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Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 2ed

by S Alexander Haslam and Craig McGarty SAGE Publications Ltd
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The second edition of Haslam and McGarty's best-selling text, Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology provides students with a highly readable and comprehensive introduction to the challenges of conducting research in psychology. The book guides readers through the range of choices involved in design, analysis, and presentation, and is supplemented by a range of practical learning features. These draw on the authors' extensive experience as frontline researchers, and provide step-by-step guides to quantitative and qualitative methods and analysis. Written in an accessible and engaging style, this text encourages deep engagement with its subject matter and is designed to communicate and cultivate passion for the research process as a whole.

•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.
•Detailed step-by-step guides to running analyses using SPSS as well as extended coverage of qualitative methods.
•Numerous thought-provoking examples of issues raised by contemporary research.
•An extensive range of learning aids and on-line resources.
•Written in an accessible style aimed at those starting out in psychology, but also relevant for advanced students and experienced researchers

Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 2e will be essential reading for psychology students taking a research methods course for the first time.

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 Variables: Correlation
Chapter 10: Comparing Two or More Means by Analysing Variances: ANOVA
Chapter 11: Analysing other Forms of Data: Chi-square and Distribution-free Tests
Chapter 12: Classical Qualitative Methods
Chapter 13: Contextual Qualitative Methods
Chapter 14: Research Ethics
Chapter 15: Conclusion: Managing Uncertainty in Psychological Research

S. Alexander Haslam is a professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Craig McGarty - School of Psychology Murdoch University