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Books From The Catalog
Experimental Psychology by
Call Number: BF181 .M85 2012
Publication Date: 2011-04-14
Focusing on experimental methods, authors Anne Myers and Christine Hansen lead students step by step through the entire research process, from generating testable hypotheses to writing the research report. The major sections of the book parallel the major sections of a research report (Introduction, Method, Results, and Discussion), giving students the skills they'll need to design and conduct an experiment, analyze and interpret the research findings, and report those findings. Although the main focus is on experimentation, alternative approaches are discussed as important complements.
Running Behavioral Studies with Human Participants by
Call Number: BF181 .R86 2013
Publication Date: 2012-11-08
Running Behavioral Experiments With Human Participants: A Practical Guide, by Frank E. Ritter, Jong W. Kim, Jonathan H. Morgan, and Richard A. Carlson, provides a concrete, practical roadmap for the implementation of experiments and controlled observation using human participants. Ideal for those with little or no practical experience in research methodology, the text covers both conceptual and practical issues that are critical to implementing an experiment. The book is organized to follow a standard process in experiment-based research, covering such issues as potential ethical problems, risks to validity, experimental setup, running a study, and concluding a study.
The Process of Research in Psychology by
Call Number: BF76.5 .M376 2010
Publication Date: 2009-11-12
A student friendly, thoughtfully organized introduction to research in psychology Employing numerous examples and the pedagogical approach of spaced repetition, this introductory text provides a step-by-step explanation of how to design, conduct, and present a research study in psychology. Chronologically organized, this book mirrors the steps in the research process and creates logical scaffolding upon which students can build their knowledge. Key Features Chapter organization mirrors the steps in the research process in the first part of the book and then lays out the details of different types of research designs in the second half. This sequence reflects the logical, natural progression of the research process. The spaced repetition of concepts follows a proven memory/learning model that maximizes student retention. Examples and activities in each chapter come from a wide range of psychological settings, giving students a useful overview of real research. End-of-Chapter Quizzes allow students to assess their progress.Lab Manual The Lab Manual for Psychological Research by Dawn M. McBride and J. Cooper Cutting (available separately or bundled with the text) provides the perfect supplement for instructors who teach a lab component with their methods course or would simply like to provide their students with more guidance and practice in conducting their own research project.Ancillaries available at www.sagepub.com/mcbride Password-protected instructor resources include a test bank, PowerPoint slides, sample syllabi, answers/tips for the in-text questions, an answer key for the Lab Manual and class discussion topics and activities. An open-access student study site provides chapter summaries and objectives, E-flashcards, Web quizzes, SAGE journal articles, and additional Web resources.
Selecting the Right Analyses for Your Data by
Call Number: H62 .V6228 2014
Publication Date: 2014-07-02
What are the most effective methods to code and analyze data for a particular study? This thoughtful and engaging book reviews the selection criteria for coding and analyzing any set of data - whether qualitative, quantitative, mixed, or visual. The authors systematically explain when to use verbal, numerical, graphic, or combined codes, and when to use qualitative, quantitative, graphic, or mixed-methods modes of analysis. Chapters on each topic are organized so that researchers can read them sequentially or can easily "flip and find" answers to specific questions. Nontechnical discussions of cutting-edge approaches - illustrated with real-world examples - emphasize how to choose (rather than how to implement) the various analyses. The book shows how using the right analysis methods leads to more justifiable conclusions and more persuasive presentations of research results.Useful features for teaching or self-study: Chapter-opening preview boxes that highlight useful topics addressed. End-of-chapter summary tables recapping the 'dos and don'ts' and advantages and disadvantages of each analytic technique. Annotated suggestions for further reading and technical resources on each topic. See also Vogt et al.'s When to Use What Research Design, which addresses the design and sampling decisions that occur prior to data collection.
Designing and Reporting Experiments in Psychology by
Call Number: BF200 .H37 2008
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
This book will help undergraduate psychology students to write practical reports of experimental and other quantitative studies in psychology. It is designed to help with every stage of the report writing process including what to put in each section and recommendations for formatting and style. It also discusses how to design a study, including how to use and report relevant statistics. As such, the book acts both as an introduction and reference source to be used throughout an undergraduate course. Key features of the new edition include: New pedagogy. Website icons within the text reference an enhanced website, www.openup.co.uk/harris, and 'Common Mistake' icons highlight common errors students should avoid. Statistics icons make reference to two key statistics books* where students can find more detailed information. A further icon indicates the presence of relevant commentary at the end of the book for more advanced students Discussion of how to write up different forms of quantitative study and report relevant statistics Improved self-testing. There are diagnostic questions (with answers at the end of the book) as well as fifty self-assessment questions within the text to aid student learning. Chapters in part two contain a list of methodological and statistical concepts covered that will help students to consolidate their knowledge A completely revised section on how to find and cite references plus current information on how to cite electronic references, incorporating the new APA guidelines Advice on the ethics of conducting research on the Internet * The statistics books referenced are SPSS Survival Manual 3/e by Julie Pallant and Learning to Use Statistical Tests in Psychology 3/e by Judith Greene and Manuela d'Oliveira, both published by Open University Press. However, this book is designed for use with any statistics textbook.