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Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology [Paperback]

Dr Dennis Howitt , Prof Duncan Cramer
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Table of Contents





Part 1     The basics of research            

1)      The role of research in psychology    

2)      Aims and hypotheses in research          

3)      Variables, concepts and measures

4)      The problems of generalisation: Chance findings and sample size

5)      Research reports: The total picture

6)      Examples of how to write research reports

7)       The literature search

8)      Ethics in research


Part 2                Quantitative research methods

9)       The basic laboratory experiment

10)     Advanced experimental design

11)     Cross sectional or correlational research: Non-manipulation studies

12)     Longitudinal studies

13)     Sampling and population surveys


Part 3               Fundamentals of testing and measurement

14)     Psychological tests: Their use and construction

15)     Reliability and validity: Evaluating the value of tests and measures

16)     Coding data


Part 4     Qualitative research methods

17)      Why qualitative research?

18)      Qualitative data collection

19)      Transcribing language data: The Jefferson system

20)       Data analysis: Grounded theory

21)      Thematic Analysis

22)      Discourse Analysis

23)      Conversation analysis

24)      Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA)

25)      Evaluating qualitative research


Part 5                Research for projects, dissertations and theses

26)    Developing ideas for research





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