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Research Methods and Statistics


  • Date Published: November 2017
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from June 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108444712

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  • Research Methods and Statistics provides a seamless introduction to the subject, identifying various research areas and analyzing how one can approach them statistically. The text provides a solid empirical foundation for undergraduate psychology majors, and prepares the reader to think critically, and evaluate psychological research and claims they might hear in the news or popular press. The text can be used in all statistics, methods and experimental psychology courses.

    • Presents the pitfalls of research so students can avoid them and understand the problem solving aspect of research
    • Includes 'living' research examples that are contemporary and interesting to capture student's interest in the topic
    • Offers guidelines for creating APA-style papers, presentations and posters
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    • Date Published: November 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108444712
    • length: 466 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 204 x 21 mm
    • weight: 1.13kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from June 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Understanding Research:
    1. Psychology, science, and life
    Part II. The First Steps in Conducting Research:
    2. Ethics in research
    3. Planning research: generating a question
    4. Practical issues in planning your research
    5. Organizing data with descriptive statistics
    Part III. Creating Experiments:
    6. Conducting an experiment: general principles
    7. Basic inferential statistics
    8. Looking for differences between two treatments
    9. Looking for differences among multiple treatments
    10. Multiple independent variables: factorial designs
    Part IV. Correlational and Nonexperimental Research:
    11. Principles of survey research
    12. Correlation, regression, and non-parametric tests
    13. Research in depth: longitudinal and single-case studies
    Part V. Culture and Research:
    14. People are different: considering cultural and individual differences in research.

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    Research Methods and Statistics

    Bernard C. Beins, Maureen A. McCarthy

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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.

    Maureen A. McCarthy, Ball State University, Indiana
    Maureen A. McCarthy is Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Sciences and Humanities at Ball State University, Indiana.

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