Psychologist as Detective, The: An Introduction to Conducting Research in Psychology, Updated Edition

Psychologist as Detective, The: An Introduction to Conducting Research in Psychology, Updated Edition, 6th edition

  • Randolph A. Smith, 
  • Stephen F. Davis

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Overview

The Psychologist as Detective helps you think critically about the research process in psychology. The authors treat psychological research as a detective case in which a problem is presented, clues are discovered, evidence is evaluated and a report is prepared for consideration by peers.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2016

ISBN-13: 9780137499649

Subject: Research Methods

Category: Research Methods for Social Sciences

Table of contents

1. Psychological Research and the Research Methods Course
2. Developing a Good Research Idea and Conducting an Ethical Project
3. Qualitative Research Methods
4. Nonexperimental Methods: Descriptive Methods, Correlational Studies, Ex Post Facto Studies, Survey and Questionnaires, Sampling, and Basic Research Strategies
5. Using the Scientific Method in Psychology
6. Conducting a Good Experiment I: Variables and Control
7. Conducting a Good Experiment II: Final Considerations, Unanticipated Influences, and Cross-Cultural Issues
8. Internal and External Validity
9. Using Statistics to Answer Questions
10. Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with Two Groups
11. Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with More than Two Groups
12. Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with Multiple Independent Variables
13. Alternative Research Designs
14. Writing and Assembling an APA-Format Research Report

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