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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.
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 University
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 University
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