Research Methods in Psychology (häftad)
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Research Methods in Psychology (häftad)

Research Methods in Psychology

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Research Methods in Psychology has been substantially revised in its fourth edition. Continuing to offer enviable coverage of the research methods that psychology students at intermediate levels need to cover in their course, the textbook has now been broadened to cover the full suite of beginner level research methods too. The result is extensive coverage of psychological methods, both quantitative and qualitative, and a textbook that will serve students perfectly from day one in their course at university.

Research Methods in Psychology in its fourth edition includes:  

? Extended statistical coverage, including new chapters on Descriptive Statistics, Inferential Statistics, ANOVA, Regression and Correlation, and Latent Variable Models

? Further New Chapters on Content Analysis and Writing up your Research

? New introductory sections placing each method in context and showing students how they relate to the bigger 'real world' picture.

? Intuitive structure and visual layout makes the book easy to navigate so you can quickly find the content you need.

This textbook is ideal for beginner and intermediate level psychological research methods students worldwide.

Visit the Research Methods in Psychology companion website to take advantage of additional resources for students and lecturers.

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I like the way that different authors have contributed to the textbook. I think it is presented coherently and benefits from having each chapter written by an expert in that field
Dr James Smith-Spark
Department of Psychology, London South Bank Universit

This book provides an excellent introduction to both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and also includes informative overviews of the many analyses and statistical procedures that are typically taught at undergraduate level. The text manages to be both comprehensive and accessible, with useful exercises to challenge and test the reader's knowledge. This book is very enlightening for both students and tutors alike
Dr Paul Richardson
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Sheffield Hallam Universit

Excellent coverage! Students prefer it because they only need the one book. Covers all they need really
Dr Maria Kontogianni
Nottingham Trent University, School of Education

This 4th edition of Breakwell's Research Methods in Psychology is truly exceptional. Broad coverage of diverse methods with down-to-earth, jargon-free explanations that make clear not only the how but also the why of research methods. Students will come away with deeper appreciation of the thoroughness and value of scientific research in Psychology. One of the most accessible and comprehensive textbooks of its kind, this book is likely to engage the budding scientist in most students
Dr Harry Reis
Professor of Psychology, Department of Clinical & Social Psychology, University of Rochester

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Dame Glynis M. Breakwell is Professor Emeritus at the University of Bath in the Department of Psychology and Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London, in the Institute of Global Health Innovation. Her research focuses upon identity process theory and social representations, leadership in complex organisations, and the psychology of risk management, perception and communication. She has published more than 20 books, several of which are on research methods. She is an adviser to both public and private sector organisations on the use of psychological methods and theories.

Jonathan A. Smith is Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck University of London, UK where he leads the interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) research group. He has written many articles applying IPA to a range of areas in health, clinical and social psychology. He is co- author (with Paul Flowers and Michael Larkin) of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Theory, Method and Research (Sage, 2009). He also has a wider interest in qualitative psychology generally and has co-edited a number of books in the area.

Daniel B. Wright is the Dunn Family Foundation Endowed Chair and Professor of Educational Assessment, in the Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His interests are in methodology and applied cognitive science.


Part I: Introduction 1. Research questions, design & choice of methodology Part II: Quantitative Research: Data Collection and Analysis 2. Introduction to quantitative research 3. Experimental Method 4. Quasi-Experimental Designs 5. Sampling Questionnaires 6. Psychometric Tests 7. Descriptive Statistics 8. Inferential Statistics 9. ANOVA 10. Regression and correlation 11. Latent variable models Part III: Qualitative Research: Data Collection and Analysis 12. Introduction to qualitative research 13. Observation 14. Interviewing 15. Diary and Narrative Methods 16. Focus Groups 17. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis 18. Grounded Theory 19. Discourse Analysis 20. Content analysis: quantifying qualitative data Part IV: Writing up your Research 21. Report Writing