Research Methods in Psychology (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
576
Utgivningsdatum
2016-11-07
Upplaga
5
Förlag
Pearson
Medarbetare
Cramer, Duncan
Dimensioner
266 x 196 x 31 mm
Vikt
1020 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781292134277
Research Methods in Psychology (häftad)

Research Methods in Psychology

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Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, 5th edition is an essential introduction to research methods in psychology. With comprehensive coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods as well as the ethical and legal realities of carrying out research, this is the ideal guide for students just beginning and those moving on to more advanced projects.

  

 New to this Edition

   New chapter Data Analysis Issues and scientific progress explores complexities in research, discussing issues such as questionable research practices and replication studies.

   New chapter Improving a Qualitative Write Up offers advice on how to prepare a high quality qualitative research report and includes an illustrative example of how to write-up a qualitative study.

 

Key features:

   Research Examples at the end of every chapter put research methods in a real-world context.

   Key ideas are highlighted to help students grasp and revise the main topics and concepts.

   Talking Points address some of the controversial issues to critically engage students with the debates in the field.

   Practical advice boxes give handy hints and tips on how to carry out research in practice

   Examples of published research with 'how to' advice and guidance on writing up reports, helps students to develop a practical, as well as theoretical, understanding.

 

About the Authors

Dennis Howitt and Duncan Cramer are with Loughborough University.

 

This book is an excellent go to resource for those wanting to learn about quantitative and qualitative methods of research in psychology.Dr Alex J. Bridger, University of Huddersfield "Now in its 5th edition, Howitt and Cramer continue to provide one of the most comprehensive, interactive, and accessible psychological research methods texts available.  A must for any undergraduate and postgraduate student in psychology, this text covers just about everything that is important to know about psychological research methods: from developing research ideas and writing hypotheses, to conducting research, analysing data, and producing reports.  The chapters on writing-up quantitative and qualitative research are particularly welcome and will really help students (and experienced researchers also) produce clear and professional work."Mr Adam Boughey, Staffordshire University
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Innehållsförteckning

Contents vii

Guided tour xvii

Introduction xix

Acknowledgements xxi

Part 1 Basics of research 1

1 Role of research in psychology 3

2 Aims and hypotheses in research 27

3 Variables, concepts and measures 45

4 Problems of generalisation and decision-making in research: Chance findings

and sample size 63

5 Research reports: The total picture 85

6 Improving a quantitative write-up 115

7 Literature search 136

8 Ethics and data management in research 162

Part 2 Quantitative research methods 183

9 Basic laboratory experiments 185

10 Advanced experimental designs 213

11 Cross-sectional or correlational research: Non-manipulation studies 234

12 Longitudinal studies 250

13 Sampling and population surveys 265

14 Data analysis issues and scientific progress 283

Part 3 Fundamentals of testing and measurement 307

15 Psychological tests: Their use and construction 309

16 Reliability and validity: Evaluating the value of tests and measures 329

17 Coding data 346

Part 4 Qualitative research methods 359

18 Why qualitative research? 361

19 Qualitative data collection 374

20 Transcribing language data: Jefferson system 387

21 Thematic analysis 396

22 Grounded theory 411

23 Discourse analysis 428

24 Conversation analysis 441

25 Interpretative phenomenological analysis 453

26 Evaluating qualitative research 471

27 Improving a qualitative write-up 482

Part 5 Research for projects, dissertations and theses 501

28 Developing ideas for research 503

Glossary 523

References 530

Index 541