Research Methods in Psychology

Research Methods in Psychology

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Comprehensive, clear, and practical, Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, sixth edition is the essential student guide to understanding and undertaking quantitative and qualitative research in psychology. Revised throughout, this new edition includes a new chapter on 'Managing your research project'. This is the ideal guide for students just beginning and those moving on to more advanced research methods projects in psychology.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 600 pages
  • 200 x 260 x 30mm | 1,260g
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 6th New edition
  • 1292276703
  • 9781292276700
  • 1,829,470

Table of contents




Part 1 Basics of research

1 Role of research in psychology

2 Aims and hypotheses in research

3 Variables, concepts and measures

4 Problems of generalisation and decision-making in research: Chance findings

and sample size

5 Research reports: The total picture

6 Improving your quantitative write-up

7 Literature search

8 Ethics and data management in research

Part 2 Quantitative research methods

9 Basic laboratory experiments

10 Advanced experimental designs

11 Cross-sectional or correlational research: Non-manipulation studies

12 Longitudinal studies

13 Sampling and population surveys

14 Data analysis issues and scientific progress

Part 3 Fundamentals of testing and measurement

15 Psychological tests: Their use and construction

16 Reliability and validity: Evaluating the value of tests and measures

17 Coding data

Part 4 Qualitative research methods

18 Why qualitative research?

19 Qualitative data collection

20 Transcribing language data: Jefferson system

21 Thematic analysis

22 Grounded theory

23 Discourse analysis

24 Conversation analysis

25 Interpretative phenomenological analysis

26 Evaluating qualitative research

27 Improving your qualitative write-up

Part 5 Research for projects, dissertations and theses

28 Developing ideas for research

29 Managing your research project



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About Dennis Howitt

Dennis Howitt and Duncan Cramer are with Loughborough University.
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