Research Methods in Psychology

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Pub Date: 2016

ISBN 13: 978-1-9461352-2-3

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

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Reviewed by Angela Curl, Assistant Professor, Miami University (Ohio), on 6/21/2017.

"Research Methods in Psychology" covers most research method topics comprehensively. The author does an excellent job explaining main concepts. The … read more

 

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Reviewed by George Woodbury, Graduate Student, Miami University, Ohio, on 6/21/2017.

This text covers the typical areas for an undergraduate psychology course in research design. There is no table of contents included with the … read more

 

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Reviewed by Pramit Nadpara, Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, on 4/12/2017.

The text book provides good information in certain areas, while not comprehensive information in other areas. The text provides practical … read more

 

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Reviewed by Meghan Babcock, Instructor, University of Texas at Arlington, on 4/12/2017.

This text includes all important areas that are featured in other Research Methods textbooks and are presented in a logical order. The text includes … read more

 

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Reviewed by Shannon Layman, Lecturer, University of Texas at Arlington, on 4/12/2017.

The sections in this textbook are overall more brief than in previous Methods texts that I have used. Sometimes this brevity is helpful in terms of … read more

 

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Reviewed by Sarah Allred, Associate Professor, Rutgers University, Camden, on 2/9/2017.

Mixed. For some topics, there is more (and more practical) information than in most textbooks. I appreciated the very practical advice to students … read more

 

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Reviewed by Joel Malin, Assistant Professor, Miami University, on 8/22/2016.

This textbook covers all or nearly all of what I believe are important topics to provide an introduction to research methods in psychology. One minor … read more

 

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Reviewed by Abbey Dvorak, Assistant Professor, University of Kansas, on 8/22/2016.

The text includes basic, essential information needed for students in an introductory research methods course. In addition, the text includes three … read more

 

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Reviewed by Karen Pikula, Psychology Instructor PhD, Central Lakes College, on 1/8/2016.

The text covers all the areas and ideas of the subject of research methods in psychology for the learner that is just entering the field. The authors … read more

 

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Reviewed by Alyssa Gibbons, Instructor, Colorado State University, on 1/8/2016.

This text covers everything I would consider essential for a first course in research methods, including some areas that are not consistently found … read more

 

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Reviewed by Moin Syed, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, on 6/11/2015.

The text is thorough in terms of covering introductory concepts that are central to experimental and correlational/association designs. I find the … read more

 

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Reviewed by Rajiv Jhangiani, Instructor, Capilano University, on 10/10/2013.

The text is well organized and written, integrates excellent pedagogical features, and covers all of the traditional areas of the topic … read more

 

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: The Science of Psychology
  • Chapter 2: Getting Started in Research
  • Chapter 3: Research Ethics
  • Chapter 4: Theory in Psychology
  • Chapter 5: Psychological Measurement
  • Chapter 6: Experimental Research
  • Chapter 7: Nonexperimental Research
  • Chapter 8: Complex Research Designs
  • Chapter 9: Survey Research
  • Chapter 10: Single-Subject Research
  • Chapter 11: Presenting Your Research
  • Chapter 12: Descriptive Statistics
  • Chapter 13: Inferential Statistics

About the Book

While Research Methods in Psychology is fairly traditional— making it easy for you to use with your existing courses — it also emphasizes a fundamental idea that is often lost on undergraduates: research methods are not a peripheral concern in our discipline; they are central.

The overarching goal of this textbook is to present the basics of psychological research methods — focusing on the concepts and skills that are most widely shared within the discipline — emphasizing both their centrality to our field and their contribution to our understanding of human behavior. The book will include several features that will help accomplish this overarching goal.

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Research Methods in Psychology is adapted from a work produced by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution. This adapted edition is produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative.