Research Methods in Psychology eBook, 6th Edition

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Research Methods in Psychology eBook, 6th Edition

By Dennis Howitt, Dennis Cramer
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Comprehensive, clear, and practical, Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology 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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User-friendly boxed features and illustrations across the book help to bring the subject to life. These include:
  • ‘Research Examples’ at the end of every chapter put research methods in a real-world context.
  • ‘Key ideas’ are highlighted to help students grasp and revise the main topics and concepts.
  • ‘Talking Points’ address some of the controversial issues to critically engage students with the debates in the field.
  • ‘Practical advice’ boxes give handy hints and tips on how to carry out research in practice
  • Examples of published research with 'how to' advice and guidance on writing up reports, helps students to develop a practical, as well as theoretical, understanding.
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
  • Glossary