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    Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (Paperback) By (author) Dennis Howitt, By (author) Duncan Cramer


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    DescriptionIntroduction 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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    Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dennis Howitt, By (author) Duncan Cramer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 191 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 880 g
    ISBN 13: 9780132051637
    ISBN 10: 013205163X

    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: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 670
    DC22: 150.72
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JMB
    BISAC V2.8: PSY030000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BF76.5 .H695 2008
    Thema V1.0: JMB
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Pearson Education (US)
    Imprint name
    Prentice Hall
    Publication date
    06 December 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Upper Saddle River
    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