Starting Out in Methods and Statistics for Psychology

A Hands-On Guide to Doing Research

Author: Victoria Bourne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198753339

Category:

Page: 368

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Starting Out in Methods and Statistics for Psychology: a Hands-on Guide to Doing Research takes first year psychology students through the entire process of doing research in psychology, from exploring designs and methods, to conducting step-by-step, by-hand data analysis, and writing up theirfindings, all in a friendly and accessible way.The text begins by presenting a thorough overview of research, explaining its central role in psychology as a science and exploring how to read and present research findings before introducing students to both qualitative and quantitative approaches to research. The author then exploresexperimental and correlational designs in detail, introducing the general principles before addressing the logic of the specific data analyses used in these forms of design. Dedicated chapters show students how to calculate independent and repeated t tests, and independent measures ANOVA in theexperimental design section, and correlation and regression analyses in the correlation section. After guiding students through these essentials, the author moves on to a detailed explanation of when to use non-parametric tests, and again takes students through these data analyses in acarefully-paced series of hand calculations. The text concludes with a clear guide to when to use which test, and takes a look forward to the sorts of statistical analyses students will encounter in both published research and the next phase of their studies.Online Resource Centre:For students:A diagnostic maths test to help students identify their strengths and weaknesses* Exemplar lab reports (good and bad)* Example ethics applications forms* Full answers to the in-text study questions* SPSS screencasts* Links to papers and websitesFor lecturers:* Worksheets with additional datasets* Fully worked answers to worksheets* MCQs* Figures and tables from the book, ready to download* Animated solutions to the hand calculations
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Research Methods in Psychology For Dummies

Author: Martin Dempster,Donncha Hanna

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119035104

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 2181

Your hands-on introduction to research methods in psychology Looking for an easily accessible overview of research methods in psychology? This is the book for you! Whether you need to get ahead in class, you're pressed for time, or you just want a take on a topic that's not covered in your textbook, Research Methods in Psychology For Dummies has you covered. Written in plain English and packed with easy-to-follow instruction, this friendly guide takes the intimidation out of the subject and tackles the fundamentals of psychology research in a way that makes it approachable and comprehensible, no matter your background. Inside, you'll find expert coverage of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including surveys, case studies, laboratory observations, tests and experiments—and much more. Serves as an excellent supplement to course textbooks Provides a clear introduction to the scientific method Presents the methodologies and techniques used in psychology research Written by the authors of Psychology Statistics For Dummies If you're a first or second year psychology student and want to supplement your doorstop-sized psychology textbook—and boost your chances of scoring higher at exam time—this hands-on guide breaks down the subject into easily digestible bits and propels you towards success.
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Quantitative and Statistical Research Methods

From Hypothesis to Results

Author: William E. Martin,Krista D. Bridgmon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111823457X

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 7867

Quantitative and Statistical Research Methods This user-friendly textbook teaches students to understand and apply procedural steps in completing quantitative studies. It explains statistics while progressing through the steps of the hypothesis-testing process from hypothesis to results. The research problems used in the book reflect statistical applications related to interesting and important topics. In addition, the book provides a Research Analysis and Interpretation Guide to help students analyze research articles. Designed as a hands-on resource, each chapter covers a single research problem and offers directions for implementing the research method from start to finish. Readers will learn how to: Pinpoint research questions and hypotheses Identify, classify, and operationally define the study variables Choose appropriate research designs Conduct power analysis Select an appropriate statistic for the problem Use a data set Conduct data screening and analyses using SPSS Interpret the statistics Write the results related to the problem Quantitative and Statistical Research Methods allows students to immediately, independently, and successfully apply quantitative methods to their own research projects.
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Understanding Psychology as a Science

An Introduction to Scientific and Statistical Inference

Author: Zoltan Dienes

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137096055

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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What makes psychology a science? What is the logic underlying psychological research? In this groundbreaking book Zoltán Dienes introduces students to key issues in the philosophy of science and statistics that have a direct and vital bearing on the practice of research in psychology. The book is organised around the influential thinkers and conceptual debates which pervade psychological research and teaching but until now have not been made accessible to students. In a clear and fluid style, Dienes takes the reader on a compelling tour of the ideas of: - Popper - Kuhn& Lakatos - Neyman& Pearson - Bayes - Fisher& Royall Featuring examples drawn from extensive teaching experience to ground the ideas firmly in psychological science, the book is an ideal companion to courses and modules in psychological research methods and also to those covering conceptual and historical issues.
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Introduction to Research Methods

A Hands-On Approach

Author: Bora Pajo

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 148338697X

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Introduction to Research Methods: A Hands-On Approach makes learning research methods easy for students by giving them activities they can experience and do on their own. With clear, simple, and even humorous prose, this text offers students a straightforward introduction to an exciting new world of social science and behavioral research. Rather than making research seem intimidating, author Bora Pajo shows students how research can be an easy, ongoing conversation on topics that matter in their lives. Each chapter includes real research examples that illustrate specific topics that the chapter covers, guides that help students explore actual research challenges in more depth, and ethical considerations relating to specific chapter topics. 3 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Read This Book 1. Conducting research can be fun when you see it in terms that relate to your everyday life. 2. Knowing how to do research will open many doors for you in your career. It will open your mind to new ideas on what you might pursue in the future (e.g., becoming an entrepreneur, opening your own nongovernmental organization, or running your own health clinic), and give you an extra analytic skill to brag about in your job interviews. 3. Understanding research will make you an educated consumer. You will be able to evaluate the information before you and determine what to accept and what to reject. Truth be told, understanding research will save you money in the short and long term*. *From Chapter 1 of Introduction to Research Methods: A Hands-On Approach
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Statistics Translated

A Step-by-step Guide to Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Author: Steven R. Terrell

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462503217

Category: Social Science

Page: 409

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Written in a humorous and encouraging style, this text shows how the most common statistical tools can be used to answer interesting real-world questions, presented as mysteries to be solved. Engaging research examples lead the reader through a series of six steps, from identifying a researchable problem to stating a hypothesis, identifying independent and dependent variables, and selecting and interpreting appropriate statistical tests. All techniques are demonstrated both manually and with the help of SPSS software. The book provides students and others who may need to read and interpret statistically based research with the essential knowledge and skills needed to make decisions based on data. ? Pedagogical Features Include: *Checklists of key words and formulas in every chapter. *Examples of SPSS screenshots used for analyzing data. *Cautionary notes plus "Putting It All Together" section recaps. *End-of-chapter self-quizzes (with full answers and explanations). *Glossary of terms.
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Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

Author: Hugh Coolican

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1444170120

Category: Psychology

Page: 774

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This sixth edition of Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology has been fully revised and updated, providing students with the most readable and comprehensive survey of research methods, statistical concepts and procedures in psychology today. Assuming no prior knowledge, this bestselling text takes you through every stage of your research project giving advice on planning and conducting studies, analysing data and writing up reports. The book provides clear coverage of statistical procedures, and includes everything needed from nominal level tests to multi-factorial ANOVA designs, multiple regression and log linear analysis. It features detailed and illustrated SPSS instructions for all these procedures eliminating the need for an extra SPSS textbook. New features in the sixth edition include: "Tricky bits" - in-depth notes on the things that students typically have problems with, including common misunderstandings and likely mistakes. Improved coverage of qualitative methods and analysis, plus updates to Grounded Theory, Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis and Discourse Analysis. A full and recently published journal article using Thematic Analysis, illustrating how articles appear in print. Discussion of contemporary issues and debates, including recent coverage of journals’ reluctance to publish replication of studies. Fully updated online links, offering even more information and useful resources, especially for statistics. Each chapter contains a glossary, key terms and newly integrated exercises, ensuring that key concepts are understood. A companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/coolican) provides additional exercises, revision flash cards, links to further reading and data for use with SPSS.
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Methods in Psychological Research

Author: Annabel Ness Evans,Bryan J. Rooney

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 148332334X

Category: Psychology

Page: 440

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This interactive and highly applied text engages students with a rich mix of pedagogy (including unique FAQs and FYIs), a casual reader-friendly writing style, and examples of real psychological research from both research literature and student research projects. In this updated third edition of Methods in Psychological Research, authors Annabel Ness Evans and Bryan J. Rooney focus on applying concepts and doing research with simple in-text exercises. Friendly and supportive in tone, this unique presentation of the basics conveys to students the excitement and fun of the research enterprise.
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Research Methods in Psychology

Evaluating a World of Information, Second Edition

Author: Beth Moring

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393936937

Category: Psychology

Page: 604

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This market-leading text emphasizes future consumers of psychological research, uses real-world examples drawn from popular media, and develops students’ critical-thinking skills as they become systematic interrogators of information in their everyday lives.
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Research Methods, Statistics, and Applications

Author: Kathrynn A. Adams,Eva K. Lawrence

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506350461

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

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This updated Second Edition of Research Methods, Statistics, and Applications consistently integrates methods and statistics to prepare students for both graduate work and critical analysis of research as professionals and informed citizens. Maintaining the conversational writing style, multiple examples, and hands-on applications of key concepts that made the first edition so accessible, Kathrynn A. Adams and Eva K. Lawrence enhance the new edition with additional coverage of online data collection, inferential statistics, and regression and ANOVA, as well as a wide range of diverse examples. In every chapter, the authors develop and apply research topics and examples from the current research literature across all aspects of the research process. New to this Edition New diverse examples from current research literature in criminal justice, politics, education, and counseling expose students to different research designs in the social sciences and demonstrate commonalities. New chapter-ending The Big Picture sections with appropriate charts and tables encourage students to consider decisions about specific statistical analyses. Two separate chapters (Inferential Statistics and Comparing Your Sample to a Known or Expected Score) now allow instructors to focus on the theoretical concepts associated with inferential statistics before introducing each specific inferential statistic to enhance student understanding. Expanded coverage of inferential statistics includes more discussion of APA guidelines for appropriate statistics and more focus on effect sizes and confidence intervals. New consistent headings make it easy for students to quickly locate information and for instructors to identify sections they may wish to focus on, skip, or present in a different order.
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Qualitative Data

An Introduction to Coding and Analysis

Author: Carl Auerbach,Louise B. Silverstein

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814706940

Category: Psychology

Page: 202

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In many arenas the debate is raging over the nature of sexual orientation. Queer Words, Queer Images addresses this debate, but with a difference, arguing that homosexuality has become an issue precisely because of the way in which we discuss, debate, and communicate about the concept and experience of homosexuality. The debate over homosexuality is fundamentally an issue of communication--as we can see by the recent controversy over gays in the military. This controversy, termed by one gay man as the annoying habit of heterosexual men to overestimate their own attractiveness, has been debated in communication-sensitive terms, such as morale and discipline. The twenty chapters address such subjects as gay political language, homosexuality and AIDS on prime-time television, the politics of male homosexuality in young adult fiction, the identification of female athleticism with lesbianism, the politics of identity in the works of Edmund White, and coming out strategies. This is must reading for students of communication practices and theory, and for everyone interested in human sexuality. Contributing to the book are: James Chesebro (Indiana State), James Darsey (Ohio State), Joseph A. Devito (Hunter College, CUNY), Timothy Edgar (Purdue), Mary Anne Fitzpatrick (Wisconsin, Madison), Karen A. Foss (Humboldt State), Kirk Fuoss (St. Lawrence), Larry Gross (Pennsylvania), Darlene Hantzis (Indiana State), Fred E. Jandt (California State, San Bernardino), Mercilee Jenkins (San Francisco State), Valerie Lehr (St. Lawrence), Lynn C. Miller (Texas, Austin), Marguerite Moritz (Colorado, Boulder), Fred L. Myrick (Spring Hill), Emile Netzhammer (Buffalo State), Elenie Opffer, Dorothy S. Painter (Ohio State), Karen Peper (Michigan), Nicholas F. Radel (Furman), R. Jeffrey Ringer (St. Cloud State), Scott Shamp (Georgia), Paul Siegel (Gallaudet), Jacqueline Taylor (Depaul), Julia T. Wood (North Carolina, Chapel Hill).
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Research in Psychology

A Practical Guide to Methods and Statistics

Author: Colin Dyer

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405125268

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Colin Dyer’s Research in Psychology provides a concise and accessible introduction to research methods and statistics in the field, presenting a clear focus on the practicalities of how to effectively conduct research. Presents thorough coverage of key areas and topics. Provides consistently clear exposition and explanation, while remaining succinct and concise. Coverage of SPSS Versions 11, 12 and 13. Focuses on the practicalities of research, (the “how to do it” element). Includes qualitative, as well as quantitative, approaches . Meets the current needs of students with little background in research methods and statistics.
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Research Methods in Psychology

A Handbook, Third Edition

Author: Wendy A. Schweigert

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478610158

Category: Psychology

Page: 353

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Suitable as a primary text or as a supplement, this versatile handbook is ideal for any research-oriented psychology course. Each chapter independently covers a commonly used research method, giving instructors the flexibility to tailor the book to meet the needs of their courses. Chapter outlines, concept questions and exercises (along with a selected set of answers), lists of important terms and concepts, and clearly written explanations of basic statistical techniques are among the books many notable features. Basic guidelines of how to write, format, and publish research results emphasize a hands-on approach to conducting psychological research. The Third Edition includes a new full chapter on literature searches and more information on the Internets role in various facets of research. Schweigerts clear, succinct writing style, her focus on the fundamentals of research design, and her thorough coverage engage students who are at all levels of exposure to research methods. In the end, all students will learn to embrace the ethics and process of collecting and presenting useful, accurate data.
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Statistics As Principled Argument

Author: Robert P. Abelson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135694419

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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In this illuminating volume, Robert P. Abelson delves into the too-often dismissed problems of interpreting quantitative data and then presenting them in the context of a coherent story about one's research. Unlike too many books on statistics, this is a remarkably engaging read, filled with fascinating real-life (and real-research) examples rather than with recipes for analysis. It will be of true interest and lasting value to beginning graduate students and seasoned researchers alike. The focus of the book is that the purpose of statistics is to organize a useful argument from quantitative evidence, using a form of principled rhetoric. Five criteria, described by the acronym MAGIC (magnitude, articulation, generality, interestingness, and credibility) are proposed as crucial features of a persuasive, principled argument. Particular statistical methods are discussed, with minimum use of formulas and heavy data sets. The ideas throughout the book revolve around elementary probability theory, t tests, and simple issues of research design. It is therefore assumed that the reader has already had some access to elementary statistics. Many examples are included to explain the connection of statistics to substantive claims about real phenomena.
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Activities for Teaching Statistics and Research Methods

A Guide for Psychology Instructors

Author: Jeffrey R. Stowell,William E. Addison

Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

ISBN: 9781433827143

Category: Psychology

Page: 133

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This book offers original, classroom-tested activities to teach high school and undergraduate students essential concepts in research methods and statistics.
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Key Research and Study Skills in Psychology

Author: Sieglinde McGee

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446247686

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here 'I am happy to recommend this to my students as it covers jargon without using jargon and explains all those simple things that many academics take for granted. It also gives good examples of how to get the best from your time studying psychology from how to write good essays to the rules of writing lab reports' - Dr Jay Coogan University of East London 'I am happy to recommend this to my students as it covers jargon without using jargon and explains all those simple things that many academics take for granted. It also gives good examples of how to get the best from your time studying psychology from how to write good essays to the rules of writing lab reports.' Dr Joy Coogan, University of East London This book provides students with a wide range of research and study skills necessary for achieving a successful classification on a psychology degree course. It replaces the stress and fear experienced when encountering essays, reports, statistics and exams with a sense of confidence, enthusiasm and even fun. Sieglinde McGee presents indispensable instruction, advice and tips on note making and note taking, evaluating academic literature, writing critical essays, preparing for and doing essay and MCQ exams, understanding research methods and issues associated with conducting research, writing and presenting reports and research and also some important computer skills. Examples provided will show how to score well on assignments and exams and also the sort of approach, layout, errors, omissions or answer-style that would achieve a lower grade. Practical exercises and interactive tasks are integrated throughout to clarify key points and give the students a chance to practise on their own. This is a useful resource for students taking modules in study and research skills in psychology and an essential guide for all other students studying on psychology programmes. Dr Sieglinde McGee is an Associate of the School of Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin, where she taught for several years.
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Advanced Statistics in Research

Reading, Understanding, and Writing Up Data Analysis Results

Author: Larry Hatcher

Publisher: Shadow Finch Media LLC

ISBN: 9780985867003

Category: Mathematical statistics

Page: 632

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"Advanced Statistics in Research: Reading, Understanding, and Writing Up Data Analysis Results" is the simple, nontechnical introduction to the most complex multivariate statistics presented in empirical research articles. "wwwStatsInResearch.com, " is a companion website that provides free sample chapters, exercises, and PowerPoint slides for students and teachers. A free 600-item test bank is available to instructors. "Advanced Statistics in Research" does not show how to "perform" statistical procedures--it shows how to read, understand, and interpret them, as they are typically presented in journal articles and research reports. It demystifies the sophisticated statistics that stop most readers cold: multiple regression, logistic regression, discriminant analysis, ANOVA, ANCOVA, MANOVA, factor analysis, path analysis, structural equation modeling, meta-analysis--and more. "Advanced Statistics in Research" assumes that you have never had a course in statistics. It begins at the beginning, with research design, central tendency, variability, z scores, and the normal curve. You will learn (or re-learn) the big-three results that are common to most procedures: statistical significance, confidence intervals, and effect size. Step-by-step, each chapter gently builds on earlier concepts. Matrix algebra is avoided, and complex topics are explained using simple, easy-to-understand examples. "Need help writing up your results?" Advanced Statistics in Research shows how data-analysis results can be summarized in text, tables, and figures according to APA format. You will see how to present the basics (e.g., means and standard deviations) as well as the advanced (e.g., factor patterns, post-hoc tests, path models, and more). "Advanced Statistics in Research" is appropriate as a textbook for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates (see supplementary materials at StatsInResearch.com). It also serves as a handy shelf reference for investigators and all consumers of research.
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Lab Manual for Psychological Research

Author: Dawn M. McBride,J. Cooper Cutting

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506311369

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Packed with checklists and how-to sections, Lab Manual for Psychological Research by Dawn M. McBride and J. Cooper Cutting includes a wealth of hands-on exercises focusing on research methods, research projects, APA style, and avoiding plagiarism. New to the Revised Third Edition are 13 exercises designed to help students develop some of the more difficult research skills. Bundle the lab manual with McBride’s The Process of Research in Psychology, Third Edition. Order using Bundle ISBN: 978-1-5063-2351-0.
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A practical guide to behavioral research

tools and techniques

Author: Robert Sommer,Barbara Baker Sommer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195039788

Category: Psychology

Page: 297

View: 9999

A clear, concise guide to the tools and techniques of behavioral research, this updated second edition stresses a hands-on, multimethod approach to undergraduates in many fields of study. It covers both laboratory and field experimentation, and addresses questions that often confront beginners, such as how to conduct an interview, how to design a questionnaire, and how to make systematic observations of behavior. The book will give students a solid grounding in methods of observation, in experiment and survey design, and in techniques of sampling, statistics, and analysis.
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Statistical Methods for Psychology

Author: David Howell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111835489

Category: Psychology

Page: 792

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STATISTICAL METHODS FOR PSYCHOLOGY surveys the statistical techniques commonly used in the behavioral and social sciences, particularly psychology and education. To help students gain a better understanding of the specific statistical hypothesis tests that are covered throughout the text, author David Howell emphasizes conceptual understanding. This Eighth Edition continues to focus students on two key themes that are the cornerstones of this book’s success: the importance of looking at the data before beginning a hypothesis test, and the importance of knowing the relationship between the statistical test in use and the theoretical questions being asked by the experiment. New and expanded topics--reflecting the evolving realm of statistical methods--include effect size, meta-analysis, and treatment of missing data. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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