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Research Methods

Research Methods
A Tool for Life

4th Edition


  • Publication planned for: January 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108456746

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  • Research Methods is an introduction to the importance of scientific research in everyday life and uses familiar examples to keep students engaged. The text analyzes controversies in psychology to stimulate student interest while explaining crucial methodological concepts. It presents ethical issues related to research, as well as social and cultural factors that might affect it, and provides a comprehensive introduction to a wide variety of methodologies. Through this book, students will learn how to generate research questions and select appropriate methodology, as well as to write a successful research report.

    • Presents controversies in psychology to stimulate student interest while explaining important methodological concepts
    • Analyzes the important effects of culture and society on research
    • Includes study and review questions which allow students to practice and master the material
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    Product details

    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Publication planned for: January 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108456746
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 mm
    • contains: 50 b/w illus. 30 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Psychology science and life
    2. Ethics in research
    3. Planning research, generating a research question
    4. Practical issues in planning your research
    5. Measurement and sampling
    6. Conducting an experiment
    7. Experiments with one independent variable
    8. Experiments with multiple independent variables
    9. Expanding on experimental designs, repeated measures and quasi-experiments
    10. Principles of survey research
    11. Correlational research
    12. Studying patterns in the natural world, observational approaches
    13. Research in depth, longitudinal and single-case studies
    14. People are different, considering culture and individual differences in research
    Appendix A
    Appendix B
    Appendix C

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    Research Methods

    Bernard C. Beins

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    Bernard C. Beins, Ithaca College, New York
    Bernard C. Beins is professor of psychology at Ithaca College, New York. He has been President-elect of the New England Psychological Association and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

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