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Research methods in psychology : evaluating a world of information /

by Morling, Beth.
, evaluating a world of information / Edition statement:Second Edition. Published by : W.W. Norton & Company, (New York : ) Physical details: xxxi, 604 pages ; 24 cm. ISBN:9780393936933 (pbk. : alk. paper).
Subject(s): Psychology -- Research -- Methodology -- Textbooks. | Psychology, Experimental -- Textbooks.
Year: 2015
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Introduction to scientific reasoning -- Psychology is a way of thinking -- Sources of information : why research is best and how to find it -- Three claims, four validities : interrogation tools for consumers of research -- Research foundations for any claim -- Ethical guidelines for psychology research -- Identifying good measurement -- Tools for evaluating frequency claims -- Surveys and observations : describing what people do -- Sampling : estimating the frequency of behaviors and beliefs -- Tools for evaluating association claims -- Bivariate correlational research -- Multivariate correlational research -- Tools for evaluating causal claims -- Introduction to simple experiments -- More on experiments : confounding and obscuring variables -- Experiments with more than one independent variable -- Balancing research priorities -- Quasi-experiments and small-n designs -- Replicability, generalization, and the real world -- References -- Credits -- Name index -- Subject index.

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