ISBN 9780071074285,Designing And Reporting Experiments In Psychology

Designing And Reporting Experiments In Psychology



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780071074285

ISBN-10 0071074287


Edition 3rd
Number of Pages 416 Pages
Language (English)


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. TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface To students How to use this book To tutors Part 1: Writing reports 1 Getting started 2 The INTRODUCTION Section 3 The METHOD Section 4 The RESULTS Section 5 The DISCUSSION Section 6 The TITLE and ABSTRACT 7 REFERENCES and APPENDICES 8 Producing the final version of the report Check list for report writing What the marker's looking for Mistakes to avoid Part 2: Design and statistics 9 Experiments, correlation and description 10 Basic experimental design 11 Statistics: significance testing 12 Statistics: effect size and power 13 More advanced experimental design Commentary Recommended reading Appendix 1 Confusing predictions from the null hypothesis with those from the experimental hypothesis Appendix 2 Randomizing Appendix 3 How to use tables of critical values of inferential statistics Answers to SAQs Answers to diagnostic questions References Index of Concepts