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I like the way that different authors have contributed to the textbook. I think it is presented coherently and benefits from having each chapter written by an expert in that fieldDr James Smith-Spark Department of Psychology, London South Bank University
Useful general RM text.
Informative guide for introductory psychology - A user-friendly format which enables less confident learners to develop some quite complex research skills.
I found this book to be a curious mix. Unexplained statistical terminology, which would be impenetrable for research students beginning their studies, sit alongside painfully patronising explanations of other, more obvious terms. The author's asides and 'aw shucks, geeky old me' comments are an unwanted distraction. I will not be recommending this book to my students.
Good resource for quantitative research methods. Includes both research methods and data analysis techniques.
Very good description of the different research methods.
Indispensable when looking at the different research methods to use in Psychology-related research.
A good introduction to a variety of research methods covering both quantitative and qualitative techniques. Well-structured and clearly written.
This is a useful resource and an asset to HE study. However, some of the information is a little difficult for first year degree students to comprehend. That said, it has proved to be a reliable aid to teaching and Masters study.
Great content and explanation of research methods utilised in psychology research.
An excellent, informative textbook written in an accessible & engaging style.
A good book with useful additonal support for students studying research methods in Psychology
This textbook is well written and combines both quantitative and qualitative research. Hence, t is very popular with students because they feel that they only need to buy this core textbook .
One of a number of general texts, useful for beginners in Research Methods
A comprehensive research methods book encompassing both quantitative and qualitative techniques. Particularly suitable for advanced undergraduate study.
Excellent coverage of research methods. I always recommend it to our students!
This is a very interesting book with good prospects of being used by students
This provides a great overview for students new to research. It is well written and accessible.
I use this as supplementary reading for my statistics courses
No research psychologist should be without this book.
This is a good general introduction to the subject. Feedback from students indicated that a number of the chapters were useful starting points, particularly for students with little knowledge of psychological research.
There could be more links to statistical methods, e.g. pages 301-307 touch on SPPS procedures linked to methods, but this could be expanded on in a number of other chapters.