Research Methods in Psychology

Research Methods in Psychology

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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Research Methods in Psychology has been substantially revised in its fourth edition. Continuing to offer enviable coverage of the research methods that psychology students at intermediate levels need to cover in their course, the textbook has now been broadened to cover the full suite of beginner level research methods too. The result is extensive coverage of psychological methods, both quantitative and qualitative, and a textbook that will serve students perfectly from day one in their course at university. Research Methods in Psychology in its fourth edition includes: * Extended statistical coverage, including new chapters on Descriptive Statistics, Inferential Statistics, ANOVA, Regression and Correlation, and Latent Variable Models * Further New Chapters on Content Analysis and Writing up your Research * New introductory sections placing each method in context and showing students how they relate to the bigger 'real world' picture. * Intuitive structure and visual layout makes the book easy to navigate so you can quickly find the content you need.This textbook is ideal for beginner and intermediate level psychological research methods students worldwide. Visit the Research Methods in Psychology companion website to take advantage of additional resources for students and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 616 pages
  • 188 x 232 x 26mm | 1,079.54g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • colour tables, figures
  • 0857022644
  • 9780857022646
  • 191,731

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I like the way that different authors have contributed to the textbook. I think it is presented coherently and benefits from having each chapter written by an expert in that field Dr James Smith-Spark Department of Psychology, London South Bank University This book provides an excellent introduction to both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and also includes informative overviews of the many analyses and statistical procedures that are typically taught at undergraduate level. The text manages to be both comprehensive and accessible, with useful exercises to challenge and test the reader's knowledge. This book is very enlightening for both students and tutors alike Dr Paul Richardson Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University Excellent coverage! Students prefer it because they only need the one book. Covers all they need really Dr Maria Kontogianni Nottingham Trent University, School of Education This 4th edition of Breakwell's Research Methods in Psychology is truly exceptional. Broad coverage of diverse methods with down-to-earth, jargon-free explanations that make clear not only the how but also the why of research methods. Students will come away with deeper appreciation of the thoroughness and value of scientific research in Psychology. One of the most accessible and comprehensive textbooks of its kind, this book is likely to engage the budding scientist in most students Dr Harry Reis Professor of Psychology, Department of Clinical & Social Psychology, University of Rochestershow more

Table of contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION Research Questions and Planning Research - Glynis M. Breakwell, Daniel B. Wright and Jonathan A. Smith PART TWO: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH: DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS Introduction to Quantitative Research - Chris Fife Schaw Experimental Method - Graham Hole Quasi-Experimental Design - Chris Fife-Schaw Surveys and Sampling - Patrick Sturgis Questionnaire Design - Chris Fife-Schaw Psychometrics - John Rust Descriptive Statistics - Marianna E. Carlucci and Daniel B. Wright Graphical and Numerical Methods Inferential Statistics - Marianna E. Carlucci and Daniel B. Wright Factorial ANOVA - Katherine McGuire and Kamala London Correlation and Regression - Jeremy Miles Exploratory Factor Analysis - Daniel B. Wright and Daniella K. Villalba PART THREE: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH: DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS Introduction to Qualitative Methods - Virginia Eatough Observational Methods - Rudi Dallos Interviewing - Glynis M. Breakwell Diary and Narrative Methods - Glynis M. Breakwell Focus Groups - Lynne Millward Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis - Jonathan A. Smith and Virginia Eatough Grounded Theory - Karen Henwood and Nick Pidgeon Discourse Analysis - Adrian Coyle Content Analysis - Glynis M. Breakwell PART FOUR: WRITING UP YOUR RESEARCH What if Victor Had Used the APA Manual to Write up His Research? - Daniel B. Wright, Jonathan A. Smith and Glynis M. Breakwellshow more

About Jonathan A. Smith

Dame Glynis M. Breakwell has been a Professor of Psychology for over 20 years and is currently the Vice Chancellor of the University of Bath. Her research focuses upon identity process theory and social representations, leadership in complex organisations, and the psychology of risk management, perception and communication. She has published more than 20 books, several of which are on research methods. She is an adviser to government and private sector companies on the use of psychological methods and theories. Jonathan A. Smith is Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck University of London, UK where he leads the interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) research group. He has written many articles applying IPA to a range of areas in health, clinical and social psychology. He is co- author (with Paul Flowers and Michael Larkin) of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Theory, Method and Research (Sage, 2009). He also has a wider interest in qualitative psychology generally and has co-edited a number of books in the area. Daniel B Wright is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bristolshow more

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