New edition of a text exploring the research process in psychology. Myers and Hanson (Oakland U.) explain the key principles of research, particularly experimental research, within the context of concrete examples. The 16 chapters discuss the scientific method, the development of a hypothesis, how to design and execute an experiment, how to analyze and interpret the results, ethical issues, and how to write a research report. Includes many examples drawn from various areas and subdisciplines of psychology, as well as statistical material.
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An introduction to the basic principles of psychological research, with a main focus on experimentation, though alternative approaches are discussed as well. Includes sections on research ethics, formulating a hypothesis, between-subjects and within-subjects designs, statistics, analyzing results, drawing conclusions, and writing research reports. The appendices contain computational formulas, statistical tables, and a journal article in manuscript form. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.