Starting Out in Methods and Statistics for Psychology

A Hands-On Guide to Doing Research

Author: Victoria Bourne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198753339

Category:

Page: 368

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Starting Out in Methods and Statistics for Psychology: a Hands-on Guide to Doing Research takes first year psychology students through the entire process of doing research in psychology, from exploring designs and methods, to conducting step-by-step, by-hand data analysis, and writing up theirfindings, all in a friendly and accessible way.The text begins by presenting a thorough overview of research, explaining its central role in psychology as a science and exploring how to read and present research findings before introducing students to both qualitative and quantitative approaches to research. The author then exploresexperimental and correlational designs in detail, introducing the general principles before addressing the logic of the specific data analyses used in these forms of design. Dedicated chapters show students how to calculate independent and repeated t tests, and independent measures ANOVA in theexperimental design section, and correlation and regression analyses in the correlation section. After guiding students through these essentials, the author moves on to a detailed explanation of when to use non-parametric tests, and again takes students through these data analyses in acarefully-paced series of hand calculations. The text concludes with a clear guide to when to use which test, and takes a look forward to the sorts of statistical analyses students will encounter in both published research and the next phase of their studies.Online Resource Centre:For students:A diagnostic maths test to help students identify their strengths and weaknesses* Exemplar lab reports (good and bad)* Example ethics applications forms* Full answers to the in-text study questions* SPSS screencasts* Links to papers and websitesFor lecturers:* Worksheets with additional datasets* Fully worked answers to worksheets* MCQs* Figures and tables from the book, ready to download* Animated solutions to the hand calculations

Understanding Psychology as a Science

An Introduction to Scientific and Statistical Inference

Author: Zoltan Dienes

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137096055

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

View: 2115

What makes psychology a science? What is the logic underlying psychological research? In this groundbreaking book Zoltán Dienes introduces students to key issues in the philosophy of science and statistics that have a direct and vital bearing on the practice of research in psychology. The book is organised around the influential thinkers and conceptual debates which pervade psychological research and teaching but until now have not been made accessible to students. In a clear and fluid style, Dienes takes the reader on a compelling tour of the ideas of: - Popper - Kuhn& Lakatos - Neyman& Pearson - Bayes - Fisher& Royall Featuring examples drawn from extensive teaching experience to ground the ideas firmly in psychological science, the book is an ideal companion to courses and modules in psychological research methods and also to those covering conceptual and historical issues.

Research Methods in Psychology For Dummies

Author: Martin Dempster,Donncha Hanna

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119035104

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 5798

Your hands-on introduction to research methods in psychology Looking for an easily accessible overview of research methods in psychology? This is the book for you! Whether you need to get ahead in class, you're pressed for time, or you just want a take on a topic that's not covered in your textbook, Research Methods in Psychology For Dummies has you covered. Written in plain English and packed with easy-to-follow instruction, this friendly guide takes the intimidation out of the subject and tackles the fundamentals of psychology research in a way that makes it approachable and comprehensible, no matter your background. Inside, you'll find expert coverage of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including surveys, case studies, laboratory observations, tests and experiments—and much more. Serves as an excellent supplement to course textbooks Provides a clear introduction to the scientific method Presents the methodologies and techniques used in psychology research Written by the authors of Psychology Statistics For Dummies If you're a first or second year psychology student and want to supplement your doorstop-sized psychology textbook—and boost your chances of scoring higher at exam time—this hands-on guide breaks down the subject into easily digestible bits and propels you towards success.

Introduction to Research Methods

A Hands-On Approach

Author: Bora Pajo

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 148338697X

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 600

Introduction to Research Methods: A Hands-On Approach makes learning research methods easy for students by giving them activities they can experience and do on their own. With clear, simple, and even humorous prose, this text offers students a straightforward introduction to an exciting new world of social science and behavioral research. Rather than making research seem intimidating, author Bora Pajo shows students how research can be an easy, ongoing conversation on topics that matter in their lives. Each chapter includes real research examples that illustrate specific topics that the chapter covers, guides that help students explore actual research challenges in more depth, and ethical considerations relating to specific chapter topics. 3 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Read This Book 1. Conducting research can be fun when you see it in terms that relate to your everyday life. 2. Knowing how to do research will open many doors for you in your career. It will open your mind to new ideas on what you might pursue in the future (e.g., becoming an entrepreneur, opening your own nongovernmental organization, or running your own health clinic), and give you an extra analytic skill to brag about in your job interviews. 3. Understanding research will make you an educated consumer. You will be able to evaluate the information before you and determine what to accept and what to reject. Truth be told, understanding research will save you money in the short and long term*. *From Chapter 1 of Introduction to Research Methods: A Hands-On Approach

Research In Psychology Methods and Design

Author: C. James Goodwin,Kerri A. Goodwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119330440

Category: Psychology

Page: 476

View: 6870

TRY (FREE for 14 days), OR RENT this title: www.wileystudentchoice.com An approachable, coherent, and important text, Research in Psychology: Methods and Design, 8th Edition continues to provide its readers with a clear, concise look at psychological science, experimental methods, and correlational research in this newly updated version. Rounded out with helpful learning aids, step-by-step instructions, and detailed examples of real research studies makes the material easy to read and student-friendly.

Research Methods in Psychology

Evaluating a World of Information, Second Edition

Author: Beth Moring

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393936937

Category: Psychology

Page: 604

View: 5411

This market-leading text emphasizes future consumers of psychological research, uses real-world examples drawn from popular media, and develops students’ critical-thinking skills as they become systematic interrogators of information in their everyday lives.

Research Methods, Statistics, and Applications

Author: Kathrynn A. Adams,Eva K. Lawrence

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506350461

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

View: 5124

This updated Second Edition of Research Methods, Statistics, and Applications consistently integrates methods and statistics to prepare students for both graduate work and critical analysis of research as professionals and informed citizens. Maintaining the conversational writing style, multiple examples, and hands-on applications of key concepts that made the first edition so accessible, Kathrynn A. Adams and Eva K. Lawrence enhance the new edition with additional coverage of online data collection, inferential statistics, and regression and ANOVA, as well as a wide range of diverse examples. In every chapter, the authors develop and apply research topics and examples from the current research literature across all aspects of the research process. New to this Edition New diverse examples from current research literature in criminal justice, politics, education, and counseling expose students to different research designs in the social sciences and demonstrate commonalities. New chapter-ending The Big Picture sections with appropriate charts and tables encourage students to consider decisions about specific statistical analyses. Two separate chapters (Inferential Statistics and Comparing Your Sample to a Known or Expected Score) now allow instructors to focus on the theoretical concepts associated with inferential statistics before introducing each specific inferential statistic to enhance student understanding. Expanded coverage of inferential statistics includes more discussion of APA guidelines for appropriate statistics and more focus on effect sizes and confidence intervals. New consistent headings make it easy for students to quickly locate information and for instructors to identify sections they may wish to focus on, skip, or present in a different order.

Methods in Psychological Research

Author: Annabel Ness Evans,Bryan J. Rooney

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 148332334X

Category: Psychology

Page: 440

View: 9673

This interactive and highly applied text engages students with a rich mix of pedagogy (including unique FAQs and FYIs), a casual reader-friendly writing style, and examples of real psychological research from both research literature and student research projects. In this updated third edition of Methods in Psychological Research, authors Annabel Ness Evans and Bryan J. Rooney focus on applying concepts and doing research with simple in-text exercises. Friendly and supportive in tone, this unique presentation of the basics conveys to students the excitement and fun of the research enterprise.

Principles and Methods of Social Research

Author: William D. Crano,Marilynn B. Brewer,Andrew Lac

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317666062

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

View: 7697

Used to train generations of social scientists, this thoroughly updated classic text covers the latest research techniques and designs. Applauded for its comprehensive coverage, the breadth and depth of content is unparalleled. Through a multi-methodology approach, the text guides readers toward the design and conduct of social research from the ground up. Explained with applied examples useful to the social, behavioral, educational, and organizational sciences, the methods described are intended to be relevant to contemporary researchers. The underlying logic and mechanics of experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental research strategies are discussed in detail. Introductory chapters covering topics such as validity and reliability furnish readers with a firm understanding of foundational concepts. Chapters dedicated to sampling, interviewing, questionnaire design, stimulus scaling, observational methods, content analysis, implicit measures, dyadic and group methods, and meta-analysis provide coverage of these essential methodologies. The book is noted for its: -Emphasis on understanding the principles that govern the use of a method to facilitate the researcher’s choice of the best technique for a given situation. - Use of the laboratory experiment as a touchstone to describe and evaluate field experiments, correlational designs, quasi experiments, evaluation studies, and survey designs. -Coverage of the ethics of social research including the power a researcher wields and tips on how to use it responsibly. The new edition features: -A new co-author, Andrew Lac, instrumental in fine tuning the book’s accessible approach and highlighting the most recent developments at the intersection of design and statistics. -More learning tools including more explanation of the basic concepts, more research examples, tables, and figures, and the addition of bold faced terms, chapter conclusions, discussion questions, and a glossary. -Extensive revision of chapter (3) on measurement reliability theory that examines test theory, latent factors, factor analysis, and item response theory. -Expanded coverage of cutting-edge methodologies including mediation and moderation, reliability and validity, missing data, and more physiological approaches such as neuroimaging and fMRIs. -A new web based resource package that features Power Points and discussion and exam questions for each chapter and for students chapter outlines and summaries, key terms, and suggested readings. Intended as a text for graduate or advanced undergraduate courses in research methods (design) in psychology, communication, sociology, education, public health, and marketing, an introductory undergraduate course on research methods is recommended.

Critical Thinking about Research

Psychology and Related Fields

Author: Julian Meltzoff,Harris M. Cooper

Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

ISBN: 9781433827105

Category: Psychiatry

Page: 297

View: 7420

This book teaches readers to be informed consumers of research---that is, to thoughtfully evaluate the research they read rather than accept it without question.

Research Methods in Psychology

A Handbook, Third Edition

Author: Wendy A. Schweigert

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478610158

Category: Psychology

Page: 353

View: 7953

Suitable as a primary text or as a supplement, this versatile handbook is ideal for any research-oriented psychology course. Each chapter independently covers a commonly used research method, giving instructors the flexibility to tailor the book to meet the needs of their courses. Chapter outlines, concept questions and exercises (along with a selected set of answers), lists of important terms and concepts, and clearly written explanations of basic statistical techniques are among the books many notable features. Basic guidelines of how to write, format, and publish research results emphasize a hands-on approach to conducting psychological research. The Third Edition includes a new full chapter on literature searches and more information on the Internets role in various facets of research. Schweigerts clear, succinct writing style, her focus on the fundamentals of research design, and her thorough coverage engage students who are at all levels of exposure to research methods. In the end, all students will learn to embrace the ethics and process of collecting and presenting useful, accurate data.

Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

Author: Hugh Coolican

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1444170120

Category: Psychology

Page: 774

View: 5284

This sixth edition of Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology has been fully revised and updated, providing students with the most readable and comprehensive survey of research methods, statistical concepts and procedures in psychology today. Assuming no prior knowledge, this bestselling text takes you through every stage of your research project giving advice on planning and conducting studies, analysing data and writing up reports. The book provides clear coverage of statistical procedures, and includes everything needed from nominal level tests to multi-factorial ANOVA designs, multiple regression and log linear analysis. It features detailed and illustrated SPSS instructions for all these procedures eliminating the need for an extra SPSS textbook. New features in the sixth edition include: "Tricky bits" - in-depth notes on the things that students typically have problems with, including common misunderstandings and likely mistakes. Improved coverage of qualitative methods and analysis, plus updates to Grounded Theory, Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis and Discourse Analysis. A full and recently published journal article using Thematic Analysis, illustrating how articles appear in print. Discussion of contemporary issues and debates, including recent coverage of journals’ reluctance to publish replication of studies. Fully updated online links, offering even more information and useful resources, especially for statistics. Each chapter contains a glossary, key terms and newly integrated exercises, ensuring that key concepts are understood. A companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/coolican) provides additional exercises, revision flash cards, links to further reading and data for use with SPSS.

Introduction to the New Statistics

Estimation, Open Science, and Beyond

Author: Geoff Cumming,Robert Calin-Jageman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317483375

Category: Psychology

Page: 594

View: 9831

This is the first introductory statistics text to use an estimation approach from the start to help readers understand effect sizes, confidence intervals (CIs), and meta-analysis (‘the new statistics’). It is also the first text to explain the new and exciting Open Science practices, which encourage replication and enhance the trustworthiness of research. In addition, the book explains NHST fully so students can understand published research. Numerous real research examples are used throughout. The book uses today’s most effective learning strategies and promotes critical thinking, comprehension, and retention, to deepen users’ understanding of statistics and modern research methods. The free ESCI (Exploratory Software for Confidence Intervals) software makes concepts visually vivid, and provides calculation and graphing facilities. The book can be used with or without ESCI. Other highlights include: - Coverage of both estimation and NHST approaches, and how to easily translate between the two. - Some exercises use ESCI to analyze data and create graphs including CIs, for best understanding of estimation methods. -Videos of the authors describing key concepts and demonstrating use of ESCI provide an engaging learning tool for traditional or flipped classrooms. -In-chapter exercises and quizzes with related commentary allow students to learn by doing, and to monitor their progress. -End-of-chapter exercises and commentary, many using real data, give practice for using the new statistics to analyze data, as well as for applying research judgment in realistic contexts. -Don’t fool yourself tips help students avoid common errors. -Red Flags highlight the meaning of "significance" and what p values actually mean. -Chapter outlines, defined key terms, sidebars of key points, and summarized take-home messages provide a study tool at exam time. -http://www.routledge.com/cw/cumming offers for students: ESCI downloads; data sets; key term flashcards; tips for using SPSS for analyzing data; and videos. For instructors it offers: tips for teaching the new statistics and Open Science; additional homework exercises; assessment items; answer keys for homework and assessment items; and downloadable text images; and PowerPoint lecture slides. Intended for introduction to statistics, data analysis, or quantitative methods courses in psychology, education, and other social and health sciences, researchers interested in understanding the new statistics will also appreciate this book. No familiarity with introductory statistics is assumed.

Lab Manual for Psychological Research

Author: Dawn M. McBride,J. Cooper Cutting

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506311369

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 3161

Packed with checklists and how-to sections, Lab Manual for Psychological Research by Dawn M. McBride and J. Cooper Cutting includes a wealth of hands-on exercises focusing on research methods, research projects, APA style, and avoiding plagiarism. New to the Revised Third Edition are 13 exercises designed to help students develop some of the more difficult research skills. Bundle the lab manual with McBride’s The Process of Research in Psychology, Third Edition. Order using Bundle ISBN: 978-1-5063-2351-0.

Statistics for Psychology

Author: Arthur Aron,Elliot J Coups,Elaine Aron,Cole Publishing

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9781292040295

Category: Psychology

Page: 724

View: 5903

Emphasizing meaning and concepts, not just symbols and numbers Statistics for Psychology, 6th edition places definitional formulas center stage to emphasize the logic behind statistics and discourage rote memorization. Each procedure is explained in a direct, concise language and both verbally and numerically. MyStatLab is an integral part of the Statistics course. MyStatLab gives students practice with hundreds of homework problems. Every problem includes tools to help students understand and solve each problem - and grades all of the problems for instructors. MyStatLab also includes tests, quizzes, eText, a Gradebook, a customizable study plan, and much more. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: * Know both definitional and numerical formulas and how to apply them * Understand the logic behind each formula * Expose students to the latest thinking in statistical theory and application * Prepare students to read research articles * Learn how to use SPSS

A practical guide to behavioral research

tools and techniques

Author: Robert Sommer,Barbara Baker Sommer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195039788

Category: Psychology

Page: 297

View: 7900

A clear, concise guide to the tools and techniques of behavioral research, this updated second edition stresses a hands-on, multimethod approach to undergraduates in many fields of study. It covers both laboratory and field experimentation, and addresses questions that often confront beginners, such as how to conduct an interview, how to design a questionnaire, and how to make systematic observations of behavior. The book will give students a solid grounding in methods of observation, in experiment and survey design, and in techniques of sampling, statistics, and analysis.

How to Do Your Research Project

A Guide for Students in Education and Applied Social Sciences

Author: Gary Thomas

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446283054

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 3562

Direct, informative and accessible the new edition of Gary Thomas's bestselling title is essential reading for anyone doing a research project. Packed full of relevant advice and real world examples the book guides you through the complete research process. Using refreshingly jargon-free language and anecdotal evidence it is a witty, easy to follow introduction that will answer your questions, set out best practice and walk you through every stage of your project step-by-step. It covers: - How to choose your research question - Project management and study skills - Doing an effective literature review - Methodology, theory and research design - Design frames - Ethics and access - Tools for data collection - Effective data analysis - Discussing findings, concluding and writing up The expanded, insightfully redesigned second edition has a fully integrated companion website including student worksheets, annotated examples and links to SAGE Journals. Gary Thomas also has an exciting new video in which he explains what’s new to this Second Edition. This popular book is ideal for anyone undertaking a research project in the applied social sciences. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Conducting Research in Psychology

Measuring the Weight of Smoke

Author: Brett W. Pelham,Hart Blanton

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544333331

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

View: 4429

Conducting Research in Psychology: Measuring the Weight of Smoke provides students an engaging introduction to psychological research by employing humor, stories, and hands-on activities. Through its methodology exercises, learners are encouraged to use their intuition to understand research methods and apply basic research principles to novel problems. Authors Brett W. Pelham and Hart Blanton integrate cutting-edge topics, including implicit biases, measurement controversies, online data collection, and new tools for determining the replicability of a set of research findings. The Fifth Edition broadens its coverage of methodologies to reflect the types of research now conducted by psychologists.

Statistical Methods for Psychology

Author: David Howell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111835489

Category: Psychology

Page: 792

View: 4649

STATISTICAL METHODS FOR PSYCHOLOGY surveys the statistical techniques commonly used in the behavioral and social sciences, particularly psychology and education. To help students gain a better understanding of the specific statistical hypothesis tests that are covered throughout the text, author David Howell emphasizes conceptual understanding. This Eighth Edition continues to focus students on two key themes that are the cornerstones of this book’s success: the importance of looking at the data before beginning a hypothesis test, and the importance of knowing the relationship between the statistical test in use and the theoretical questions being asked by the experiment. New and expanded topics--reflecting the evolving realm of statistical methods--include effect size, meta-analysis, and treatment of missing data. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.