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Research Methods in Psychology - Jonathan A. Smith

Research Methods in Psychology

By: Jonathan A. Smith (Editor), Glynis M. Breakwell (Editor), Daniel B. Wright (Editor)

Paperback Published: 20th April 2012
ISBN: 9780857022646
Number Of Pages: 616

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Research Methods in Psychology has been substantially revised in its fourth edition. Continuing to offer enviable coverage of the research methods that psychology students at intermediate levels need to cover in their course, the textbook has now been broadened to cover the full suite of beginner level research methods too. The result is extensive coverage of psychological methods, both quantitative and qualitative, and a textbook that will serve students perfectly from day one in their course at university.

Research Methods in Psychology in its fourth edition includes:

* Extended statistical coverage, including new chapters on Descriptive Statistics, Inferential Statistics, ANOVA, Regression and Correlation, and Latent Variable Models

* Further New Chapters on Content Analysis and Writing up your Research

* New introductory sections placing each method in context and showing students how they relate to the bigger 'real world' picture.

* Intuitive structure and visual layout makes the book easy to navigate so you can quickly find the content you need.

This textbook is ideal for beginner and intermediate level psychological research methods students worldwide.

Visit the Research Methods in Psychology companion website www.sagepub.co.uk/breakwell4e to take advantage of additional resources for students and lecturers.

Industry Reviews

I like the way that different authors have contributed to the textbook. I think it is presented coherently and benefits from having each chapter written by an expert in that field
Dr James Smith-Spark
Department of Psychology, London South Bank Universit

This book provides an excellent introduction to both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and also includes informative overviews of the many analyses and statistical procedures that are typically taught at undergraduate level. The text manages to be both comprehensive and accessible, with useful exercises to challenge and test the reader's knowledge. This book is very enlightening for both students and tutors alike
Dr Paul Richardson
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Sheffield Hallam Universit

Excellent coverage! Students prefer it because they only need the one book. Covers all they need really
Dr Maria Kontogianni
Nottingham Trent University, School of Education

This 4th edition of Breakwell's Research Methods in Psychology is truly exceptional. Broad coverage of diverse methods with down-to-earth, jargon-free explanations that make clear not only the how but also the why of research methods. Students will come away with deeper appreciation of the thoroughness and value of scientific research in Psychology. One of the most accessible and comprehensive textbooks of its kind, this book is likely to engage the budding scientist in most students
Dr Harry Reis
Professor of Psychology, Department of Clinical & Social Psychology, University of Rochester

List of Contributorsp. vii
What This Book Does: Key features and additional resourcesp. xi
About the Companion Websitep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Research Questions and Planning Researchp. 3
Quantitative Research: Data Collection and Analysisp. 15
Introduction to Quantitative Researchp. 17
Experimental Designp. 39
Quasi-experimental Designsp. 75
Surveys and Samplingp. 93
Questionnaire Designp. 113
Psychometricsp. 141
Descriptive Statistics: Graphical and Numerical Methodsp. 163
Inferential Statisticsp. 191
Factorial ANOVAp. 211
Correlation and Regressionp. 243
Exploratory Factor Analysisp. 279
Qualitative Research: Data Collection and Analysisp. 319
Introduction to Qualitative Methodsp. 321
Observational Methodsp. 343
Interviewingp. 367
Diary and Narrative Methodsp. 391
Focus Groupsp. 411
Interpretative Phenomenological Analysisp. 439
Grounded Theoryp. 461
Discburse Analysisp. 485
Content Analysisp. 511
Writing Up Your Researchp. 531
What if Victor Had Used the APA Manual to Write Up His Research?p. 533
Glossaryp. 545
Referencesp. 563
Indexp. 585
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ISBN: 9780857022646
ISBN-10: 0857022644
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 616
Published: 20th April 2012
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 19.0  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 1.21
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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