Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Darren Langdridge / Gareth Hagger-Johnson  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
640
Pub.-date
June 2013
ISBN13
9780273756873
ISBN
0273756877
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Description

This third edition of Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology provides a unique, balanced blend of quantitative and qualitative research methods. Highly practical in nature, the book guides students step-by-step through the research process and is underpinned by SPSS screenshots, diagrams and examples throughout.

Features

  • Study boxes highlight the use of different research methods and data analysis in both classic and cutting edge research in psychology.
  • Activity boxes provide exercises to help students consolidate knowledge and understanding.
  • Information boxes explore key issues in more detail and illustrate the concepts introduced in the text.
  • Command boxes offer clear and detailed instructions of how to carry out statistical analysis using the latest version of SPSS.

New to this Edition

  • A new chapter on exploratory factor analysis (EFA)
  • SPSS procedures updated to version 19
  • Revised coverage of report writing, including a new sample student report    
  • The ethics chapter has been revised to reflect the latest BPS guidelines
  • Expanded coverage of linear regression and statistical power
  • New developments and examples from recent research findings

Table of Contents

Section 1 – Introducing research methods

 

1. Starting out in research
2. Variables: definition and measurement
3. Reliability, validity, sampling and groups

4. Interviews and observation
5. Questionnaires and psychometric tests
6. Experimental and quasi-experimental designs

7. E-research

 

Section 2 – Analysing quantitative data

 

8. Fundamentals of statistics

9. Entering and manipulating data
10. Graphical representation and descriptive statistics
11. Bivariate analysis 1: exploring differences between variables
12. Bivariate analysis 2: exploring relationships between variables
13. ANOVA
14. MANOVA

15. Regression

16. Introducing R

 

Section 3 – Analysing qualitative data


17. Fundamentals of qualitative research
18. Transcribing, coding and organising textual data
19. Phenomenological research methods
20. Grounded theory
21. Discourse analysis
22. Life story and narrative research
23. The use of computers in qualitative analysis

24. Mixed methods

 

Section 4 – Reporting findings


25. Ethics and politics
26. Reporting and presenting findings

References

 

Back Cover

Written in a clear and accessible style, this third edition of Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology provides a unique, balanced blend of quantitative and qualitative research methods. Highly practical in nature, the book guides students step-by-step through the research process and is underpinned by SPSS screenshots, diagrams and examples throughout.

 

Key features:

  • Fully updated with reference to version 19 of SPSS
  • A new chapter on exploratory factor analysis (EFA)
  • Revised and expanded coverage of ethics, report writing, regression and statistical power  
  • Sections within the text highlight key aspects of the research and data analysis process
    • Study boxes highlight the use of different research methods and data analysis in both classic and cutting edge research in psychology.
    • Activity boxes provide exercises to help students consolidate knowledge and understanding.
    • Information boxes explore key issues in more detail and illustrate the concepts introduced in the text.
    • Command boxes offer clear and detailed instructions of how to carry out statistical analysis using the latest version of SPSS.

 

Essential reading for undergraduate psychology students, and highly recommended for students on other social and health science courses.

 

 

 

Dr Darren Langdridge is Head of Department of Psychology at The Open University.

 

Dr Gareth Hagger-Johnson is a psychologist and Senior Research Associate at University College London.

 

 

 

 

Visit the companion website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/langdridge for crucial datasets, practice activities and more.

 

Author

Dr Darren Langdridge is Head of Department of Psychology at The Open University.

 

Dr Gareth Hagger-Johnson is a psychologist and Senior Research Associate at University College London.