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The Process of Research in Psychology
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The Process of Research in Psychology

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January 2019 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
PART I: Overview of the Research Process from Start to Finish
 
Chapter 1: Psychological Research
Why Should I Care About Research if I Don’t Want to Do Research in My Career?  
Why Psychologists Conduct Research  
How Psychologists Use the Scientific Method  
Basic and Applies Research  
Thinking About Research  
Chapter Summary  
Common Pitfalls and How to Aoid Them  
Applying Your Knowledge  
Test Yourself  
Stop and Think Answers  
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Chapter 2: Hypothesis Development
Developing a Research Question  
How to Conduct a Literature Review  
What You Find in a Literature Review  
Using the Literature Reveiw to Make Hypotheses  
Thinking About Research  
Chapter Summary  
Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them  
Applying Your Knowledge  
Test Yourself  
Stop and Think Answers  
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Chapter 3: Ethical Guidelines for Psychological Research
Historical Context for Ethical Guidelines  
Curernt Ethical Guidelines for Human Participants Research  
Instititutional Reveiw Boards  
Current Ethical Guidelines for Nonhuman Animal Subjects  
Ethics In Reporting Research  
Thinking About Research  
Chapter Summary  
Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them  
Applying Your Knowledge  
Test Yourself  
Stop and Think Answers  
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Chapter 4: How Psychologists Use The Scientific Method
Data Collection Techniques  
Types Of Research Designs  
Chapter Summary  
Thinking About Research  
Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them  
Applying Your Knowledge  
Test Yourself  
Stop and Think Answers  
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Chapter 5: Variable and Measurement In Research
Dependent Variables  
Independent Variables  
Validity And Sources Of Bias  
Thinking About Research  
Chapter Summary  
Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them  
Applying Your Knowledge  
Test Yourself  
Stop and Think Answers  
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Chapter 6: Sampling
Populations and Samples  
Probability Samples  
Convenience Samples  
Comparison of Probability and Convenience Sampling Techniques  
Recruiting Participants  
Using the Internet to Sample  
Thinking About Research  
Chapter Summary  
Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them  
Applying Your Knowledge  
Test Yourself  
Stop and Think Answers  
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Chapter 7: Summarizing and Interpreting Data: Using Statistics
Descriptive Statistics: Summarizing the Data  
Inferential Statistics: Testing Hypotheses  
Predicting the Null Hypothesis  
Thinking About Research  
Chapter Summary  
Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them  
Applying Your Knowledge  
Test Yourself  
Stop and Think Answers  
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Chapter 8: Reporting Research
APA-Style Article Writing  
Oral Presentations  
Poster Presentations  
Thinking About Research  
Chapter Summary  
Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them  
Applying Your Knowledge  
Test Yourself  
Stop and Think Answers  
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Part II: More About Research Methods and Analysis
 
Chapter 9: More About Using Statistics
Comparing Groups or Condidtions  
Thinking About Research  
Chapter Summary  
Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them  
Applying Your Knowledge  
Test Yourself  
Stop and Think Answers  
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Chapter 10: More About Survey Research
Answering Research Questions With Surveys  
Creating a Survey  
Survey Administration  
Thinking About Research  
Chapter Summary  
Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them  
Applying Your Knowledge  
Test Yourself  
Stop and Think Answers  
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Chapter 11: More About Correlational Studies
Research Questions In Correlational Studies  
Correlational Study Examples  
Thinking About Research  
Chapter Summary  
Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them  
Applying Your Knowledge  
Test Yourself  
Stop and Think Answers  
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Chapter 12: More About One-Factor Experiments
Learning About Causation Through MAnipulation and Control  
Control in Within-Subjects and Between-Subjects Experiments  
Experiment Examples  
Thinking About Research  
Chapter Summary  
Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them  
Applying Your Knowledge  
Test Yourself  
Stop and Think Answers  
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Chapter 13: More About Multi-Factor Experiments
Factorial Designs  
More About Interactions  
Experiment Examples  
Chapter Summary  
Thinking About Research  
Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them  
Applying Your Knowledge  
Test Yourself  
Stop and Think Answers  
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Chapter 14: More About Quasi-Experiments
Types of Quasi-Experiments  
Sources of Bias in Quasi-Experiments  
Thinking About Research  
Chapter Summary  
Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them  
Applying Your Knowledge  
Test Yourself  
Stop and Think Answers  
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Chapter 15: More About Other Specialized Designs
Developmental Designs  
Small-n Designs  
Thinking About Research  
Chapter Summary  
Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them  
Applying Your Knowledge  
Test Yourself  
Stop and Think Answers  
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Appendix: Statistical Calculations
 
Glossary
 
References

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