. Both causation and description—and the distinction between them—are emphasized and maintained thematically throughout the text. Concepts are taught through in-depth examples, such as “Fighting Malaria in Kenya,” “The U.S. Poverty Measure,” “The Fallout from Hurricane Katrina,” “Family Dinners and Teenage Substance Abuse,” and “The Effect of Poverty on Mental Health.” The realistic trade-offs, uncertainties, habits, and excitement of the research experience come through on every page. “This is the best text available for teaching students the fundamentals of research design and statistics, and for introducing them to the difficulties inherent in evaluation research and causal inference.” —Dave E. Marcotte, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

SPSS for Research Methods

Author: Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393938824
Release Date: 2014-12-15
Genre: Social Science

A new guide showing the best ways for students to analyze data and interpret results in SPSS.

Psychology of Emotion

Author: Paula M. Niedenthal
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781351995726
Release Date: 2017-04-20
Genre: Psychology

Since the turn of the twenty-first century, the psychology of emotion has grown to become its own field of study. Because the study of emotion draws inspiration from areas of science outside of psychology, including neuroscience, psychiatry, biology, genetics, computer science, zoology, and behavioral economics, the field is now often called emotion science or affective science. A subfield of affective science is affective neuroscience, the study of the emotional brain. This revised second edition of Psychology of Emotion reviews both theory and methods in emotion science, discussing findings about the brain; the function, expression, and regulation of emotion; similarities and differences due to gender and culture; the relationship between emotion and cognition; and emotion processes in groups. Comprehensive in its scope yet eminently readable, Psychology of Emotion serves as an ideal introduction for undergraduate students to the scientific study of emotion. It features effective learning devices such as bolded key terms, developmental details boxes, learning links, tables, graphs, and illustrations. In addition, a robust companion website offers instructor resources.

The Psychology of Diversity

Author: James M. Jones
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118588147
Release Date: 2013-07-15
Genre: Psychology

The Psychology of Diversity presents a captivating social-psychological study of diversity, the obstacles confronting it, and the benefits it provides. Goes beyond prejudice and discrimination to discuss the personal and social implications of diversity for both majority and minority group members Considers how historical, political, economic, and societal factors shape the way people think about and respond to diversity Explains why discrimination leads to bias at all levels in society – interpersonal, institutional, cultural, and social Describes proven techniques for improving intergroup relations Examines the brain's impact on bias in clear terms for students with little or no background in neuroscience Includes helpful study tools throughout the text as well as an online instructor’s manual

Research Methods In Psychology

Author: John Shaughnessy
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780078135651
Release Date: 2014-02-17
Genre: Psychology

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

Effective Writing in Psychology

Author: Bernard C. Beins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118242223
Release Date: 2012-03-22
Genre: Psychology

The second edition of Effective Writing in Psychology helps users produce crisp scientific communication, form concise unambiguous arguments, and render technical information clear and comprehensible. The new edition incorporates the latest guidelines contained within the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual. Clear guidelines on effective writing illustrate how to generate strong and compelling prose, even when the writing is not aimed at a research audience Incorporates changes to the guidelines contained in the 6th edition of the APA publication manual Includes material on how to adapt APA style for poster presentations using PowerPoint, and for oral presentations Contains a new section on using the Internet to present research papers and a new chapter on conducting a literature search, to guide students through databases, keywords, sources, and connections between articles Highlights methods for selecting a research topic and organizing papers Features a sample manuscript showing common deviations from correct APA style and a version demonstrating appropriate use of APA style

Research Methods in Psychology

Author: Glynis M Breakwell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446223802
Release Date: 2006-05-18
Genre: Psychology

This Third Edition of this bestselling text retains its status as one of the most accessible, practically useful and theoretically rigorous textbooks on the market today, and has been developed even further to help students get the most from their studies. The textbook is now oriented around three parts focusing on the major processed in conducting research-from formulating research questions, designing research activity, data gathering, and analysis. A rich diversity of methods is now covered, and the book offers extended coverage of qualitative methods-now fundamental in psychological methods courses.

Methodological Thinking

Author: Donileen R. Loseke
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506304724
Release Date: 2016-01-29
Genre: Social Science

Focused on the underlying logic behind social research, Methodological Thinking: Basic Principles of Social Research Design by Donileen R. Loseke encourages readers to understand research methods as a way of thinking. The book provides a concise overview of the basic principles of social research, including the characteristics of research questions, the importance of literature reviews, variations in data generation techniques, and sampling. The Second Edition includes a revised chapter on research foundations, with focus on the philosophy of science and ethics; an emphasis on critical thinking; additional attention to evaluating research; and a new selection of briefer, multidisciplinary journal articles designed to be accessible to a wide variety of readers.

Writing with Style APA Style Made Easy

Author: Lenore T. Szuchman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285500225
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Education

This accessible and invaluable workbook-style reference guide will help you smoothly make the transition from writing for composition classes to writing for psychology classes. In WRITING WITH STYLE, Sixth Edition, author Lenore T. Szuchman quickly and succinctly provides the basics of style presented by the Sixth Edition of the APA's PUBLICATION MANUAL. Dr. Szuchman's years of experience teaching writing-intensive courses give her an inside track on the trouble spots students often encounter when writing papers and dealing with APA style. In this book, you'll learn how to avoid common errors and use the APA style with confidence. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.