Third EditionMichael Passer©2021
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Research Methods: Concepts and Connections will support your goals whether you plan to attend graduate school and pursue a career as a psychologist, or to use your understanding of psychological research methods in your everyday life. It will challenge you to think more critically, and help you understand how research is conducted.
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Table of Contents
Part I: Foundations
Chapter 1: Science and Psychology
Chapter 2: Conducting Psychological Research
Chapter 3: Conducting Ethical Research
Chapter 4: Defining and Measuring Variables
Part II: Descriptive Research
Chapter 5: Correlation and Correlational Research
Chapter 6: Case Studies and Observational Research
Chapter 7: Survey Research
Part III: Experiments: Core Designs
Chapter 8: Single-Factor Experimental Designs
Chapter 9: Factorial Designs
Chapter 10: Experimentation and Validity: A Closer Look
Part IV: Experiments: Specialized Designs
Chapter 11: Quasi-Experimental Designs
Chapter 12: Single-Case Experimental Designs
Part V: Analyzing and Communicating the Results
Appendix A: Communicating Research Results
Appendix B: American Psychological Association Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
Appendix C: Statistical Tables
Appendix D: Answers to Thinking Critically and Applying Your Knowledge Questions