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Research Methods and Statistics
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RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS

PAPERBACK BY WALKER, IAN

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ISBN
9780230249882
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PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
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PAPERBACK
PAGES
200 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
20 AUG 2010

DESCRIPTION

Whether it's designing a study, conducting an experiment, or analyzing the results, research methods are an integral part of Psychology. In this student-friendly introduction, Walker covers the different types of study, quantitative data, statistics and ethics. This book is the perfect tool to help build students' confidence in this vital area.

CONTENTS

PART I: RESEARCH DESIGN.- Introduction.- The First Three Stages of Designing a Study.- Samples and Populations.- Types of Study Observation, Experiment, Qualitative.- The Mighty Experiment.- Qualitative Research.- Ethics.- Putting it all Together: Thinking Through Two Study Designs.- PART II: STATISTICS.- How Statistics are used to Describe Research Findings .- Describing Research Findings with Graphs.- Presenting Qualitative Data.- The Chi Squared Test.- The Normal Distribution.- Looking for a Difference Between Two Sets of Numbers [t-Tests, Mann-Whitney, Wilcoxon].- Explain What Parametricity Is .- Looking at Relationships.- Qualitative Analysis.- PART III: REFERENCE.- Writing Research Reports.- Glossary.