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Research Methods in Psychology: Evaluating a World of Information, 4th International Student Edition

ISBN: 9780393536287

Featuring an emphasis on future consumers of psychological research and examples drawn from popular media, Research Methods in Psychology: Evaluating a World of Information develops students’ critical-thinking skills as they evaluate information in their everyday lives. The Fourth Edition of this best-selling text takes learning to a new level for both consumers and producers by offering new content, interactive learning, and online assessment to help them master the concepts.

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  • Content tailored to consumers and producers of research: While the text serves future consumers of research — students who will go on to read and use research in their chosen professions — it also serves future producers — students who will go on to receive a PhD and eventually design and conduct studies in an academic setting.
  • Become critical thinkers and evaluators of research and claims made in the media, with the text’s active learning approach that is integrated throughout.
Beth Morling
PART I – INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC REASONING
Chapter 1. Psychology is a way of thinking
Chapter 2. Sources of information: Why research is best and how to find it
Chapter 3. Three claims, four validities: Interrogation tools for consumers of research

PART II – RESEARCH FOUNDATIONS FOR ANY CLAIM
Chapter 4. Ethical guidelines for psychology research
Chapter 5. Identifying good measurement

PART III – TOOLS FOR EVALUATING FREQUENCY CLAIMS
Chapter 6. Surveys and observations: Describing what people do
Chapter 7. Sampling: Estimating the frequency of behaviours and beliefs

PART IV – TOOLS FOR EVALUATING ASSOCIATION CLAIMS
Chapter 8. Bivariate correlational research
Chapter 9. Multivariate correlational research

PART V – TOOLS FOR EVALUATING CAUSAL CLAIMS
Chapter 10. Introduction to simple experiments
Chapter 11. More on experiments: Confounding and obscuring variables
Chapter 12. Experiments with more than one independent variable

PART VI – BALANCING RESEARCH PRIORITIES
Chapter 13. Quasi-experiments and small-N designs
Chapter 14. Replication, transparency and real-world importance

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