Carrying out Investigations in Psychology: Methods and Statistics
April 1995, Wiley-Blackwell
2. Ethical issues.
3. Quantitative approaches: the experiment.
4. Quantitative approaches: beyond the experiment.
5. Quantitative approaches.
6. Psychological techniques: measuring performance.
7. Psychological techniques: psychometric tests.
8. Psychological techniques: self-report measures.
9. Psychological techniques: 'natural behaviour' measures.
10. Planning the investigation.
11. Quantitative data analysis.
12. Data from qualitative research.
13. Using computers.
14. Producing the report.
15. Presenting the quantitative results.
- This is a complete text combining practical data collection, research and statistical analysis, plus how to write up reports.
- Both qualitative and quantitative approaches are discussed in-depth. This is an essential all-in-one text for students undertaking practical courses in psychology.
- Suitable for AS/A2 psychology and undergraduates.
The nature of scientific enquiry is explained clearly, together with ethical issues. A range of quantitative approaches (beyond the traditional experiment) and qualitative approaches (e.g. discourse analysis) are discussed and stages of research from planning to reporting are all covered to A-level standard and beyond. Overall, an excellent text for the eclectic researcher.'
Association of Teachers in Psychology (ATP).