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Essential Research Methods in Psychology

Essential Research Methods in Psychology

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April 2022 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Looking for a comprehensive and engaging research methods textbook for your psychology studies? Look no further than Essential Research Methods in Psychology!

This book covers the most used methods for successful research in psychology, with a balance of quantitative and qualitative methods. It is written in an accessible and witty style that will keep you engaged and curious throughout your learning journey.

With real published research examples from core domains in psychology, such as social, developmental, cognitive, biological, and individual differences, you'll learn how to apply the methodology to real-world scenarios. Plus, you'll develop critical thinking skills and an understanding of ethical considerations that are crucial to conducting research in an ethical and responsible manner.

Other features include:

  • Skoolkid errors (examples of)
  • Ig Nobel Prize (satiric prizes which make you laugh and think)
  • Whoa there! (stop and think) 

Whether you're studying for an introductory methods course or designing a research project, Essential Research Methods in Psychology will equip you for success.

Philip Banyard
Chapter 1. Psychological research: doing the right thing?
Andrew Harris, Russell Turk, Mike Vernon and Juliet Ruth Helen Wakefield
Chapter 2. Experimental methods
Lucy Betts, Moon Halder, Mark Sergeant and Ben Oldfield
Chapter 3. Survey methods
Andrew Clouter and Darren Rhodes
Chapter 4. Neuroscientific methods
Janet Vousden and Anna Cunningham
Chapter 5. Randomised controlled trials
David Wilde, Beth Jones, Jennifer Mackay and Lisa Sanderson
Chapter 6. Interviews
Lydia Harkin and Francesca Chloe Ryding
Chapter 7. Focus groups
Anastasia Rousaki, Eva Prikrylova, Kristina Newman and Sarah Seymour-Smith
Chapter 8. Naturally occurring data
David Wilde and Amanda Edmondson
Chapter 9. Visual methods
Rowena Hill, Lisa Sanderson and Beth Jones
Chapter 10. Combining two methods: Interviews and psychometrics
Nicholas Blagden and Rosie Kitson-Boyce
Chapter 11: Repertory grids
Rusi Jaspal, Caroline Flowers and Melina Throuvala
Chapter 12. Case studies
Emma J. Vardy, Treshi-Marie Perera and James Stiller
Chapter 13. Behavioural observations

Philip Banyard

Dr Phil Banyard is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). In his thirty years at NTU Phil Banyard taught on a range of courses but focused on introductory modules and critical thinking. His research was concerned with the impact of digital technologies on teaching and learning, especially in schools. He was a chief examiner of A Level Psychology for many years and has written more than twenty texts. Among these is an introductory text with SAGE (now in its fourth edition) that brought in over 50 members of the department at NTU. His cultural interests are largely defined by smallpeople in the family and he... More About Author

Belinda Winder

Belinda is a Reader in Forensic Psychology. She teaches primarily within forensic psychology, with specific focus on sexual crime. She has a strong background in psychometrics and individual differences, and retains her enthusiasm for quantitative research (continuing to teach multivariate statistics in what she hopes is a fun and interactive manner). Her research is leading her to incorporate qualitative research methods as she continues to develop a programme of research in collaboration with HMP Whatton (the largest sex offender prison in Europe) that makes a significant and practical contribution to our understanding of sex offenders... More About Author

Christine Norman

Christine Norman is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. More About Author

Gayle Dillon

Gayle Dillon is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. More About Author

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