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Advanced Research Methods for Applied Psychology

Design, Analysis and Reporting, 1st Edition

Edited by Paula Brough

Routledge

320 pages

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Description

This is the first comprehensive guide to the range of research methods available to applied psychologists. Ideally suited to students and researchers alike, and covering both quantitative and qualitative techniques, the book takes readers on a journey from research design to final reporting.

The book is divided into four sections, with chapters written by leading international researchers working in a range of applied settings:

  • Getting Started
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis
  • Research Dissemination

With coverage of sampling and ethical issues, and chapters on everything from experimental and quasi-experimental designs to longitudinal data collection and focus groups, the book provides a concise overview not only of the options available for applied research, but also of how to make sense of the data produced. It includes chapters on organizational interventions and the use of digital technologies, and concludes with chapters on how to publish your research, whether it’s a thesis, journal article or organisational report.

This is a must-have book for anyone conducting psychological research in an applied setting.

Reviews

"Advanced Research Methods for Applied Psychology is a thorough and accessible introduction to the research methods used by applied psychologists and organizational researchers. It includes both basic and advanced topics as well as topics that are often overlooked in books on research methodology. It is both a teaching tool for students learning to conduct research and a resource for experienced researchers who need a source to consult on a particular topic."Paul Spector, University of South Florida, USA

"This comprehensive book contains a set of accessible and practical chapters dealing with the essentials of doing applied research in psychology, from designing a study to reporting its results. I am sure that many researchers in psychology – at all levels – will profit from the insights discussed in this book."Toon W. Taris, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

"This is a comprehensive guide to the range of research methods available to applied psychologists. Covering both quantitative and qualitative techniques, the book takes readers on a journey from research design to final reporting."— Journal of Consumer Policy

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Advanced Research Methods for Applied Psychologists Paula Brough

Section 1: Getting Started

2. Designing Impactful Research Paula Brough and Amy Hawkes

3. Research Sampling: A Pragmatic Approach Andrew Robertson and Chris G. Sibley

4. Research Ethics for Human Research and Legal Issues Gary Allen and Olav Muurlink

5. Instrumentation Stephen A. Woods

Section 2: Data Collection

6. Systematic Reviews David Gough and Michelle Richardson

7. Research Using Archival Data Gwenith G. Fisher and Dorey S. Chaffee

8. Overview of Qualitative Methods Olav Muurlink

9. Interviews, Focus Groups and Delphi Techniques Jennifer Brown

10. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs William H. Yeaton

11. Surveys and Web Research Danielle R. Wald, Bradley E. Gray, and Erin M. Eatough

12. Assessing Cognitive Processes John O’Gorman, David Shum, and Candice Bowman

13. Longitudinal Data Collection Christian Dormann and Christina Guthier

14. Diary Studies, Event Sampling and Smart Phone Apps Joel M. Hektner

15. Organisational Interventions Amanda Biggs

Section 3: The Nitty Gritty: Data Analysis

16. Managing Missing Data: Concepts, Theories and Methods Rachel Davies, Stefano Occhipinti, and Liz Jones

17. Data Preparation Stefano Occhipinti and Caley Tapp

18. Content Analysis and Thematic Analysis Kimberly A. Neuendorf

19. ‘Real’ Analyses Carlo Tramontano and Roberta Fida

20. Mediation Analysis and Conditional Process Models Joshua L. Howard, Patrick D. Dunlop, and Michael J. Zyphur

21. Structural Equation Modelling Yanyun Yang

22. Multilevel Analyses Duygu Biricik Gulseren and E. Kevin Kelloway

23. Social Network Analysis Alan Sloane and Seamus O’Reilly

Section 4: Research Dissemination

24. Publishing Your Research Craig McGarty and Zoe C. Walter

25. Producing an Academic Thesis and an Organisational Report Toni Fowlie, Maree Roche, and Michael O’Driscoll

About the Editor

Paula Brough is a Professor of Organizational Psychology in the School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Australia. Paula conducts research in organisational psychology with a specific focus on occupational health psychology. Paula’s primary research areas include: occupational stress, employee health and wellbeing, work-life balance, and the psychosocial work environment. Paula assesses how work environments can be improved via job redesign, supportive leadership practices, and enhanced equity to improve employee health, work commitment, and productivity. Paula is an Editorial Board member of Journal of Organisational Behavior, Work and Stress, and the International Journal of Stress Management.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General
PSY030000
PSYCHOLOGY / Research & Methodology