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Research methods in psychology : evaluating a world of information / Beth Morling.

By: Morling, Beth.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York ; London : W. W. Norton & Company, c.2015Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xxxi, 604 p. : ill. (col.) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780393936933 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Psychology -- Research -- Methodology -- Textbooks | Psychology, Experimental -- Textbooks | | BAEPS, Business Administration May2015Genre/Form: -- Reading bookDDC classification: 150.72
Contents:
Introduction to scientific reasoning -- Psychology is a way of thinking -- Sources of information : why research is best and how to find it -- Three claims, four validities : interrogation tools for consumers of research -- Research foundations for any claim -- Ethical guidelines for psychology research -- Identifying good measurement -- Tools for evaluating frequency claims -- Surveys and observations : describing what people do -- Sampling : estimating the frequency of behaviors and beliefs -- Tools for evaluating association claims -- Bivariate correlational research -- Multivariate correlational research -- Tools for evaluating causal claims -- Introduction to simple experiments -- More on experiments : confounding and obscuring variables -- Experiments with more than one independent variable -- Balancing research priorities -- Quasi-experiments and small-n designs -- Replicability, generalization, and the real world -- References -- Credits -- Name index -- Subject index.
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Glossary : p. 547-556.

Index : p. 591-604.

Bibliography : p. 571-590.

Introduction to scientific reasoning -- Psychology is a way of thinking -- Sources of information : why research is best and how to find it -- Three claims, four validities : interrogation tools for consumers of research -- Research foundations for any claim -- Ethical guidelines for psychology research -- Identifying good measurement -- Tools for evaluating frequency claims -- Surveys and observations : describing what people do -- Sampling : estimating the frequency of behaviors and beliefs -- Tools for evaluating association claims -- Bivariate correlational research -- Multivariate correlational research -- Tools for evaluating causal claims -- Introduction to simple experiments -- More on experiments : confounding and obscuring variables -- Experiments with more than one independent variable -- Balancing research priorities -- Quasi-experiments and small-n designs -- Replicability, generalization, and the real world -- References -- Credits -- Name index -- Subject index.

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