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Research Methods in Psychology Evaluating a World of Information, 2nd Edition

Research Methods in Psychology Evaluating a World of Information, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-393-93693-3

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256 pages

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A text that will make your students care about research methods as much as you do.

This market-leading text emphasizes future consumers of psychological research, uses real-world examples drawn from popular media, and develops students’ critical-thinking skills as they become systematic interrogators of information in their everyday lives.

Table of Contents:

Ch. 1: Psychology Is a Way of Thinking

Ch. 2: Sources of Information: Why Research Is Best and How to Find It

Ch. 3: Three Claims, Four Validities: Interrogation Tools for Consumers of Research

Ch. 4: Ethical Guidelines for Psychology Research

Ch. 5: Identifying Good Measurement

Ch. 6: Surveys and Observations: Describing What People Do

Ch. 7: Sampling: Estimating the Frequency of Behaviors and Beliefs

Ch. 8: Bivariate Correlational Research

Ch. 9: Multivariate Correlational Research

Ch. 10: Introduction to Simple Experiments

Ch. 11: More on Experiments: Confounding and Obscuring Variables

Ch. 12: Experiments with More Than One Independent Variable

Ch. 13: Quasi-Experiments and Small-N Designs

Ch. 14: Replicability, Generalization, and the Real World

Statistics Review: Descriptive Statistics 

Statistics Review: Inferential Statistics 

Presenting Results: APA-Style Reports and Conference Posters

Appendix A: Random Numbers and How to Use Them 

Appendix B: Statistical Tables

Ch. 1: Psychology is a Way of Thinking

Ch. 2: Sources of Information: Why Research Is Best and How to Find It

Ch. 3: Three Claims, Four Validities: Interrogation Tools for Consumers of Research

Ch. 4: Ethical Guidelines for Psychology Research

Ch. 5: Identifying Good Measurement

Ch. 6: Surveys and Observations: Describing What People Do

Ch. 7: Sampling: Estimating the Frequency of Behaviors and Beliefs

Ch. 8: Bivariate Correlational Research

Ch. 9: Multivariate Correlational Research

Ch. 10: Introduction to Simple Experiments

Ch. 11: More on Experiments: Confounding and Obscuring Variables

Ch. 12: Experiments with More than One Independent Variable

Ch. 13: Quasi-Experiments and Small-N Designs

Ch. 14: Replicability, Generalization, And The ""Real World""

Statistics Review: Descriptive Statistics  

Statistics Review: Inferential Statistics  

Presenting Results: APA-Style Research Reports and Poster Presentations

Appendix A: Random Numbers and How to Use Them  

Appendix B: Statistical Tables 

A CONSISTENT, EVALUATIVE FRAMEWORK

To help students navigate the often overwhelming research methods course, Chapter 3 presents a “Three Claims, Four Validities” framework with guidelines for systematically classifying and evaluating different types of research claims.  

CLEAR LEARNING GOALS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SELF-ASSESSMENT

Each chapter is framed by “A Year from Now” learning objectives, “Check Your Understanding” questions, and “Learning Actively” problems that aid students in identifying the most important concepts. New marginal icons strengthen the link between the narrative and the Everyday Research Methods blog. The self-assessment tools offered in the Norton Coursepack include quizzes and flashcards.  

REAL-WORLD HEADLINES, STUDIES, AND STORIES

An engaging, conversational tone presents accessible examples from popular media and conveys both the importance and the controversy of classic and contemporary research.  

EVERYDAY RESEARCH METHODS BLOG

The real-world headlines, studies, and stories that are a hallmark of the textbook are also the centerpiece of the Everyday Research Methods blog written by author Beth Morling. Each entry is tagged with a Learning Objective from the text and contains critical-thinking and discussion questions. New tab outlines how to use examples from the blog in class.