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Lab Manual for Psychological Research

Revised Third Edition


September 2015 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Bundle and Save! Bundle the lab manual with McBride’s The Process of Research in Psychology, Third Edition. Order using Bundle ISBN: 978-1-5063-2351-0.

Packed with checklists and how-to sections, this practical lab manual includes a wealth of hands-on exercises focusing on research methods, research projects, APA style, and avoiding plagiarism. New to the Revised Third Edition are 13 exercises designed to help students develop some of the more difficult research skills.

The Process of Research in Psychology, Third Edition: Using diverse examples from published research, this core text provides step-by-step coverage on how to design, conduct, and present a research study.

 
Part I. Research Methods Exercises
 
Knowledge Exercise: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It?
 
Science Versus Pseudoscience Exercise
 
Design a Study Exercise
 
Naturalistic Observation Group Exercise
 
Survey Research Exercise
 
Science in the News
 
How to Read Empirical Journal Articles
 
Reading Journal Articles Exercise—Assefi and Garry (2003)
 
Reading Journal Articles Exercise—Mueller and Oppenheimer (2014)
 
Reading Journal Articles Exercise—Lee et al. (2014)
 
Reading Journal Articles Exercise—Roediger and Karpicke (2006)
 
Lab Assignment: Library Exercise
 
Learning Check—Basics of Psychological Research
 
Research Design Exercise
 
Design and Data Collection Exercise
 
Identifying and Developing Hypotheses About Variables
 
Experiments Exercise
 
Independent and Dependent Variables Exercise
 
Identifying Variables From Abstracts
 
Identifying Variables From Empirical Articles
 
Internal and External Validity Exercise
 
Learning Check—Experimental Designs
 
Ethics Exercise
 
Ethics Exercise Paper
 
Sample Consent Form
 
Learning Check—Ethics
 
Subject Sampling Exercise
 
Descriptive Statistics Exercise
 
Graphing Exercise
 
Correlations and Scatterplots Exercise
 
Inferential Statistics Exercise
 
Inferential Statistics and Analysis Exercise
 
Hypothesis Generation Exercise
 
Statistics With Excel Exercise
 
Learning Check—Statistics
 
Bias and Control Exercise
 
Factorial Design Exercise
 
Factorial Design Exercise—Sproesser, Schupp, and Renner (2014)
 
Factorial Design Exercise—Farmer, McKay, and Tsakiris (2014)
 
Describing Main Effects and Interactions Exercise
 
Specialized Designs Exercise: Developmental
 
Learning Check—Bias and Control and Specialized Designs
 
Part II. Research Project Exercises
 
Getting Your Research Ideas for the Group Project
 
Picking Your Research Idea for the Group Project
 
Brief Literature Review for Group Project Development
 
Variables in Your Group Projects
 
Mock Institutional Review Board Form
 
Pilot of Research Project
 
Statistical Analyses for Your Group Project
 
Group Project Literature Review
 
Group Project Methods Section
 
Group Project Results Section
 
Group Project Discussion Section
 
Group Project Abstract
 
Poster Presentation Checklist
 
Oral Presentation Checklist
 
Group Project Progress Report
 
Part III. APA Style Exercises
 
Sample APA Paper
 
Creating References
 
APA Style Quiz
 
APA Style Exercise
 
Sample Manuscript Text
 
APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report—Part A
 
APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report—Part B
 
APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report—Part C
 
APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report—Part D
 
APA Style Manuscript Checklist
 
APA Style 6th Edition Update—A Summary of the Changes
 
Part IV. Avoiding Plagiarism Exercises
 
Academic Honesty Guidelines—What Is (and Isn’t) Plagiarism
 
Examples of Plagiarism
 
Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism
Key features

NEW AND KEY FEATURES: 

  • Four types of exercises offer a full and completely hands-on set of experiences:

Research Methods exercises include topics such as designing a study, sampling, adhering to ethical principles, and working with specialized designs.
o Research Project exercises engage students with the logistics of working on and presenting a research project both individually and in groups.
o APA-style exercises help students learn how to report research in APA style and prepare them for appropriately presenting research in their academic and professional careers.
o Avoiding Plagiarism exercises provide students with examples and hands-on tips.

  • 13 new exercises help students develop skills in factorial design, correlations and scatterplots, design and data collection, identifying and developing hypotheses about variables, inferential statistics and analysis, internal and external validity, and more, to become more advanced researchers.
  • An appendix correlates the lab manual content to the material in Dawn M. McBride's bestselling text, The Process of Research in Psychology, Third Edition

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