Discovering the Scientist Within
Third EditionGary Lewandowski Jr., Natalie Ciarocco; David Strohmetz©2023
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Discovering the Scientist Within: Research Methods in Psychology teaches you everything you’ll ever need to know about research methods. With each chapter dedicated to a single interesting study--Can trying to ignore a text lead to distraction? Can watching reality TV be good for us?--you’ll develop a firm grasp of each stage of the research process in no time.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 2 The Research Process: From Ideas to Innovations
CHAPTER 3 Ethics and Open Science: Upholding Scientific Integrity in Research
CHAPTER 4 The Psychologist’s Toolbox: Tools for Building Better Designs
CHAPTER 5 Qualitative Research: Getting Into the Mind of a Serial Killer
CHAPTER 6 Observational Research: The Many Forms of Discipline in a Parent’s Bag of Tricks
CHAPTER 7 Correlational Research and Survey Design: Is Going Greek a Great Idea?
CHAPTER 8 Two-Group Design: Texting: I Can’t Get You Out of My Mind
CHAPTER 9 Multigroup Design: I’m Feeling Hot, But Is the Earth Hot, Too?
CHAPTER 10 Within-Subjects Design: Can Watching Reality TV Shows Be Good for Us?
CHAPTER 11 Factorial Design: “I Lost My Phone Number, Can I Borrow Yours?” Do Pick-Up Lines Really Work?
CHAPTER 12 Mixed Design: How Do Mindfulness and Bed-Sharing With Pets Impact Stress?
CHAPTER 13 Program Evaluation: Applying Your Skills in the Real World
APPENDIX A Statistical Tools for Answering Research Questions
APPENDIX B Communicating the Science of Psychology