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    DescriptionComprehensive, straightforward and clear, Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, 3rd edition is the essential student guide to understanding and undertaking quantitative and qualitative research in psychology. Updated throughout to include new topics such as the latest developments in online support for conducting research and data management, this new edition continues to provide a thorough, accessible and up to date coverage of the field. The book is supported by a companion website featuring a range of resources to help students check and further their understanding of the subject. Visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/howitt to find out more. "Howitt and Cramer’s Introduction to Research Methods (Third Edition) offers the clearest and most comprehensive coverage of research methods for first year psychology students on the market. Indeed, it is a priceless source of advice and information on research design for students throughout their undergraduate career, and even into postgraduate study." Ronnie Wilson, University of Ulster


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    Title
    Introduction to Research Methods
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dennis Howitt, By (author) Duncan Cramer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 472
    Width: 194 mm
    Height: 264 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 998 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780273726074
    ISBN 10: 0273726072
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.2T
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 670
    BIC subject category V2: JMBT
    DC22: 150.72
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY030000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BF76.5 .H695 2011
    Thema V1.0: JMBT
    Edition
    3
    Edition statement
    3rd edition
    Publisher
    Pearson Education Limited
    Imprint name
    Prentice-Hall
    Publication date
    13 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Harlow
    Table of contents
    Contents Preface Part 1 The basics of research 1) The role of research in psychology 2) Aims and hypotheses in research 3) Variables, concepts and measures 4) The problems of generalisation: Chance findings and sample size 5) Research reports: The total picture 6) Examples of how to write research reports 7) The literature search 8) Ethics in research Part 2 Quantitative research methods 9) The basic laboratory experiment 10) Advanced experimental design 11) Cross sectional or correlational research: Non-manipulation studies 12) Longitudinal studies 13) Sampling and population surveys Part 3 Fundamentals of testing and measurement 14) Psychological tests: Their use and construction 15) Reliability and validity: Evaluating the value of tests and measures 16) Coding data Part 4 Qualitative research methods 17) Why qualitative research? 18) Qualitative data collection 19) Transcribing language data: The Jefferson system 20) Data analysis: Grounded theory 21) Thematic Analysis 22) Discourse Analysis 23) Conversation analysis 24) Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) 25) Evaluating qualitative research Part 5 Research for projects, dissertations and theses 26) Developing ideas for research References Index