Introduction to Research Methods

Introduction to Research Methods

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Comprehensive, 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 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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  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 194 x 264 x 28mm | 997.9g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0273726072
  • 9780273726074
  • 269,601

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 measures4) The problems of generalisation: Chance findings and sample size5) Research reports: The total picture6) Examples of how to write research reports7) The literature search8) Ethics in research Part 2 Quantitative research methods 9) The basic laboratory experiment 10) Advanced experimental design11) Cross sectional or correlational research: Non-manipulation studies12) Longitudinal studies13) Sampling and population surveys Part 3 Fundamentals of testing and measurement 14) Psychological tests: Their use and construction15) Reliability and validity: Evaluating the value of tests and measures16) Coding data Part 4 Qualitative research methods17) Why qualitative research?18) Qualitative data collection19) Transcribing language data: The Jefferson system20) Data analysis: Grounded theory21) Thematic Analysis22) Discourse Analysis23) Conversation analysis24) Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA)25) Evaluating qualitative research Part 5 Research for projects, dissertations and theses 26) Developing ideas for research ReferencesIndex
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