Experimental Psychology Methods of Research, 7th Edition
©1997 |Pearson | Available
Frank J. McGuigan, United States International University
©1997 |Pearson | Available
For one-quarter/semester, sophomore/graduate-level courses in Research Methods and Experimental Psychology.
This text explores the field of experimental psychology from the standpoint of scientific methodology and methods of experimentation, rather than from specific content areas. It leads students step-by-step through the process of effectively completing statistical analyses for the major research designs used in behavioral research and emphasizes the mutual facilitation of pure and applied research and the wise application of effective research methods to benefit society.
Begins with the computation of an arithmetic mean and proceeds by explaining each step all the way through analysis of variance for factorial designs. Pg.___
Standard research designs — including two independent groups, factorial designs, and repeated-treatment designs. Pg.___
Single-subject research. Pg.___
Quasi-experimental designs. Pg.___
Suggests strategies for the solution of societal problems. Pg.___
Formulate a researchable problem. Pg.___
Design research to test a hypothesis. Pg.___
Select the appropriate experimental or nonexperimental design to test the hypothesis. Pg.___
Control independent and extraneous variables to prevent and recognize confounding. Pg.___
Generalize, explain, and predict in psychology. Pg.___
1. An Overview of Experimentation.
2. The Problem.
3. The Hypothesis.
4. The Experimental Variables and How to Control Them.
5. The Research Plan.
6. Experimental Design: The Case of Two Independent Groups.
7. Experimental Design: The Case of More Than Two Independent Groups.
8. Experimental Design: The Factorial Design.
9. Correlations and Experimental Designs.
10. Experimental Design: Single-Subject (N=1) Research.
11. Quasi-Experimental Designs: Seeking Solutions to Society's Problems.
12. Generalization, Explanation, and Prediction in Psychology.
Appendix A: Statistical Tables.
Appendix B: Writing Up Your Experiment.
Appendix C: The Use of Computers in Research.
Appendix D: Ethical Principles in the Conduct of Psychological Research.
Appendix E: American Psychological Journals.
Appendix F: Answers to Problems.
Glossary of Terms, Statistical Symbols, and Statistical Equations.
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