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Doing Social Psychology : Published in Association with the Open University - Dorothy Miell

Doing Social Psychology

Published in Association with the Open University

By: Dorothy Miell (Editor), Margaret Wetherell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st December 1998
ISBN: 9780761960508
Number Of Pages: 336

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This textbook offers a comprehensive guide to carrying out a research project in social psychology. Throughout, it challenges the reader to tackle the key methodological and theoretical issues in conducting research.

Following an introduction to key issues, the book uses eight fully piloted social psychological studies to demonstrate a wide range of methods and associated theories. Methods described are:

In-depth interviews

Social representations of gender in the media

Experimental studies of person perception and framing of risk

Structured group observations

Kelly repgrids

Interaction diaries

Survey methods


Each method and associated theory is clearly introduced

Step by step instructions on how to conduct the project are given

Guidance is given on the materials and participants needed, the ethical issues involved and the methods of analysis to be used.

This book will be an invaluable resource for students of social psychology, whether working individually or within groups.

Doing Social Psychology is one of five books which form the core of the Open University's course Social Psychology: Personal Lives, Social Worlds. Each is designed as an independent text for use by undergraduates studying social psychology as well as being of relevance to researchers and a wider readership.

About the Editors:

Dorothy Miell is Course Team Chair of Social Psychology and senior lecturer in Psychology at The Open University. Margaret Wetherell is senior lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Psychology at The Open University.

Introduction - Dorothy Miell and Margaret WetherellAn Experimental Investigation of Primacy and Perseverance Effects in Person Perception - Patrick McGheeRelationships, Social Networks and Social Interaction - Patrick McGhee With Dorothy Miell An Exploration in Diary MethodologiesStructured Observation and the Investigation of Group Interaction - Carol Tindall and Peter BanisterDesigning a Survey and Constructing a Questionnaire - Roger SapsfordAn Experimental Investigation of Framing Effects and Decision Making - Patrick McGheeGlances into Personal Worlds - Carol Tindall The Construction and Analysis of Repertory GridsSocial Representatives of Gender in the Media - Nicola Morant Quantitative and Qualitative Content AnalysisDiscovering Subjective Meanings - Jane Henry Depth Interviewing

ISBN: 9780761960508
ISBN-10: 0761960503
Series: Published in Association with the Open University
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st December 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.15 x 18.29  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.72