Understanding psychological research by finding a problem, discovering the clues, and evaluating the evidence.
The Psychologist as Detectives introduces students to the research process. The authors treat psychological research as a detective case in which a problem is presented, clues are discovered, evidence is evaluated, and a report is prepared for consideration by peers.
Found within MySearchLab, or as a stand-alone, Operation ARA is a new “smart game” that teaches critical thinking and research methods in the context of a “save the world” story-line.
Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:
- Think critically about research and research methods
- Analyze research as a problem solving procedure
- Develop research skills by looking at examples of research studies
- Evaluate evidence from a research study and prepare a report or summary of the case
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Psychological Research and the Research Methods Course
Chapter 2 Developing a Good Research Idea and Conducting an Ethical Project
Chapter 3 Qualitative Research Methods
Chapter 4 Nonexperimental Methods: Descriptive Methods, Correlational Studies, Ex Post Facto Studies, Survey and Questionnaires, Sampling, and Basic Research Strategies
Chapter 5 Using the Scientific Method in Psychology
Chapter 6 Conducting a Good Experiment I: Variables and Control
Chapter 7 Conducting a Good Experiment II: Final Considerations, Unanticipated Influences, and Cross-Cultural Issues
Chapter 8 Internal and External Validity
Chapter 9 Using Statistics to Answer Questions
Chapter 10 Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with Two Groups
Chapter 11 Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with More than Two Groups
Chapter 12 Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with Multiple Independent Variables
Chapter 13 Alternative Research Designs
Chapter 14 Writing and Assembling an APA-Format Research Report
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