Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

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'The strength of this book is in the determined approach it takes to helping the reader learn the subject matter by the inclusion of explanations of key terms and exercises. If coupled with tutorial support, this will encourage students to work harder at the subject matter - always a challenge in what many students perceive as the least accessible and interesting part of psychology. It is well worth considering as a core methods text for undergraduates or for masters students new to psychology'- John Hegarty, "Times Higher Educational Supplement", Textbook Guide."Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology" is an accessible introduction to the principal research methods and statistical procedures that underpin psychological research. With a broad range of support materials and features it is the ideal textbook to accompany both a first and second year course. This book features an accompanying website - an interactive resource for both teachers and students including powerpoint slides of lecture notes, self-test multiple choice questions and answers for students as well as other on-line features.It includes coverage of the full research process in psychology from the ground up, addressing issues to do with research goals, problem definition and hypothesis, methodological choices and strategy and ethical controversies.
It provides complete coverage of the key quantitative and qualitative methods now recognised in psychology. It also features a host of textbook which features including checklists of research evaluation and improvement, discussion questions and exercises; and annotated further reading at the end of every chapter. It includes appendices in the back of the textbook in conjunction with the accompanying website.It is a step-by-step guide to performing key statistical tests and a guide to writing up experiments and reports in psychology. "Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology" is a comprehensive and student-friendly introductory textbook that deals with psychological research issues in depth, but which places an emphasis on the conceptual and practical skills necessary to become a good researcher.
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  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 32mm | 930g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0761942939
  • 9780761942931
  • 304,115

Table of contents

Introduction Research in Psychology Objectives and Ideals Research Methods Experimental Design Survey Design Descriptive Statistics Some Principles of Statistical Inference Examining Differences between Means The t-test Examining Relationships between Variables Correlation Comparing Two or More Means by Analyzing Variances ANOVA Analyzing other Forms of Data Chi-Square and Distribution-Free Tests Qualitative Methods Research Ethics Conclusion Managing Uncertainty in Psychological Research
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'The strength of this book is in the determined approach it takes to helping the reader learn the subject matter by the inclusion of explanations of key terms and exercises. If coupled with tutorial support, this will encourage students to work harder at the subject matter - always a challenge in what many students perceive as the least accessible and interesting part of psychology. It is well worth considering as a core methods text for undergraduates or for masters students new to psychology' - John Hegarty, THES 'The book is a textbook and, I would argue , a good textbook with all the things a textbook should have (sample questions, formative tests, glossary boxes, checklists)...Chapters in this book have to be absorbed whole and learned from (or possibly taught from). I would highly recommend this book on that basis' Colin Sinclair Psychology: Learning & Teaching
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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. Craig McGarty is a social psychologist whose main work is on intergroup relations especiallly 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. He moved back to Canberra in 2012 but continues to work 100% for Murdoch University.
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