ISBN 9781412960496,Research Methods In Psychology: Investigating Human Behavior

Research Methods In Psychology: Investigating Human Behavior



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9781412960496

ISBN-10 1412960495


Number of Pages 528 Pages
Language (English)

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Using Substantive Research Stories To Illustrate The Presentation Of Research Methods In Each Chapter, This Textbook Presents Systematically The Entire Research Process And Its Major Variants Within A Unifying Conceptual Framework. It Is Written In A Style That Is Clear And Appealing To Students While Also Maintaining The Highest Expectations About What They Should Learn.
Key Features:

- With The Scientific Method At Its Core, Students Learn How To Both Design And Critique Research

- Includes A Full Chapter On Ethics Alongside End-Of-Chapter 'Ethics In Action' Exercises Throughout The Book

- Each Chapter Has An Interesting Overarching Thematic Issue Or Topic, Illustrated By Real Data, Which Teaches Students The Concepts And Methods In An Applied Fashion

- 'Research In The News'. Each Section Summarizes A Science Story That Attests To The Relevance Of Research Methods

- An Extensive Ancillary Package With Interactive Exercises Tied To Research Articles, Video Clips, And Learning Activities Is Included On The Companion Study Site

- Experiential, Hands-On, Roll-Up-The-Sleeves Approach To Learning: Elegant But Simple Experiments Are Presented That Can Be Customised For Both In-Class Exercises And Research Projects

- Helps Students Learn The Difference Between Peer-Reviewed Scientific Articles And Journalistic Pieces

- Cultural And Developmental Perspectives, Illuminating How Culture Shapes Our Thinking And Our Thinking Shapes Culture, Are Included Throughout

- Statistical Reasoning Elements Introduced In Each Chapter, Culminating In Chapter 10, Which Is Exclusively Devoted To Data Analyses