Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology


Author: S Alexander Haslam,Craig McGarty
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446297586
Category: Psychology
Page: 544
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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.

Understanding Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology


Author: Helen Gavin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473903475
Category: Psychology
Page: 424
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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

Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology


Author: Hugh Coolican
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0340983442
Category: Psychology
Page: 703
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"The fifth edition of Coolican's classic text has been substantially revised and updated, providing students with the most readable and comprehensive survey of research methods, statistical concepts and procedures in psychology today."--Back cover.

Research Methods and Statistics


Author: Hugh Coolican
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
ISBN: 9780340748992
Category: Mathematics
Page: 197
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This introductory psychology text is one in a series tailor made for modular teaching at A Level. This book provides coverage of one key area covered by the A Level syllabus. It is in line with the AEB's one-question-per-subsection guarantee.

UCSF School of Medicine Bulletin


Author: University of California, San Francisco. School of Medicine
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medicine
Page: N.A
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Handbook of Industrial, Work & Organizational Psychology

Volume 1: Personnel Psychology
Author: Neil Anderson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761964889
Category: Psychology
Page: 512
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The globalized nature of work in the new millennium implies that human resource management, psychological theories of personnel and individual behaviour in the workplace have to change and evolve. This volume mainly focuses on theories, techniques and methods used by industrial and work psychologists. A set of internationally renowned authors summarize advances in core topics such as analysis of work, work design, job performance, performance appraisal and feedback, workplace counterproductivity, recruitment and personnel selection, work relevant individual difference variables (cognitive ability, personality), human-machine interactions, human errors, training, learning, individual development, socialization, methods, and measurement.

Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach


Author: Sherri Jackson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111346550
Category: Mathematics
Page: 528
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RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS: A CRITICAL THINKING APPROACH, 4e, successfully illustrates the integration between statistics and research methods by demonstrating the ways to use statistics in analyzing data collected during research. Jackson’s combined text adopts an inviting narrative style that speaks directly to students and draws them into the material, helping them overcome the initial apprehension they may feel at having to learn both subject areas at once. She incorporates a student-friendly critical-thinking approach and presents examples and exercises to which students can relate. Jackson focuses on the logic of the process and the methodology aspect of research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Handbook of Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology


Author: Irving B. Weiner,John A. Schinka,Wayne F. Velicer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471385134
Category: Psychology
Page: 711
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of methods of data collection and analysis in psychological science. Chapter address basic considerations in research design-such as formulating hypothesis, selecting participant samples, identifying independent and dependent variables, and determining appropriate procedures-and alternative techniques for statistical treatment of data, such as categorical and factorial methods, path analysis and logistic regression, and meta-analysis.

Organizational Psychology

A Scientist-Practitioner Approach
Author: Steve M. Jex,Thomas W. Britt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118724453
Category: Psychology
Page: 720
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The foundation of organizational psychology, updated to reflectthe changing workplace Organizational Psychology: A Scientist-Practitioner Approach,Third Edition provides students with a thorough overview ofboth the science and practice of organizational psychology.Reflecting changes in the global workplace, the third editionexpands coverage of the effects of technology on processes andpersonnel, the generalizability of theories across cultures,including organizational climate, and employee health andwell-being. The new edition retains the hallmark features of thetext and Expanded coverage of the pervasive effects of technology on thesocial environment of work, including virtual work and the impactof social media. More graphics, including tables and charts, to help studentsunderstand and remember various related concepts and theories. Includes a unique full chapter on research methods and the useof statistics in understanding organizations. New chapter on the work/non-work interface, includingconsideration of both employees' life stages and changes over theircareers. Provides Instructors with comprehensive presentation andtesting materials. More on ethics, in light of relatively recent scandals incorporations and in politics. Expanded coverage throughout on cross-cultural issues anddiversity in organizations. Additional readings facilitate in-depth learning. Industrial and organizational psychologists contribute to thesuccess of an organization by improving the performance,satisfaction, and well-being of employees. By identifying howbehaviors and attitudes can be improved through hiring practices,training programs, and feedback and management systems, I/Opsychologists also help organizations transition during periods ofchange and development. Organizational Psychology: AScientist-Practitioner Approach, Third Edition is acomprehensive guide to the theory and application of behavioralscience in the workplace.

Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology, Fifth Edition


Author: Hugh Coolican
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1444145312
Category: Psychology
Page: 736
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The fifth edition of Coolicans's classic text has been substantially revised and updated, providing students with the most readable and comprehensive survey of research methods, statistical concepts and procedures in psychology today.

Handbook of Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology


Author: Harry T. Reis,Charles M. Judd
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139867369
Category: Psychology
Page: N.A
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This indispensable sourcebook covers conceptual and practical issues in research design in the field of social and personality psychology. Key experts address specific methods and areas of research, contributing to a comprehensive overview of contemporary practice. This updated and expanded second edition offers current commentary on social and personality psychology, reflecting the rapid development of this dynamic area of research over the past decade. With the help of this up-to-date text, both seasoned and beginning social psychologists will be able to explore the various tools and methods available to them in their research as they craft experiments and imagine new methodological possibilities.

Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach


Author: Sherri Jackson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495510017
Category: Mathematics
Page: 448
View: 661

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RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS: A CRITICAL THINKING APPROACH, 3e, successfully illustrates the integration between statistics and research methods by demonstrating the ways to use statistics in analyzing data collected during research. Jackson’s combined text adopts an inviting narrative style that draws you into the material, helping you overcome the initial apprehension you may feel at having to learn both subject areas at once. She incorporates a student-friendly critical-thinking approach and presents examples and exercises to which you can relate. Jackson focuses on the logic of the process and the methodology aspect of research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Handbook of Research Methods in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology


Author: Dean McKay
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412916305
Category: Psychology
Page: 586
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The Handbook of Research Methods in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology presents a diverse range of areas critical to any researcher or student entering the field. It provides valuable information on the foundations of research methods, including validity in experimental design, ethics, and statistical methods. The contributors discuss design and instrumentation for methods that are particular to abnormal and clinical psychology, including behavioral assessment, psychophysiological assessment and observational methods. They also offer details on new advances in research methodology and analysis, such as meta-analysis, taxometric methods, item response theory, and approaches to determining clinical significance. In addition, this volume covers specialty topics within abnormal and clinical psychology from forensic psychology to behavior genetics to treatment outcome methods.

Experimental Design and Statistics for Psychology

A First Course
Author: Fabio Sani,John Todman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405150386
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
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Experimental Design and Statistics for Psychology: A First Course is a concise, straighforward and accessible introduction to the design of psychology experiments and the statistical tests used to make sense of their results. Makes abundant use of charts, diagrams and figures. Assumes no prior knowledge of statistics. Invaluable to all psychology students needing a firm grasp of the basics, but tackling of some of the topic’s more complex, controversial issues will also fire the imagination of more ambitious students. Covers different aspects of experimental design, including dependent versus independent variables, levels of treatment, experimental control, random versus systematic errors, and within versus between subjects design. Provides detailed instructions on how to perform statistical tests with SPSS. Downloadable instructor resources to supplement and support your lectures can be found at www.blackwellpublishing.com/sani and include sample chapters, test questions, SPSS data sets, and figures and tables from the book.

Advances in Psychological Science: Social, personal, and cultural aspects


Author: John G. Adair,David Bélanger,Kenneth L. Dion
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780863774706
Category: Psychology
Page: 576
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The volumes Advances in Psychological Science are the most timely reviews for a person who wants an up-to-date "state-of-the-art" description of selected topics in psychology. These volumes will be useful for the graduate student to get a perspective on the latest developments in psychology today. The chapters are written in a non-technical manner, i.e., not for the specialist, but for the educated psychologist who wishes to see developments across the spectrum of psychology. They may be used for teaching or by experts who wish an overview of recent advances in their science. The chapters uniquely reflect the international or global character of psychology, both in the authors selected to write them, and in their coverage of research from around the world. Volume 1 contains original contributions to the social, personal, and cultural aspects of the discipline.

A Student's Guide to Studying Psychology


Author: Thomas M. Heffernan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780863778735
Category: Psychology
Page: 208
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This new edition of the very popular guide to studying psychology, now updated and extended, remains an invaluable tool for students at both undergraduate and pre-degree level, along with those deciding whether to take psychology as an academic subject. Providing insights into the most critical aspects of studying psychology, A Student's Guide to Studying Psychology is distinguished from other texts by its easy follow format and practical nature. Topics covered include: * perspectives within psychology, * making the most of seminars, tutorials and lectures * how to write essays and empirical reports * guidelines on exam preparation and technique * information on careers in psychology and tips for applying for jobs, including how to write your own curriculum vitae

Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology


Author: Dennis Howitt,Duncan Cramer
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780131399846
Category: Psychology
Page: 354
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Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology This text is accessible, practical and authoritative. It meets the needs of students doing research at all levels for the first time. The key theoretical and conceptual issues are discussed in detail alongside the practicalities of doing research. There are major chapters on searching the literature, ethics, and developing ideas for research projects. Quantitative and qualitative research are covered and the appropriate use of both explained. It is a complete and attractive book written to help psychology students throughout their course. Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology can be used to alone or to complement the authors' Introduction to Statistics in Psychology and Introduction to SPSS in Psychology also published by Prentice Hall. Key Features - Meets the needs of all students, a book that is well organised, well written, comprehensive and relevant- Explains the purpose and benefits of all types of research design- Sets research in the context of the general study of psychology- Discusses at length neglected topics such as the literature search and the process of originating ideas for research- Looks at writing research reports as a major aspect of planning and carrying out research- Includes expert guidance on both quantitative and qualitative research Dennis Howitt and Duncan Cramer are both Readers in Psychology at Loughborough University

Making Sense of Data and Statistics in Psychology


Author: Gerry Mulhern,Brian Greer
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230357997
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
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'I became a psychology student because I'm curious about why people behave as they do. Why am I expected to study statistics?' Statistics is one of the most useful elements of any psychology degree. This popular textbook will equip you with the tools needed not only to make sense of your own data and research, but also to think critically about the research and statistics you will encounter in everyday life. Features include: - Logical, intuitive organization of key statistical concepts and tests with an emphasis on understanding which test to use and why - Innovative graphic illustrations and insightful dialogues that help you to get to grips with statistics - Concise, easy-to-follow guidelines for making sense of SPSS - COverage of more complex tests and concepts for when you need to dig deeper Making Sense of Data and Statistics in Psychology will help you design experiments, analyse data with confidence and establish a solid grounding in statistics; it will become a valuable resource throughout your studies. Gerry Mulhern is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Queen's University Belfast, UK, and was President of the British Psychological Society from 2010 to 2011. Brian Greer is Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University, USA. He has taught statistics to psychology students for many years, and has published widely on mathematics education. At www.palgrave.com/psychology/mulhern2e, students and lecturers will find a wealth of resources, including additional data sets, extra guidance on tests and lecture slides.

Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology


Author: Philip C. Kendall,James N. Butcher,Grayson N. Holmbeck
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471295099
Category: Psychology
Page: 768
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This indispensable book provides diverse perspectives on the role of research in clinical psychology and a comprehensive collection of theoretical and methodological models that spans the spectrum of clinical research. Revised and updated, this Second Edition contains a preeminent cast of contributors who cover all the relevant aspects of and tactics for conducting clinical research, and includes: * Expanded coverage of specific methodological issues in all aspects of clinical research. * Focus chapters on specific methods and topics. * Updated chapters on new areas of research. * Discussions of research issues relevant to special populations such as children, older adults, and families. Acclaim for the Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology. "Kendall and Butcher have undertaken the monumental task of presenting...contemporary strategies and tactics of clinical research and have succeeded beyond any reasonable hope." --David H. Barlow on the First Edition "The first edition of this edited volume is almost a classic...I would predict that the second edition will...receive high marks in the professional psychology community." --Lewis R. Aiken, PhD "Kendall and Butcher have made a substantial contribution to research in clinical psychology . . . [and] a cornerstone among reference works for our science and profession in the coming years."--Contemporary Psychology on the First Edition

A Handbook of Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology


Author: Jeremy Miles,Paul Gilbert
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198527565
Category: Psychology
Page: 315
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A practical guide to carrying out research in health psychology and clinical psychology. For both undergraduate and postgraduate students, the book will be essential in making them aware of the full range of techniques available to them, helping them to design scientifically rigorous experiments.