Psychologist as Detective

An Introduction to Conducting Research in Psychology

  • Randolph A. Smith, Stephen F. Davis
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Understanding psychological research by finding a problem, discovering the clues, and evaluating the evidence. The Psychologist as Detectives introduces students to the research process. 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. Found within MySearchLab, or as a stand-alone, Operation ARA is a new "smart game" that teaches critical thinking and research methods in the context of a "save the world" story-line. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: * Think critically about research and research methods * Analyze research as a problem solving procedure * Develop research skills by looking at examples of research studies * Evaluate evidence from a research study and prepare a report or summary of the case Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205861792/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205861798.
Chapter 1 Psychological Research and the Research Methods Course Chapter 2 Developing a Good Research Idea and Conducting an Ethical Project Chapter 3 Qualitative Research Methods Chapter 4 Nonexperimental Methods: Descriptive Methods, Correlational Studies, Ex Post Facto Studies, Survey and Questionnaires, Sampling, and Basic Research Strategies Chapter 5 Using the Scientific Method in Psychology Chapter 6 Conducting a Good Experiment I: Variables and Control Chapter 7 Conducting a Good Experiment II: Final Considerations, Unanticipated Influences, and Cross-Cultural Issues Chapter 8 Internal and External Validity Chapter 9 Using Statistics to Answer Questions Chapter 10 Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with Two Groups Chapter 11 Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with More than Two Groups Chapter 12 Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with Multiple Independent Variables Chapter 13 Alternative Research Designs Chapter 14 Writing and Assembling an APA-Format Research Report
Uitgavejaar 2012
ISBN 9780205859078
Verschijningsdatum 1 jul. 2012
Omvang 432
Auteur(s) Randolph A. Smith, Stephen F. Davis
Bindwijze Gebonden
Taal Engels
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