The Psychology Research Handbook
A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants
- Frederick T. L. Leong - Michigan State University, USA
- James T. Austin - The Ohio State University, USA
From the Foreword:
“This volume has the potential to spark a lifelong love affair with the psychology research process. Of special value are a dozen chapters on topics typically missing from other texts, including cross-cultural research, dealing with journal editors and reviewers, conducting meta-analyses, and using archival data sets. In my opinion, this is the book of choice for introducing the psychology research process to students and research assistants. . . . Although this volume was developed for students, experienced researchers would find this volume to be a useful refresher course, capable of re-igniting their own initial delight with the inquiry process.”
—Anthony J. Marsella, Atlanta, Georgia
The book that established itself as a standard text and reference work for students seeking to master research methods and procedures in psychology has been updated and revised in this new edition! The Second Edition of The Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants once again offers a comprehensive guide for understanding and conquering the entire research process. Editors Frederick T. L. Leong and James T. Austin have assembled a distinguished group of expert researchers who share skill sets accumulated as a result of years of practical exposure to the design, development, implementation, and documentation of research in psychology. The chapters in this volume follow the sequential flow of the research process—from research planning and design to data collection and analysis to results writing.
New to the Second Edition:
- Provides six new chapters that cover research scripts, statistical power, multilevel analysis, computational modeling, program evaluation, and scale and test development
- Addresses the effects of technology in each chapter to integrate the importance of the Internet and related technology in that particular domain
- Includes Student Exercises to supplement the Recommended Readings and Reference lists at the end of each chapter
The Psychology Research Handbook is the ideal textbook for graduate students studying advanced research methods in courses such as Research Methods in Psychology, Advanced Methods, Experimental Methods, Research Design and Methodology, Research Practicum, and Quantitative Research Design and Analysis in Psychology. It is also the perfect resource for research professionals as well as for individual research assistants in the midst of research projects.
“If there were a "Who's Who" of outstanding teachers of psych, it would include most, or perhaps all, of the authors of the chapters of this book. They are not only teachers, but also scholars of teaching, who have useful advice for both novice and experienced teachers of psychology.”
"The Psychology Research Handbook: A Primer for Graduate Students and Research Assistants, Second Edition, edited by Fred Leong and James Austin, fully fulfills its mission to provide graduate students with knowledge of the entire research process from thinking about research, formulating a design, conducting the research, and publishing a paper. But the book and its many contributors do much more. In explaining the research process to students, the authors help to demystify why things are done they way they are, to understand the logic of science, and to appreciate the research endeavor - tasks that are often not conveyed in graduate programs. The Handbook makes an important and valuable contribution to graduate education."
Best book for the course.
Perfect for grad student level
Great book. Broad in scope. Have used it for two years in my dissertation preparation course.
I adopted a different textbook with a more theoretical focus. However, as the semester progressed, I regretted that decision; students would have benefited from this practical guide. Thus, I will adopt this book when I teach the course again, likely Spring 2014.
The level of this text is too sophisticated for use in my Research in Psychology course.
A very thorough and user friendly book.
Great book and continuing resource for graduate students and early career researchers.