Designing and Reporting Experiments in Psychology (Open Guides to Psychology)

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"This book is very well written...I think that the new, more advanced material will increase its usefulness to students at a later level in their undergraduate studies...In fact, it is brimming with good advice..." - David Clark-Carter, Staffordshire University

"It is friendly, accessible and a text which students can turn to when they are in trouble late at night...students should find this text a trusty and reliable friend which will stand by them as they labour through their reports." - Hugh Coolican, Coventry University

* How do I write up the report of my practical work?
* How do I go about getting good marks for my practical reports?
* How do I design good studies to begin with?

Writing practical reports is a requirement of many psychology courses. To the new student, it is often a difficult and daunting task and even those with some experience can encounter difficulties. The second edition of this popular text offers expanded advice and updated guidelines to students on designing and writing reports of experimental and other studies in psychology. The revised text incorporates recent changes in terminology and provides examples consistent with the latest edition of the APA publication manual. The treatment of design and statistical issues has been expanded to include consideration of issues to do with power and effect size, without sacrificing the clarity and appeal to introductory level students of the first edition. This edition includes material on the use of tables, graphs and drafting the report. Following requests from users of the previous edition, it has expanded treatment on designing and reporting experiments with more than one independent variable, and provides specific examples of how to report commonly used statistics and issues to watch out for when doing so. Readers will be able to access a special website (www.openup.co.uk/harris) where they will find further treatment of issues relevant to the material in the text. In all, students of experimental and other areas of psychology will find this new edition to be an essential companion throughout their undergraduate programme.

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About the Author:

Peter Harris is Senior Lecturer in psychology at the University of Sheffield. Previously, he has worked at the universities of Sussex (twice), Hertfordshire and Nottingham, and has been a visiting fellow at the universities of Amsterdam and Oxford. His principal research interests and journal publications are in social and health psychology.

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