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    DescriptionLearn how to design, execute, interpret, and report on simple psychology experiments! David W. Martin blends humor, clear instruction, and solid scholarship to make this concise text a perfect introduction to research methods in psychology. DOING PSYCHOLOGY EXPERIMENTS guides you through the experimentation process in a step-by-step manner. Martin emphasizes the decision-making aspects of research, as well as the logic behind research procedures. He also devotes two separate chapters to many of the ethical questions that confront new experimenters giving you a complete introduction to the psychology laboratory.


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    Title
    Doing Psychology Experiments
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David W. Martin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 488 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780495115779
    ISBN 10: 0495115770
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JNT
    Libri: I-T1
    B&T General Subject: 670
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: JMB
    BISAC V2.8: PSY030000
    DC21: 150.724
    B&T Approval Code: A11070000, A11160000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15330
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 150/.72/4
    LC classification: BF181 .M315 2008
    Thema V1.0: JMB
    Edition
    7, Revised
    Edition statement
    7th Revised edition
    Publisher
    Cengage Learning, Inc
    Imprint name
    Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
    Publication date
    05 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Belmont, CA
    Author Information
    David W. Martin is professor and head of the Department of Psychology at North Carolina State University. Previously he was professor and department head at New Mexico State University. He has a bachelor's degree from Hanover College, where he majored in psychology and physics. He also has a master's degree and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where he majored in engineering psychology. His teaching interests include experimental methods, introductory psychology, human performance, and attention. He has won teaching awards at both NC State and NMSU. Dr. Martin has published in a number of research journals in the areas of attention, decision making, and memory. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and Psychonomic Society. He has also served as president of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. In his leisure hours, Dr. Martin enjoys running, scuba diving, singing, and playing at the beach with his two young sons. For 12 years he raced dirt-track stockcars and was known as "Dangerous David, the Racing Professor".
    Review quote
    This is a very neat little book. It's as close to a page-turner as one can find in this area-it's clearly written by an experimenter who speaks from experience. I was very happy to have reviewed it and I would recommend it to anyone interested in solid, comprehensive psychological research. Daniel Cerutti, Duke University
    Table of contents
    1. How to Make Orderly Observations. 2. How to Do Experiments. 3. How to Get An Experimental Idea. 4. How to Be Fair with Participants. 5. How to be Fair with Science. 6. How to Find Out What Has Been Done. 7. How to Decide Which Variables to Manipulate and Measure. 8. How to Decide on a Between-Subjects Versus Within-Subject Design. 9. How to Plan Single-Variable, Multiple-Variable, and Converging Series Experiments. 10. How to Design Research that is not Experimental 11. How to Tell When You Are Ready to Begin. 12. How to Interpret Experimental Results. 13. How to Report Experimental Results. Appendix A: How to Do Basic Statistics. Appendix B: Statistical Tables. Appendix C: Table of Random Numbers.