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Research In Psychology: Methods and Design, 7th Edition International Student Version

Research In Psychology: Methods and Design, 7th Edition International Student Version

ISBN: 978-1-118-64384-6

Mar 2013

528 pages


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An appealing, understandable, and valuable text, Research in Psychology, 7th edition, continues to offer its readers a clear, concise look at psychological science, experimental methods, and correlational research. This new edition also includes an added emphasis on research ethics; how the APA’s most recent code of ethics is applied to research, and the issue of scientific fraud. Rounded out with helpful learning aids, step-by-step instructions, and detailed examples of real research studies makes the material easy to read and student-friendly.

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Chapter 1: Scientific Thinking in Psychology 1

   Why Take This Course? 2

   Ways of Knowing 6

   Science as a Way of Knowing 10

   Psychological Science and Pseudoscience 18

   The Goals of Research in Psychology 22

   A Passion for Research in Psychology (Part I) 24

Chapter 2: Ethics in Psychological Research 33

   Developing the APA Code of Ethics 34

   Ethical Guidelines for Research with Humans 35

   Ethical Guidelines for Research with Animals 54

   Scientific Fraud 60

   Ethics Codes outside the United States 62

Chapter 3: Developing Ideas for Research in Psychology 69

   Varieties of Psychological Research 70

   Asking Empirical Questions 77

   Developing Research from Observations of Behavior and Serendipity 79

   Developing Research from Theory 81

   Developing Research from Other Research 89

   Creative Thinking in Science 94

   Reviewing the Literature 96

Chapter 4: Measurement and Data Analysis 105

   What to Measure—Varieties of Behavior 106

   Evaluating Measures 110

   Scales of Measurement 115

   Statistical Analysis 118

Chapter 5: Introduction to Experimental Research 141

   Essential Features of Experimental Research 142

   Manipulated Versus Subject Variables 149

   The Validity of Experimental Research 154

   Threats to Internal Validity 161

Chapter 6: Methodological Control in Experimental Research 173

   Between-Subjects Designs 174

   Creating Equivalent Groups 175

   Within-Subjects Designs 181

   Controlling Order Effects 184

   Methodological Control in Developmental Research 190

   Controlling for the Effects of Bias 192

Chapter 7: Experimental Design I: Single-Factor Designs 205

   Single Factor—Two Levels 206

   Single Factor—More Than Two Levels 215

   Special-Purpose Control Group Designs 227

Chapter 8: Experimental Design II: Factorial Designs 239

   Essentials of Factorial Designs 240

   Outcomes—Main Effects and Interactions 241

   Varieties of Factorial Designs 256

Chapter 9: Correlational Research 279

   Correlation and Regression: The Basics 280

   Interpreting Correlations 291

   Using Correlations 297

   Multivariate Analysis 304

Chapter 10: Quasi-Experimental Designs and Applied Research 311

   Beyond the Laboratory 312

   Quasi-Experimental Designs 317

   Program Evaluation 336

Chapter 11: Small N Designs 347

   Research in Psychology Began with Small N 348

   Reasons for Small N Designs 351

   Small N Designs in Applied Behavior Analysis 360

   Case Study Designs 373

   Evaluating Case Studies 375

Chapter 12: Observational and Survey Research Methods 381

   Observational Research 382

   Survey Research 392

Epilogue 417

   What I Learned in My Research Methods Course 417

   A Passion for Research in Psychology (Part II) 419

Appendix A: Communicating the Results of Research in Psychology 421

Appendix B: The Ethics Code of the American Psychological Association 443

Appendix C: Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Applications Exercises 447

Glossary 467

References 477

Name Index 491

Subject Index 499

  • Research examples range from contemporary research to classic studies in order to illustrate various methodological points and enhance critical thinking.
  • Early coverage of experiments: The text gets to experiments as quickly as possible, and covers non-experimental research after experiments.
  • Engaging historical material: Origins boxes show how different research methods and concepts have evolved.
  • Extensive student review and application exercises: These provide opportunities for isntructors to engage their students in active learning.
  • Self Tests are found throughout the chapters to give students the change to test their knowledge.