The Complete Companions: The Research Methods Companion for A Level Psychology

Author: Cara Flanagan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199129621

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Written by leading Psychology author, Cara Flanagan, this practical, activity-based textbook is designed to boost students' confidence and provide the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to get to grips with the research methods part of A Level Psychology (AQA A, AQA B, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC).

The Complete Companions: a Level Year 1 and AS Psychology: the Revision and Exam Companion for AQA

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198376408

Category:

Page: 256

View: 8446

Provides all the essential information students need to know in a visually engaging way along with plenty of activities to develop skills for interpreting and answering exam questions. Encourages students to revise, practice and then apply what they have learnt to fully prepare them for their exams.

The Complete Companions: a Level Year 2 Psychology: the Revision and Exam Companion for AQA

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198376415

Category:

Page: 304

View: 685

Provides all the essential information students need to know in a visually engaging way along with plenty of activities to develop skills for interpreting and answering exam questions. Encourages students to revise, practice and then apply what they have learnt to fully prepare them for their exams.

Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

Author: Hugh Coolican

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1444170120

Category: Psychology

Page: 774

View: 9171

This sixth edition of Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology has been fully revised and updated, providing students with the most readable and comprehensive survey of research methods, statistical concepts and procedures in psychology today. Assuming no prior knowledge, this bestselling text takes you through every stage of your research project giving advice on planning and conducting studies, analysing data and writing up reports. The book provides clear coverage of statistical procedures, and includes everything needed from nominal level tests to multi-factorial ANOVA designs, multiple regression and log linear analysis. It features detailed and illustrated SPSS instructions for all these procedures eliminating the need for an extra SPSS textbook. New features in the sixth edition include: "Tricky bits" - in-depth notes on the things that students typically have problems with, including common misunderstandings and likely mistakes. Improved coverage of qualitative methods and analysis, plus updates to Grounded Theory, Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis and Discourse Analysis. A full and recently published journal article using Thematic Analysis, illustrating how articles appear in print. Discussion of contemporary issues and debates, including recent coverage of journals’ reluctance to publish replication of studies. Fully updated online links, offering even more information and useful resources, especially for statistics. Each chapter contains a glossary, key terms and newly integrated exercises, ensuring that key concepts are understood. A companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/coolican) provides additional exercises, revision flash cards, links to further reading and data for use with SPSS.

The Student's Guide to Studying Psychology

Author: Thomas M Heffernan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317909860

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Studying a degree course in psychology, even if you’ve taken the subject before university, requires a whole range of new skills and knowledge. And the 4th edition of this best-selling guide is an invaluable companion. It can not only help you to get a good final degree, but will also support you in making informed choices towards either a career or further study. Updated to include the latest developments in the field, the new edition provides practical and helpful guidance on everything a psychology student encounters throughout their degree, including: Writing essays and research reports, including how to get your referencing right. Guidelines for researching ethically using humans or animals An overview of research methods and statistics, including qualitative methods Tips on how to approach and pass your exams Advice on becoming a graduate, including preparing your CV and making the most of your degree Featuring advice to help you every step of the way, the book also includes a library of weblinks to provide further resources to support your studies. This is an essential book for any psychology student wishing to make the most of their degree course.

The Research Companion

A Practical Guide for the Social and Health Sciences

Author: Petra M. Boynton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135425752

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Social science research has traditionally focused on the historical study of research methods, frequently overlooking the practical skills needed to undertake a research project. The Research Companion recognises this need for instruction in the practice of research and offers clear, honest advice to help avoid typical problems and improve the standards. The whole research process is covered in detail, from setting up a study through to presenting findings, with sections on all the basic tasks central to any research project, including: planning research researcher and participant safety monitoring research in progress research ethics. The structure of the book means it is useful for researchers at all levels of experience. The numerous examples and case histories make it ideal for students just beginning their first research project, whilst the breadth of coverage and wealth of practical tips will also be highly relevant to experienced researchers. This book is invaluable to all students of the social sciences, whatever their level of experience, and should be instrumental in raising the general level of research competence, making research more accurate, ethical and productive. A website - http://www.psypress.com/boynton - which includes a users' message board and other supplementary materials accompanies this book.

Research Methods in Psychology

Investigating Human Behavior

Author: Paul G. Nestor,Russell K. Schutt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483369153

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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The Second Edition of Paul G. Nestor and Russell K. Schutt’s successful and unique Research Methods in Psychology: Investigating Human Behavior draws from substantive research stories to illustrate how research is presented while systematically unifying the entire research process within a conceptual framework. This accessible text examines engaging research studies and examples, considering research ethics throughout. “This is a great text that emphasizes the important concepts within research methods. The resources are excellent; they incorporate up-to-date research and technology and introduce the student to empirical articles, and the information is presented in a way that challenges the student to apply the material.” —Maria Pacella, Kent State University “The text is comprehensive. It covers a wide variety of information without being overwhelming. This is a very good textbook for an introductory course in research methods. I like that its focus is on psychological research specifically.” —Angela M. Heads, Prairie View A&M University

AQA Psychology for A Level Year 2 Revision Guide

Author: Cara Flanagan,Michael Griffin (Psychology teacher),Mike Griffin,Jo Haycock,Rob Liddle,Arwa Mohamedbhai

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908682451

Category: A-level examinations

Page: 255

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Research Methods in Psychology

Evaluating a World of Information, Second Edition

Author: Beth Moring

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393936937

Category: Psychology

Page: 604

View: 4829

This market-leading text emphasizes future consumers of psychological research, uses real-world examples drawn from popular media, and develops students’ critical-thinking skills as they become systematic interrogators of information in their everyday lives.

Handbook of Developmental Research Methods

Author: Brett Laursen,Todd D. Little,Noel A. Card

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609189515

Category: Social Science

Page: 788

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Appropriate for use in developmental research methods or analysis of change courses, this is the first methods handbook specifically designed to meet the needs of those studying development. Leading developmental methodologists present cutting-edge analytic tools and describe how and when to use them, in accessible, nontechnical language. They also provide valuable guidance for strengthening developmental research with designs that anticipate potential sources of bias. Throughout the chapters, research examples demonstrate the procedures in action and give readers a better understanding of how to match research questions to developmental methods. The companion website (www.guilford.com/laursen-materials) supplies data and program syntax files for many of the chapter examples.

WJEC Psychology for A2

Author: Andrew Favager,Dot Blakemore

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9781444137507

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Studying psychology at A2 level? Here's your chance to learn it, love it and get a better grade then you may have though possible, with WJEC Psychology for A2! Our writing team, including experienced examiners, cover every option in the A2 specification in manageable sections. Each chapter offers many ways into each topic and pushes you to better grades as your confidence increases. Core information is set out simply - supported by key terms and examples to help you understand topics and concepts from a new angle. When you've got the basics, there's plenty of essay and exam help to prepare you for both the PY 3 Research Methods and PY 4 Controversies, Topics and Applications papers. Inside these colourfully designed and illustrated pages you'll find features to help you: - plan, write and evaluate your essays in each topic to maximise marks - revise and strengthen your learning - be able to use key concepts in research methods that you need for the exam. So take this chance to breeze your A2 with this complete topic guide and exam suppost in WJEC Psychology.

Experimental Design and Statistics for Psychology

A First Course

Author: Fabio Sani,John Todman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405150386

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Experimental Design and Statistics for Psychology: A First Course is a concise, straighforward and accessible introduction to the design of psychology experiments and the statistical tests used to make sense of their results. Makes abundant use of charts, diagrams and figures. Assumes no prior knowledge of statistics. Invaluable to all psychology students needing a firm grasp of the basics, but tackling of some of the topic’s more complex, controversial issues will also fire the imagination of more ambitious students. Covers different aspects of experimental design, including dependent versus independent variables, levels of treatment, experimental control, random versus systematic errors, and within versus between subjects design. Provides detailed instructions on how to perform statistical tests with SPSS. Downloadable instructor resources to supplement and support your lectures can be found at www.blackwellpublishing.com/sani and include sample chapters, test questions, SPSS data sets, and figures and tables from the book.

Angles on Psychology: A2 Student Book (2nd Edition) Edexcel

Author: Julia Russell,Matt Jarvis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9781850082965

Category:

Page: 268

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Written by leading psychology authors Matt Jarvis, Julia Russell and examiner Dawn Collis, the Angles approach builds students' understanding of the subject and helps them to become well-rounded critical thinkers and competent researchers.

Research Methods in Psychology

Author: David Elmes,Barry Kantowitz,Henry Roediger, III

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111350744

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

View: 8498

Using contemporary examples from primary sources, RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY, Ninth Edition, encourages students to become engaged in the basics of scientific investigation through an example-based approach. This text displays the authors’ commitment to ensuring that the student has a thorough understanding of the research process from the very beginning. Highly readable, it avoids the heavy statistical tone that some introductory students find difficult to understand. Rather, it is conceptually driven to offer students a big picture view of the experimental approach to research. Empirical examples and applications are consistently used throughout to foster critical-thinking skills. In many chapters, a unifying empirical example at the beginning of the chapter is cited throughout the chapter to help clarify terms or design problems. By presenting concepts with concrete examples, the text aids students in applying related ideas to their areas of research interest. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

Author: Helen Gavin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144620460X

Category: Psychology

Page: 424

View: 7858

Understanding and applying research methods and statistics in psychology is one of the corner stones of study at undergraduate level. To enable all undergraduate psychology students to carry out their own investigations the textbook covers basic and advanced qualitative and quantitative methods and follows a sequential structure starting from first principles to more advanced techniques. Accompanied by a companion website, the textbook: - Grounds all techniques to psychological theory relating each topic under discussion to well established pieces of research - Can be used by the student at beginning and more advanced undergraduate level - therefore a `one-stop' shop - Includes a creative and practical selection of heuristic devices that cement knowledge of the techniques and skills covered in the textbook

Research Methods for AQA 'A' Psychology

Author: Cara Flanagan

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748794324

Category: Psychology

Page: 140

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This full colour, activity-based textbook, written for AQA, will help you easily deliver the research methods components of the AQA A Level Psychology specification. Written by experienced senior examiners who have designed this series to make teaching and learning the research methods component much easier for you and your students.

Research Methods In Psychology

Author: John Shaughnessy

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0078135656

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

View: 8467

Psychologists use a variety of research methods and tools to learn about behavior and mental processes. The goal of this book is to introduce students to the “multimethod approach” to research in psychology, including observational, survey, and experimental methods. Students learn the strengths and weaknesses of each method, as well as ethical dilemmas when using them, so that they can become competent practitioners and thoughtful consumers of psychological research. Our approach is to engage students in the research process by describing contemporary research in psychology. Students learn about recent topics such as online dating and Facebook, cross-cultural observations of helping behavior, PTSD in orphaned chimpanzees, Medicaid and Medicare health outcomes, decision-making during Hurricane Katrina, clinical research and DSM-5, and much more. Each chapter's “stretching exercises,” “stat tips,” review questions, and challenge questions develop students' critical thinking about the psychological research that appears in scientific journals and in popular media. Together with the companion Online Learning Center for students, the 10th edition of Research Methods in Psychology provides a clearly written, compelling introduction to research methods in psychology

Research Methods in Psychology

Author: Dennis Howitt,Duncan Cramer

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9781292134277

Category: Psychology

Page: 552

View: 675

Comprehensive, clear, and practical, Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, fifth edition is the essential student guide to understanding and undertaking quantitative and qualitative research in psychology. In this popular text for psychology students, the research process is broken down into manageable steps to equip students with the skills to ask intelligent research questions, carry out a literature review, choose an appropriate research design, carry out data collection and write up their findings. Throughout the book, research examples are discussed which offer an insight into how research advances our understanding in areas such as forensic, social, educational, and abnormal psychology. Revised throughout, this new edition includes a new chapter on 'Data Analysis Issues and Scientific Progress' which explores complexities in research, discussing issues such as questionable research practices and replication studies. A further new chapter, 'Improving a Qualitative Write Up' provides advice and guidance on how to write-up a qualitative study with a detailed illustrative example of this. This is the ideal guide for students just beginning and those moving on to more advanced research methods projects in psychology.