Carrying out Investigations in Psychology. Methods and Statistics

  • ID: 2246542
  • Book
  • 292 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This is a complete text combining practical data collection, research and statistical analysis, plus how to write up reports. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches are discussed in–depth. This is an essential all–in–one text for students undertaking practical courses in psychology. Suitable for AS/A2 psychology and undergraduates.
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1. Introduction to quantitative and qualitative approaches to psychology.

2. Ethical issues.

3. Quantitative approaches: the experiment.

4. Quantitative approaches: beyond the experiment.

5. Quantitative approaches.

6. Psychological techniques: measuring performance.

7. Psychological techniques: psychometric tests.

8. Psychological techniques: self–report measures.

9. Psychological techniques: ′natural behaviour′ measures.

10. Planning the investigation.

11. Quantitative data analysis.

12. Data from qualitative research.

13. Using computers.

14. Producing the report.

15. Presenting the quantitative results.

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′An excellent contemporary text from respective quantitative and qualitative focused authors, complementing each other to reflect the diversity of methodology available in psychological research.
The nature of scientific enquiry is explained clearly, together with ethical issues. A range of quantitative approaches (beyond the traditional experiment) and qualitative approaches (e.g. discourse analysis) are discussed and stages of research from planning to reporting are all covered to A–level standard and beyond. Overall, an excellent text for the eclectic researcher.′
Association of Teachers in Psychology (ATP).

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