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Research Methods in Psychology (Available Titles CengageNOW)

Research Methods in Psychology (Available Titles CengageNOW)
Author: David G. Elmes - Barry H. Kantowitz - III Henry L
ISBN 13: 9780534609764
ISBN 10: 534609767
Edition: 8
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2005-07-15
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 480
List Price: $311.95

This undergraduate textbook walks through the process of conducting sound research and critically evaluating the research of others, and introduces descriptive methods of gathering psychological data, relational procedures, and the characteristics of a good experiment. The eighth edition emphasizes the role of technology, incorporates recent research projects, and adds web site addresses. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Emphasizing the basic concepts, practices, and the role of experimentation in psychology, this textbook discusses the nature of explanation, validity and reliability, observation, relational research, experimental design, small- experimentation, quasi-experimentation, ethics, literature reviews, interpretation, and presentions of results. Statistical appendices cover descriptive and inferential statistics, as well as providing statistical tables. The authors teach psychology at American universities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)