The authors went to some extra trouble to think intuitively about how someone would actually conduct research. In this second edition of the book, they've not only included case studies and descriptions but also included templates and 'how-to' advice for taking advantage of all the resources out there (apparently a new article on psychology is published every 15 minutes!). The book is also well written and has a modern feel. There is an accompanying website which isn't as good - it does have useful resources, but I immediately couldn't find one of the templates as promised in the book. I'm not rating the website here so the book gets 5 stars.