Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

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The second edition of Haslam and McGarty's best-selling textbook, Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology, provides students with a highly readable and comprehensive introduction to conducting research in psychology. The book guides readers through the range of choices involved in design, analysis, and presentation and is supplemented by a range of practical learning features both inside the book and online. These draw on the authors' extensive experience as frontline researchers, and provide step-by-step guides to quantitative and qualitative methods and analyses. Written in an accessible and engaging style, this text encourages deep engagement with its subject matter and is designed to inspire students to feel passionate for the research process as a whole.

This second edition offers:

A comprehensive guide to the process of conducting psychological research from the ground up - covering multiple methodologies, experimental and survey design, data analysis, ethics, and report writing
An extensive range of quantitative methods together with detailed step-by-step guides to running analyses using SPSS
Extended coverage of qualitative methods
`Research Bites' in every chapter: thought-provoking examples of issues raised by contemporary society and research
An extensive range of additional learning aids in the textbook to help reinforce learning and revision
A host of on-line resources for instructors and students available on publication at

Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 33.02mm | 1,100g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1446255964
  • 9781446255964

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Research in Psychology: Objectives and Ideals
Chapter 3: Research Methods
Chapter 4: Experimental Design
Chapter 5: Survey Design
Chapter 6: Descriptive Statistics
Chapter 7: Some Principles of Statistical Inference
Chapter 8: Examining Differences between Means: The t-test
Chapter 9: Examining Relationships between Variables: Correlation
Chapter 10: Comparing Two or More Means by Analysing Variances: ANOVA
Chapter 11: Analysing other Forms of Data: Chi-square and Distribution-free Tests
Chapter 12: Classical Qualitative Methods
Chapter 13: Contextual Qualitative Methods
Chapter 14: Research Ethics
Chapter 15: Conclusion: Managing Uncertainty in Psychological Research
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'Balanced, engaging, suitable for beginners. This textbook makes research methods interesting and relevant -- a must read for students who are terrified of research.' -- Dr. Emee Vida Estacio 'Haslam and McGarty go the extra mile in this unique and excellent title, covering both quantitative and qualitative methods. The text does a superb job of justifying the necessity for research methods and statistics, before gradually building to comprehensively cover more complex material. Analyses are dealt with in an easy to comprehend, engaging and lively manner. A must have title for those studying and teaching research methods and statistics.' -- Dr. Russell Hutter
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About S. Alexander Haslam

S. Alexander Haslam is a professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland, Australia.

In May 2017, Alexander was awarded the British Psychological Society's Presidents' Award.

Interview: Alex Haslam on Teams and Trump Craig McGarty, School of Social Sciences and Psychology Western Sydney University. Craig McGarty is a social and political psychologist whose main work is on intergroup relations especially social identity, collective action, group-based emotions and stereotype formation. He worked for 16 years at ANU where he was Head of the School of Psychology before moving to Murdoch University in 2007 to become Director of the Centre for Social and Community Research and then to become Director for the Social Research Institute. In 2014 he moved to Western Sydney University as Professor of Psychology serving as Head of the Psychology Discipline from 2015-2017.
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