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Understanding and applying research methods and statistics in psychology is one of the corner stones of study at undergraduate level. To enable all undergraduate psychology students to carry out their own investigations the textbook covers basic and advanced qualitative and quantitative methods and follows a sequential structure starting from first principles to more advanced techniques. Accompanied by a companion website, the textbook: - Grounds all techniques to psychological theory relating each topic under discussion to well established pieces of research - Can be used by the student at beginning and more advanced undergraduate level - therefore a `one-stop' shop - Includes a creative and practical selection of heuristic devices that cement knowledge of the techniques and skills covered in the textbook

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Helen Gavin
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2008-02-18
File: 424 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781473903470

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This text successfully integrates statistics and research methods, by placing statistics in the context of research to help students grasp both topics more clearly. Discussions include all major descriptive and experimental methods, as well as primary and secondary statistical procedures.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Gary W. Heiman
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release: 2001
File: 779 Pages
ISBN-13: 0618043047

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The second edition of Haslam and McGarty's best-selling textbook, Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology, provides students with a highly readable and comprehensive introduction to conducting research in psychology. The book guides readers through the range of choices involved in design, analysis, and presentation and is supplemented by a range of practical learning features both inside the book and online. These draw on the authors' extensive experience as frontline researchers, and provide step-by-step guides to quantitative and qualitative methods and analyses. Written in an accessible and engaging style, this text encourages deep engagement with its subject matter and is designed to inspire students to feel passionate for the research process as a whole. This second edition offers: A comprehensive guide to the process of conducting psychological research from the ground up — covering multiple methodologies, experimental and survey design, data analysis, ethics, and report writing An extensive range of quantitative methods together with detailed step-by-step guides to running analyses using SPSS Extended coverage of qualitative methods ‘Research Bites’ in every chapter: thought-provoking examples of issues raised by contemporary society and research An extensive range of additional learning aids in the textbook to help reinforce learning and revision A host of on-line resources for instructors and students available on publication at www.sagepub.co.uk/haslamandmcgarty2e. Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: S Alexander Haslam
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2014-02-13
File: 544 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781446297582

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This second edition has been substantially revised and expanded to form a truly comprehensive, practical guide to research methods and statistical analysis. The text retains the successful student-centred approach, assuming no background knowledge. Logically and intuitively organised, the book introduces key terms and concepts, progressing through the process of selecting a study and analysing results right through to the final point of preparing a report. This edition has been extensively revised to offer more detailed coverage - including more depth on topics such as power, meta-analysis, ethics, the literature review, questionnaire design, small sample research, and graphing techniques. Coverage of qualitative methods has been expanded to include more on software tools and IPA. The book offers a range of support focused on essential concepts, practicalities, and a new feature to highlight important research from the scientific literature. The examples have been increased and updated to help clarify concepts and further support the reader in developing both a conceptual and practical understanding of research and analysis. The book relates to the most recent version of PASW statistics (previously SPSS).

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Ron McQueen
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release: 2013-03-20
File: 576 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780273735106

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This fifth edition of Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology has been revised and updated, providing students with the most readable and comprehensive survey of research methods, statistical concepts and procedures in psychology today. The book assumes no prior knowledge, taking you through every stage of your research project in manageable steps. Advice on planning and conducting studies, analysing data and writing up practical reports is given, and examples provided, as well as advice on how to report results in conventional (APA) style. Unlike other introductory texts, there is discussion of commonly misunderstood concepts such as ecological validity, the null hypothesis and the role of cross-cultural psychology studies. Qualitative research is included in the central research methods chapters as well as being highlighted in specialist chapters which cover content analysis, grounded theory, interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA), narrative analysis, discourse analysis and how to tackle a qualitative research project. The book provides clear coverage of statistical procedures, and includes everything needed at undergraduate level from nominal level tests to multi-factorial ANOVA designs, multiple regression and log linear analysis. In addition, the book provides detailed and illustrated SPSS instructions (updated to version 16) for all statistical procedures, including data entry and interpreting output, thus eliminating the need for an extra SPSS textbook. 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. The bestselling research methods text for almost two decades, Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology remains an invaluable resource for students of psychology throughout their studies.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Hugh Coolican
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2013-03-07
File: 736 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781444164275

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This seamless introduction to statistics and research methods identifies various research areas and analyzes how one approaches them statistically.

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: Bernard C. Beins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2018-12-13
File: 520 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781108423113

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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.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Hugh Coolican
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2017-08-16
File: 774 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781134638680

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Research Methods & Statistics in Psychology, 4th edition, has been substantially revised and updated, and provides a clear and comprehensive survey of research methods, statistical concepts and procedures in psychology today. Clear explanations of experimental and non-experimental designs are provided and there is detailed attention to a wide range of threats to internal and external validity. Quasi-experiments, cross-cultural issues, ethics and the ongoing quantitative-qualitative debate are all fully explored. Statistical procedures are given clear and comprehensive coverage, and include everything needed at all levels of study - from nominal level tests to multi-factorial ANOVA designs and multiple regression. New to the fourth edition are log linear analysis and a detailed examination of effect size and power, enabling students to report very easily the level of power for their findings. Also new for this edition are detailed and illustrated SPSS instructions for all statistical procedures covered in the book, including data entry and interpreting output, thus eliminating the need for an extra SPSS textbook. Each chapter contains a self-test glossary, key terms and exercises. Advice on planning and conducting studies, analysing data and writing up practical reports is given, and a 'good' marked report is included, as well as a complete published qualitative report. A much-requested new feature is advice, for each statistical test, on how to report results in conventional (APA) style. The bestselling research methods text for over a decade, Research Methods & Statistics in Psychology, 4th edition, remains accessible, informative and invaluable to students of psychology and related disciplines at all levels.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Hugh Coolican
Publisher: Hodder Arnold
Release: 2004
File: 711 Pages
ISBN-13: 0340812583

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Research Methods and Statistics: An Integrated Approach by Janie H. Wilson and Shauna W. Joye offers a completely integrated approach to teaching research methods and statistics by presenting a research question accompanied by the appropriate methods and statistical procedures needed to address it. Research questions and designs become more complex as chapters progress, building on simpler questions to reinforce student learning. Using a conversational style and research examples from published works, this comprehensive book walks readers through the entire research process and includes ample pedagogical support for SPSS, Excel, and APA style.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Janie H. Wilson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2016-07-21
File: 488 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781483392165

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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

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Author: Victoria Bourne
Publisher:
Release: 2017-03-09
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 0198753330

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