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Research In Psychology: Methods and Design, 7th Edition

Research In Psychology: Methods and Design, 7th Edition

C. James Goodwin, Kerri A. Goodwin

ISBN: 978-1-118-54722-9

Nov 2012

560 pages


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An appealing, understandable, and valuable text, Research in Psychology: Methods and Design, 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.

Related Resources

Chapter 1: Scientific Thinking in Psychology

Chapter 2: Ethics in Psychological Research

Chapter 3: Developing Ideas for Research in Psychology

Chapter 4: Measurement and Data Analysis

Chapter 5: Introduction to Experimental Research

Chapter 6: Methodological Control in Experimental Research

Chapter 7: Experimental Design I: Single-Factor Designs

Chapter 8: Experimental Design II: Factorial Designs

Chapter 9: Correlational Research

Chapter 10: Quasi-Experimental Designs and Applied Research

Chapter 11: Small N Designs

Chapter 12: Observational and Survey Research Methods

  • 12 new research examples are included in this edition.



  • 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 applications exercises: These provide opportunities for instructors to engage their students in active learning.
  • Self Tests are found throughout the chapters to give students the chance to test their knowledge.