Introducing Research and Data in Psychology

A Guide to Methods and Analysis

By Ann Searle

© 1999 – Routledge

288 pages

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Paperback: 9780415188753
pub: 1999-05-20
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About the Book

Introducing Research and Data in Psychology shows how research design and data analysis are attainable and useful skills. It introduces both experimental and non-experimental methods of research and the analysis of data using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The uses, interpretation and calculation of common two sample statistical tests are explained. This comprehensive textbook includes the following designed features to help with technique:

  • Practice exam answers to show how to achieve a higher grade
  • Chapter summaries
  • Glossary
  • Case studies and examples
  • Exercises and a full bibliography.

Table of Contents

Hypotheses. Experimental and Non-Experimental Methods. Designs in Research. Sampling. Bias. Reliability. Validity. Controlling Variables. Ethical Issues. Presentation of Data. Measurement. Tests. Interpreting the Results of Statistical Tests. Interpreting Qualitative Research. Writing Reports. Study Aids. Appendix: Critical Value Tables. Glossary. Bibliography. Answers to Exercises. Index

About the Series

Routledge Modular Psychology

The Routledge Modular Psychology series is a completely new approach to introductory level psychology, tailor made to the new modular style of teaching.

Each short book covers a topic in more detail than any large textbook can, allowing teacher and student to select material exactly to suit any particular course or project.

The books have been written especially for those students new to higher level study, whether at school home, college or university.

They include specially designed features to help with technique, such as model essay at an average level with an examiners comments to show how extra marks can be gained. The authors are all examiners and teachers at introductory level.

The Routledge modular texts are all user friendly and accessible and include the following features:

  • Practice essays with specialist commentary to show how to achieve a higher grade
  • Chapter summaries to assist with revision
  • Progress and review exercises
  • Glossary of key terms
  • Summaries of key research
  • Further reading to stimulate ongoing study and research
  • Website addresses for additional information
  • Cross-referencing to other books in the series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General