Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology


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


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  • Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
  • Format: Paperback | 536 pages
  • Dimensions: 194mm x 262mm x 30mm | 1,134g
  • Publication date: 3 September 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0273775057
  • ISBN 13: 9780273775058
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 861,955

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Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, 4th edition is an essential introduction to research methods in psychology. With comprehensive coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods as well as the ethical and legal realities of carrying out research, this is the ideal guide for students just beginning and those moving on to more advanced projects.

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Table of contents

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 generalisationn and decision-making in research: 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 and data management 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 Thematic analysis 21 Grounded theory 22 Discourse analysis 23 Conversation analysis 24 Interpretative phenomenological analysis 25 Evaluating and writing up qualitative research Part 5 Research for projects, dissertations and theses 26 Developing ideas for research Glossary References Index