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Methods in Psychological Research


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Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. Introduction to Research in Psychology 2. Understanding the Research Literature 3. Research in Psychology: An Ethical Enterprise 4. Hypothesis Testing, Power, and Control: A Review of the Basics 5. Measuring Variables 6. Selecting Research Participants 7. Experimental Design: Independent Groups Designs 8. Experimental Design: Dependent Groups and Mixed Groups Designs 9. Experimental Design: Single-Participant Designs/The Operant Approach 10. Finding Relationships Among Variables: Nonexperimental Research 11. Data Collection Methods 12. Program Evaluation, Archival Research, and Meta-Analytic Designs 13. Your Research Project: Analyzing, Interpreting, and Presenting Your Research 14. Communicating in Psychology Glossary References Index

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Annabel Ness Evans received her PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of Alberta in 1979. She was the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Concordia University of Edmonton from 1975 until 2013, when she retired as Professor Emerita to muddle about in her garden, ski her brains out, and basically have a really good time. She has written two previous texts. Her Using Basic Statistics in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (2014) is in its fifth edition and is available from Sage. She has coauthored a book, Principles of Behavior Analysis (1994), with Lyle Grant. Annabel's sons, Christiaan, Marcus, and Luke, are grown and on their own so she lives with her Havanese dog, Skye, who has shown a notable lack of interest in psychological research. Bryan J. Rooney is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Concordia University of Edmonton. He enjoys teaching research methods and finds the process of helping students design and implement their own research projects particularly rewarding. When students learn about research by developing their own projects, they experience the frustrations, excitements, and occasional disappointments that are part of the process. They also discover how fun it is to seek answers to questions that pique their curiosity. He has taught research methods for over 15 years and also teaches introductory and intermediate statistics. His research background is in visual and auditory sensation and perception, and more recent interests include quality-of-life issues for people with dementia. When he is not involved in the life of his busy family, you can find him skiing or riding his motorcycles depending on the season. He earned his PhD in psychology from Carleton University in Ottawa and his BSc and MSc from the University of Calgary.

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