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Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
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Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

Fourth Edition
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May 2024 | 600 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Updated with new chapters on multiple regression and high-level research methods, this 4th edition of Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology delivers all you need to develop a practical understanding of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research in psychology. In particular, this book guides you through the range of choices and considerations involved in research design, data analysis and report presentation.

Your learning is supported by a range of features, both in the book and online. These include:
  • Research Bites, to provide you with practical insights that arise from the most current research practice
  • Test yourself questions, to check your understanding
  • Exercises, to test your knowledge
  • Glossary, to help you with key terms
  • Research evaluation and improvement checklists – quick summaries of best practice for you to refer to
  • Online appendices, including data sets to practice with!
  • And much more…

S. Alexander Haslam is Professor of Psychology and Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland
Craig McGarty is an adjunct professor at Western Sydney University
Tegan Cruwys is Associate Professor and NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow at the Australian National University
Niklas K. Steffens is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Business and Organisational Psychology at the University of Queensland

 
Chapter 1: Introduction
 
Chapter 2: Research in Psychology: Objectives and Ideals
 
Chapter 3: Research Methods
 
Chapter 4: Experimental Design
 
Chapter 5: Survey Design
 
Chapter 6: Descriptive Statistics
 
Chapter 7: Some Principles of Statistical Inference
 
Chapter 8: Examining Differences between Means: The t-test
 
Chapter 9: Examining Relationships between Two Variables: Correlation
 
Chapter 10: Comparing Two or More Means by Analysing Variances: ANOVA
 
Chapter 11: Examining Relationships between Multiple Independent Variables and One Dependent Variable: Multiple Regression
 
Chapter 12: Analysing Other Forms of Data: Chi-square and Distribution-free Tests
 
Chapter 13: An Overview of High-Level Quantitative Methods
 
Chapter 14: Classical Qualitative Methods
 
Chapter 15: Contextual Qualitative Methods
 
Chapter 16: Research Ethics
 
Chapter 17: Conclusion: Managing Uncertainty in Psychological Research

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the book is perfectly aligned with the core objectives of our Level 4 research methods module. The book thoroughly covers fundamental concepts such as hypothesis formation, research design, data collection, and statistical analysis. Its comprehensive overview helps bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, essential for beginners in research methodology.

Dr Olga Daneyko
Accounting, Sheffield Hallam University
May 3, 2024
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • Updated "Research Bites" in every chapter: a space to step back from the text and reflect on the ways in which it relates both to issues in the world at large and to contemporary debates in psychology.
  • Updated coverage of experimental design, survey research, and ethics.
  • More expansive coverage of qualitative methods.
  • A comprehensive guide to the process of conducting psychological research from the ground up — covering multiple methodologies, experimental and survey design, data analysis, ethics, and report writing.
  • An extensive range of quantitative methods together with detailed step-by-step guides to running analyses using SPSS.

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