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Essential Research Methods in Psychology
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Essential Research Methods in Psychology

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352 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Want to master research methods in psychology? Look no further!

Written with new students in mind, this book will help you understand and apply research methods to every part of your degree. It will help you develop your critical and analytical skills by making features of key issues such as ethics and cultural context. It aims to entertain with interesting facts, and will enhance your understanding with examples of real studies.

Other features include:

  • Schoolkid errors
  • Ignoble awards
  • Whoa there!

and are all designed to make the study of methods enjoyable and easy. 

 
CHAPTER 1. PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH: DOING THE RIGHT THING?
 
CHAPTER 2. EXPERIMENTAL METHODS
 
CHAPTER 3. SURVEY METHODS
 
CHAPTER 4. NEUROSCIENTIFIC METHODS
 
CHAPTER 5. RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIALS
 
CHAPTER 6. INTERVIEWS
 
CHAPTER 7. FOCUS GROUPS
 
CHAPTER 8. NATURALLY OCCURRING DATA
 
CHAPTER 9. VISUAL METHODS
 
CHAPTER 10. COMBINING TWO METHODS: INTERVIEWS AND PSYCHOMETRICS
 
CHAPTER 11: REPERTORY GRIDS
 
CHAPTER 12. CASE STUDIES
 
CHAPTER 13. BEHAVIOURAL OBSERVATIONS

Philip Banyard

Dr Phil Banyard is Head of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). The Department is the largest provider of full-time undergraduate psychology degrees in the UK and the for the last eight years has achieved over 90% approval on the national student survey, again not bettered by any university in the UK: not only the biggest but arguably also the best. In his thirty years at NTU Phil Banyard has 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... 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