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Research Methods in Psychology: A Handbook

Wendy A. Schweigert
Long Grove, Ill. : Waveland Press, c2012.
3rd ed
9781577667193 (pbk.), 1577667190 (pbk.)
"This handbook provides a brief but thorough introduction to the most commonly used research methods in psychology (as well as a number of related topics such as statistics, ethics, and literature searches). The book includes much of the same information presented in longer texts, but in a more succinct format. After reading each chapter on a methodology, a student will be able to identify significant advantages and disadvantages of each approach and be able to carry out a project using each method. The book has been written for students with no previous research background and at a level easily understandable by college sophomores."--
  • Introduction to the scientific method
  • Ethics in research
  • The research process
  • Research reports and literature searches
  • The role of statistics in research
  • Introduction to experimentation and the between-groups design
  • The within-subjects design
  • Quasi-experimental designs
  • Factorial designs and correlational studies
  • Using natural settings : observational studies and field experiments
  • Surveys and interviews
  • Single-subject designs
  • Physical trace and archival data studies : two nonreactive measurement techniques
  • Appendix A : basic statistical techniques
  • Appendix B : statistical tables
  • Appendix C : APA publication style.
xiii, 353 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-343) and index.
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