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Test Yourself: Research Methods and Design in Psychology
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Test Yourself: Research Methods and Design in Psychology
Learning through assessment

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August 2012 | 152 pages | Learning Matters
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Test Yourself: Research Methods and Design in Psychology provides essential learning and practice through assessment for psychology students. It enables year 1 and 2 undergraduates to assess their confidence and competence and tackle the types of questions they will face in their formal university assessments.

The book includes over 200 multiple-choice and extended multiple-choice questions, designed to assess depth of knowledge. At the end of each chapter sample essay questions are provided, plus further guidance, to complement the multiple-choice questions and further test understanding. Information is provided to help students make sense of their results and identify strengths and weaknesses.


 
Introduction
 
Assessing Your Interest, Competence and Confidence
 
Tips for Success: How to Succeed in Your Assessments
 
Research in Psychology
 
Designing Research Studies
 
The Basics of Experimental Design
 
Designing Complex Experiments
 
Case Studies, Single-Case and Small-n Designs
 
Observational Methods
 
Survey Research
 
Reliability and Validity
 
Qualitative Approaches and Methods
 
Ethics of Research with Humans and Animals
 
Reporting Research
 
Writing an Essay: A Format for Success
 
Summary and Conclusions
 
MCQ Answers

A great way to encourage students to structure their own independent learning of what can be a challenging topic.

Mrs Suzi Smale
Psychology , Petroc
August 18, 2016

Brilliant little book with plenty of ideas for MCQs for year 1 undergraduate psychology students to work through. Highly recommended.

Dr Faisal Mushtaq
Institute of Psychological Sciences, Leeds Univ.
September 4, 2014

Learning through assessment is a great concept. I will be using this text and recommending it to studens on the Introduction to Research Methods Module.

Dr Alan Yates
Department of Psychology, University Campus Oldham
February 14, 2014

I have not adopted this book. I have mentioned it to my students as I think it is a very useful book for supporting students individual learning in their own time, but it has not been adopted as a text in its own right.

Dr Victoria Lavis
Centre for Psychology Studies, Bradford University
June 5, 2013

This was not adopted as it is a testing book and thus not essential reading, however it was helpful to design and thing about exam preparation questions with the students

Ms Jo Cruywagen
Department of Psychology, Roehampton University
February 13, 2013

This is a useful student resource for ongoing self-assessment in relation to research design.

Dr Helen Stivaros
Psychology (Francis Close Hall), Gloucestershire University
February 28, 2012

Good self assessment materials

Dr Chris Bale
Education and Professional Development (Barnsley), Huddersfield University
February 7, 2012

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ISBN: 9780857256652
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