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The Psychologist as Detective By Randolph A. Smith

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For undergraduate courses in Experimental Psychology, Research Methods, and Experimental Design, this text conveys the research methodology. To make the study of the research process interactive and accessible for students, it features pedagogical features and critical thinking activities.

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The Psychologist as Detective: An Introduction to Conducting Research in Psychology by Randolph A. Smith

For undergraduate courses in Experimental Psychology, Research Methods, and Experimental Design.

This text conveys the excitement of research methodology through a lively, conversational style. To make the study of the research process interactive and accessible for students, pedagogical features and critical thinking activities are integrated throughout the text. Actual student research appears in each chapter to increase relevance and heighten student interest.

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Table of Contents




1. The Science of Psychology.


2. Research Ideas and Hypotheses.


3. Ethics in Psychological Research.


4. Nonexperimental Methods I: Descriptive Methods, Qualitative Research and Correlational Studies.


5. Nonexperimental Methods II: Ex Post Facto Studies, Surveys and Questionnaires, Sampling and Basic Research Strategies.


6. The Basics of Experimentation I: Variables and Control.


7. The Basics of Experimentation II: Final Considerations, Unanticipated Influences, and Cross-Cultural Issues.


8. Using Statistics to Answer Questions.


9. Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with Two Groups.


10. Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with More than Two Groups.


11. Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with Multiple Independent Variables.


12. Alternative Research Designs.


13. External Validity and Critiquing Experimental Research.


14. Writing and Assembling an APA-Format Research Report.


Appendix A: Statistical Tables.


Appendix B: Selected Statistical Formulae.


Appendix C: Factorial Design with Three Independent Variables.


Appendix D: Study Break Answers.


Glossary.


References.


Index.

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GOR001856591
The Psychologist as Detective: An Introduction to Conducting Research in Psychology by Randolph A. Smith
Randolph A. Smith
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pearson Education (US)
2003-04-07
480
0131117645
9780131117648
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