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The process of research in psychology

Author: Dawn M McBride
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is psychological research : the whys and hows of the scientific method. Hypothesis development : where research questions come from and how psychologists use the scientific method, observation techniques and research designs.Types of variables, ethical guidelines for psychological research and interpreting data.The nuts and bolts of using statistics.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dawn M McBride
ISBN: 9781412960786 1412960789
OCLC Number: 320804833
Description: xiv, 331 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Psychological research : the whys and hows of the scientific method --
Hypothesis development : where research questions come from --
How psychologists use the scientific method : observation techniques and research designs --
Types of variables --
Ethical guidelines for psychological research --
Sampling --
Summarizing and interpreting data : using statistics --
Reporting research --
The nuts and bolts of survey research --
The nuts and bolts of correlational studies --
The nuts and bolts of experiments --
The nuts and bolts of quasi-experiments --
The nuts and bolts of other specialized designs --
The nuts and bolts of using statistics.
Responsibility: Dawn M. McBride.

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