Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

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By (author) Dennis Howitt, By (author) Duncan Cramer

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  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 244mm x 24mm | 880g
  • Publication date: 6 December 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River
  • ISBN 10: 013205163X
  • ISBN 13: 9780132051637
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 388,672

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Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, second edition, provides clear, comprehensive and innovative coverage of quantitative and qualitative research methods for psychology students throughout their studies. In this essential text for psychology students, the research process is broken down into manageable steps to equip students with the skills to ask intelligent research questions, carry out a literature review, choose an appropriate research design, carry out data collection and write up their findings. Throughout the book research examples are discussed which offer an insight into how research advances our understanding in areas such as forensic, social, educational, and abnormal psychology.

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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