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Research Methods: Are You Equipped, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Jennifer Bonds-Raacke, John Raacke

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 4, 2011

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Research Methods: Are You Equipped, 1/e  helps students to understand how research methods are important to everyday life. 

 

When preparing to deliver a course, a challenging component for any instructor can be locating a textbook that corresponds to his or her approach. Currently, there are various textbooks available for the course Research Methods in Psychology. However, few (if any) of the textbooks approach the research methods course with the purpose of preparing students to become educated consumers of research. Research Methods: Are You Equipped, 1/e offers a unique solution to the gaps in traditional instructional research methods that are currently in the market. The text provides real world examples and updated research techniques that represent the most current and innovative academic thinking.

 

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

 

Part I Introduction to Research Methods

  -Chapter 1 PSYCHOLOGY AS A SCIENCE

  -Chapter 2 GOALS AND METHODS OF PSYCHOLOGY

  -Chapter 3 ETHICS

 

Part II Nonexperimental Research Methods and Variables

  -Chapter 4 NONEXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH METHODS 52

  -Chapter 5 VARIABLES, RELIABILITY, AND VALIDITY

 

Part III Experimental Research Methods

  -Chapter 6 HYPOTHESIS TESTING

  -Chapter 7 SELECTION OF VARIABLES, OPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS, AND MEASUREMENT ISSUES

  -Chapter 8 SELECTION AND ASSIGNMENT OF

  -Chapter 9 CONTROLS AND THREATS TO INTERNAL

 

Part IV Types of Designs

  -Chapter 10 BETWEEN SUBJECTS DESIGNS

  -Chapter 11 WITHIN SUBJECTS DESIGNS

  -Chapter 12 FACTORIAL DESIGNS

  -Chapter 13 SINGLE CASE DESIGNS

 

Part V Hypothesis Testing Continued and Interpreting Results

  -Chapter 14 HYPOTHESIS TESTING REVISITED

  -Chapter 15 APA STYLE: SIXTH EDITION

 

 

 

Detailed Table of Contents

 

Part I Introduction to Research Methods

 

Chapter 1 PSYCHOLOGY AS A SCIENCE

Are You Equipped?

Research Methods and You Sources of Information

Importance of Being an Educated Consumer

Disconnect between Media and Psychological Research

Recommendations

Section Summary

Science versus Pseudoscience

Pseudoscience

Science

Section Summary

What You Can Expect

"You Try It!" and "Are You Equipped?" Exercises 11

Are You Equipped Now?

Chapter Summary

APA Learning Goals Linkage

 

Chapter 2 GOALS AND METHODS OF PSYCHOLOGY

Are You Equipped?

Introduction

Goals of Psychological Research

You Try It!

Section Summary

Use of the Scientific Method—Steps and Importance

You Try It!

Section Summary

The Research Process

Section Summary

Are You Equipped Now?

Chapter Summary

APA Learning Goals Linkage

 

Chapter 3 ETHICS

Are You Equipped?

Consumers of Research

Institutional Review Board

You Try It!

Section Summary

APA’s Ethics Code

You Try It!

You Try It!

Section Summary

Are You Equipped Now?

Chapter Summary

APA Learning Goals Linkage

Part II Nonexperimental Research Methods

and Variables

 

Chapter 4 NONEXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH METHODS 52

Are You Equipped?

Differentiating among Methods

Introduction to Correlational Methods

You Try It!

Section Summary

Nonexperimental Methods

You Try It!

You Try It!

You Try It!

Section Summary

Factors to Consider with Nonexperimental Designs

Converging Research Methods

Are You Equipped Now?

Chapter Summary

APA Learning Goals Linkage

 

Chapter 5 VARIABLES, RELIABILITY, AND VALIDITY

Are You Equipped?

An Introduction

Variables—Independent and Dependent

You Try It!

Subject Variables

You Try It!

Treatment Conditions

You Try It!

Section Summary

Reliability and Validity

Reliability

Validity

Internal, External, and Construct Validity

Section Summary

Are You Equipped Now?

Chapter Summary

APA Learning Goals Linkage

Part III Experimental Research Methods

 

Chapter 6 HYPOTHESIS TESTING

Are You Equipped?
Formulating a Research Question

Getting Your Research Idea

Conducting Searches

Starting a Search

Section Summary

Generating Hypotheses

You Try It!

Testing the Hypothesis

Section Summary

Are you Equipped Now?

Chapter Summary

APA Learning Goals Linkage

 

Chapter 7 SELECTION OF VARIABLES, OPERATIONAL

DEFINITIONS, AND MEASUREMENT ISSUES

Are You Equipped?

Selecting the Levels of the Independent Variable

You Try It!

Section Summary

Measuring the Dependent Variable and Number of

Dependent Variables

You Try It!

You Try It!

Section Summary

Operational Definitions

Section Summary

Types of Scales

You Try It!

Section Summary

Are You Equipped Now?

Chapter Summary

APA Learning Goals Linkage

 

Chapter 8 SELECTION AND ASSIGNMENT OF

PARTICIPANTS

Are You Equipped?

Populations versus Samples

Probability Sampling Procedures

You Try It!

Section Summary

Nonprobability Sampling Procedures

You Try It!

Section Summary

Random Assignment to Conditions

You Try It!

Section Summary

Determining Sample Size

Power

Section Summary

Are You Equipped Now?

Chapter Summary

APA Learning Goals Linkage

 

Chapter 9 CONTROLS AND THREATS TO INTERNAL

VALIDITY

Are You Equipped?

Control

Answer

Section Summary

Threats to Internal Validity

You Try It!

You Try It!

Minimizing Threats

Section Summary

Are You Equipped Now?

Chapter Summary

APA Learning Goals Linkage

Part IV Types of Designs

 

Chapter 10 BETWEEN SUBJECTS DESIGNS

Are You Equipped?

Introduction to between Subjects Designs

Examples from Chapter 7

A Classic Research Example

You Try It!

You Try It!

Contemporary Research Examples

Section Summary

Factors to Consider

You Try It!

Section Summary

Ways to Minimize Disadvantages

Are you Equipped Now?

Chapter Summary

APA Learning Goals Linkage

 

Chapter 11 WITHIN SUBJECTS DESIGNS

Are You Equipped?

Introduction to Within Subjects Designs

Examples from Chapter 7

You Try It!

A Classic Research Example

You Try It!

Contemporary Research Examples

You Try It!

Section Summary

Factors to Consider

Ways to Minimize Disadvantages

You Try It!

Section Summary

Matched Subjects Designs

Are you Equipped?

Chapter Summary

APA Learning Goals Linkage

 

Chapter 12 FACTORIAL DESIGNS

Are You Equipped?

Introduction to Factorial Designs

Between Subjects Factorial Designs

You Try It!

Within Subjects Factorial Designs

You Try It!

Mixed Subjects Factorial Designs

You Try It!

Section Summary

Results of Factorial Designs

Main Effects

Interactions

Section Summary

Are you Equipped Now?

Chapter Summary

APA Learning Goals Linkage

 

Chapter 13 SINGLE CASE DESIGNS

Are You Equipped?

An Introduction to Single Case Designs

You Try It!

Section Summary

Why Use Single Case Designs?

You Try It!

Section Summary

Conducting Single Case Designs

AB Designs (Pretest–Posttest)

ABA Designs (Reversal Designs)

Multiple Baseline Designs

You Try It!

Section Summary

Limitations of Single Case Designs

Are you Equipped Now?

Chapter Summary

APA Learning Goals Linkage

Part V Hypothesis Testing Continued

and Interpreting Results

 

Chapter 14 HYPOTHESIS TESTING REVISITED

AND INTERPRETING RESULTS

Are You Equipped?

Examining the Results—Rejecting the Null or Failing to

Reject the Null Hypothesis

Heinz Ketchup Example Revisited

You Try It!

Type I and Type II Errors

The Role of Replication

Section Summary

Introduction to Interpreting Statistical Results

Drawing Conclusions from Descriptive Statistics

Drawing Conclusions from Inferential Statistics

You Try It!

Statistical Significance versus Practical Significance

Section Summary

Are You Equipped Now?

Chapter Summary

APA Learning Goals Linkage

 

Chapter 15 APA STYLE: SIXTH EDITION

Are You Equipped?

An Introduction to APA-Style Writing

The Title Page

Abstract

Introduction

Method

Results

Discussion

Tables and Figures

You Try It!

Section Summary

References

Within-Text Citations

Reference List

Typical Sources

You Try It!

Section Summary

Are You Equipped Now?

Chapter Summary

APA Learning Goals Linkage

 

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