Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology

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Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology 2e presents quantitative and qualitative research methods and the most widely used techniques for collecting and analysing data.  It provides clear and accessible coverage to equip the reader with an understanding of the research process and the practical skills they need to collect and analyse data.  This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include a number of new chapters and additional topics such as e-research, mixed methods, and R (a statistical software package).  Detailed information is provided on experimental design and statistical analysis by hand and using SPSS v. 16.0.  Expanded coverage of a range of areas including literature reviewing, the statistical techniques of ANOVA and MANOVA, and psychometrics is also provided. 

The text assumes that the reader has no previous knowledge of research methods or psychology and is therefore essential reading for undergraduate psychology students plus highly recommended for students on other social and health science courses.

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“The only research textbook most students will ever need. An exciting blend of quantitative and qualitative research methods guidance, which is strong on the practicalities of actually doing research, and is also nicely modern in its coverage. The accompanying website is a valuable supplementary resource for students and lecturers.”
Dr John Hegarty, Department of Psychology, Keele University

Assuming no previous knowledge of research methods or psychology, Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology, Second Edition, provides clear and accessible coverage to equip the reader with an understanding of the research process and the practical skills they need.

The text introduces quantitative and qualitative research methods and presents the most widely used techniques for collecting and analysing data. Screenshots and figures are used throughout to aid understanding and a range of boxed features are used to help clarify topics and provide a practical focus. 

Pedagogical features include:

  • Study boxes give examples of the application of research methods and data analysis with classic and cutting-edge research in psychology.
  • Activity boxes provide exercises designed to further cement knowledge and understanding.
  • Information boxes provide further coverage of key issues to help illustrate concepts introduced within the text.
  • Command boxes offer detailed instructions of how to carry out statistical analysis using the latest version of SPSS.

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This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include:

  • Detailed information on experimental design and statistical analysis by hand and using SPSS v. 16.0.
  • Updated information on the major methods used for qualitative research.
  • New chapter on e-research.
  • New chapter on mixed methods.
  • New chapter on R (a free statistical software package).
  • Expanded coverage of a range of areas including literature reviewing, the statistical techniques of ANOVA and MANOVA, and psychometrics.

A dedicated Companion Website is available at www.pearsoned.co.uk/langdridge featuring self-test questions, weblinks, datasets and helpful information and advice for study.

Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology is essential reading for undergraduate psychology students plus highly recommended for students on other social and health science courses.

Dr Darren Langdridge is Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology at the Open University. He has taught research methods for over fifteen years and is widely published on a number of topics in social psychology.

Dr Gareth Hagger-Johnson is a psychologist working as a lecturer in public health at the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. He teaches research methods to undergraduate and postgraduate students, with research interests in differential and health psychology.

 

 

 

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