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Experimental Psychology By R. B. Burns

Experimental Psychology
by R. B. Burns

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The aim is that by the end of the book, the student should be able to evaluate the research of others, to define a problem, formulate a hypothesis about it, design and carry out the experiment, apply the correct statistics, discuss the results and implications, and write it all up in a logical and sensible fashion.
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Experimental Psychology: Research Methods and Statistics by R. B. Burns

This book has been written to meet several needs. Firstly there is a need for a book which integrates statistics, research design, ex- periments and report writing so that none is learned in a vacuum, as commonly is the case, isolated from the others. The aim is to make the student an active learner encouraged to carry out experiments, so ex- periencing and understanding the design problems and statistical analyses in the practical context where he can see exactly what he is doing and why. The aim is that by the end of the book, the student should be able to evaluate the research of others, to define a problem, formulate a hypothesis about it, design and carry out the experiment, apply the correct statistics, discuss the results and implications, and write it all up in a logical and sensible fashion. The principle is that old pedagogic one of learning by doing. Secondly, there is a need for an introductory text on statistics, research design and experimental work for the many students who meet psychology and social science for the first time. The initiate in behavioural science needs to gain a conceptual understanding of statistical procedures and design techniques in order to carry out his own investigations and to understand and evaluate constructively the investigations of others. However, experience has shown us that many students (and even some fellow teachers) are somewhat reluctant to study this area as they believe it is difficult and involves mathematics.

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Table of Contents


1 Psychology and the scientific method.- 2 Descriptive statistics.- 3 Standard scores.- 4 Normal distribution.- 5 Probability and significance.- 6 Statistical significance.- 7 Sampling.- 8 Standard error.- 9 Hypothesis formation.- 10 Hypothesis testing.- 11 Variables.- 12 Levels of measurement.- 13 Writing an experimental report.- 14 Experimental design and the control of error: I. Between-groups unrelated design.- 15 Standard error of the difference between means.- 16 Statistical tests for unrelated designs.- 17 Experimental design and the control of error: II. Within-groups related design and matched pairs design.- 18 Statistical tests for related and matched designs.- 19 Design and subject-experimenter problems.- 20 Chi-square.- 21 Correlation.- 22 Analysis of variance.- 23 Statistical tests.- 24 Factor analysis.- 25 Reliability and validity.- 26 Attitude measurement.- 27 Non-experimental methods.- Appendix A: Statistical tables.- Appendix B: Glossary of terms.- Appendix C: Answers to STQs.

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GOR009960876
Experimental Psychology: Research Methods and Statistics by R. B. Burns
R. B. Burns
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Kluwer Academic Publishers Group
1980-12-31
439
0852003692
9780852003695
N/A
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