Evaluating Research Methods in Psychology: A Case Study Approach
July 2005, ©2005, Wiley-Blackwell
A valuable guide to the processes and pitfalls involved in evaluating psychological research.
Presents over forty case studies of psychological research.
Invites students to consider whether the conclusion drawn at the end of each case is correct, or whether the results could have an alternative explanation.
Cross-referencing between sections is made easy by page references that link the case studies and explanations.
The cases reflect the range of research methods taught at undergraduate level and include qualitative research.
Gives students an understanding of methodological problems.
Helps students to appreciate the difficulties of designing psychological research.
Equips students to critically evaluate published research.