Advanced Research Methods in Psychology
By: David C. Giles (author)Hardback
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How do you perform a MANOVA? What is grounded theory? How do you draw up a repertory grid? These, and many other questions are addressed in this wide-ranging handbook of methods and analytic techniques which uniquely covers both quantitative and qualitative methods. Based on a broad survey of undergraduate curricula, the book takes curious readers through all of the methods that are taught on psychology courses worldwide, from advanced ANOVA statistics through regression models to test construction, qualitative research and other more unusual techniques such as Q methodology, meta-analysis and log-linear analysis. Each technique is illustrated by recent examples from the literature. There are also chapters on ethics, significance testing, and writing for publication and research proposals. Advanced Research Methods in Psychology will provide an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers who need a readable, contemporary and eclectic reference of advanced methods currently in use in psychological research.
David C. Giles is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Coventry University with a particular interest in psychology of the media. He has published in books and journals using a mixture of quantitative and qualitative methods.
Introduction. Part I: Beyond ANOVA. Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA). Discriminant Function Analysis. Part II: Measures of Relationship: Regression Techniques. Multiple Regression. Logistic Regression. Structural Equation Modelling. Part III: Questionnaires and Scales. Scale Design and Construction. Factor Analysis. Other Techniques for Data Reduction. Part IV: Qualitative Methods. Qualitative Research in Psychology. Grounded Theory. Discourse Analysis. Other Qualitative Approaches. Reporting and Evaluating Qualitative Research. Part V: Other Approaches. Content Analysis and Log-Linear Models. Q Methodology. Meta-Analysis. Self-Generated Data. Part VI: Uses and Abuses of Research. Ethical Issues in Psychological Research. Issues in Design and Statistics. Writing for Publication. Writing Research Grant Proposals.
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