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Doing Psycholgy Experiments

Doing Psycholgy Experiments
Author: David W. Martin
ISBN 13: 9780495115779
ISBN 10: 495115770
Edition: 7th
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication Date: 2004
Format: Paperback
Pages: 363
List Price: N/A

Blending humor and an informal writing style, Martin (psychology, North Carolina State University) familiarizes undergraduate students with processes for designing, executing, interpreting, and reporting simple experiments in psychology. Decision making aspects of research are emphasized, and the logic behind research procedures is fully explained. This sixth edition features Web links and expanded material on searching electronic databases. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Blends informality, humor, and solid scholarship in telling how to design, execute, interpret, and report simple experiments in psychology. Walks through the experimentation process step by step, emphasizing decision-making aspects of research and the logic behind research procedures. Includes chapter summaries, and exercises keyed to InfoTrac College Edition, an online database. This edition contains new discussion of benefits derived from animal research, early coverage of external and internal validity, and instructions on performing electronic searches. For methods courses in psychology. Martin teaches psychology at North Carolina State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)