Lab Manual for Psychological Research

Lab Manual for Psychological Research

By: J. Cooper Cutting (author), Dawn M. McBride (author)Paperback

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Packed with checklists and how-to sections, this practical lab manual includes a wealth of hands-on exercises focusing on research methods, research projects, APA style, and avoiding plagiarism. New to the Revised Third Edition are thirteen exercises designed to help students develop some of the more difficult research skills.

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About Author

Dawn M. McBride is a professor of psychology at Illinois State University, where she has taught research methods since 1998. Her research interests include automatic forms of memory, false memory, prospective memory, and forgetting. In addition to research methods, she teaches courses in introductory psychology, cognition and learning, and human memory, and a graduate course in experimental design. She is a recipient of the Illinois State University Teaching Initiative Award and the ISU SPA/Psi Chi Jim Johnson Award for commitment to undergraduate mentorship, involvement, and achievement. Her nonacademic interests include spending time with her family, traveling, watching Philadelphia sports teams (her place of birth), and reading British murder mysteries. She earned her PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of California, Irvine, and her BA from the University of California, Los Angeles. J. Cooper Cutting (PhD, cognitive psychology, University of Illinois) is an associate professor of psychology and associate chair at Illinois State University. His research interests are in psycholinguistics, primarily with a focus on the production of language. He teaches research methods in psychology regularly and supervises undergraduate research in his laboratory.

Contents

Part I. Research Methods Exercises Knowledge Exercise: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It? Science Versus Pseudoscience Exercise Design a Study Exercise Naturalistic Observation Group Exercise Survey Research Exercise Science in the News How to Read Empirical Journal Articles Reading Journal Articles Exercise-Assefi and Garry (2003) Reading Journal Articles Exercise-Mueller and Oppenheimer (2014) Reading Journal Articles Exercise-Lee et al. (2014) Reading Journal Articles Exercise-Roediger and Karpicke (2006) Lab Assignment: Library Exercise Learning Check-Basics of Psychological Research Research Design Exercise Design and Data Collection Exercise Identifying and Developing Hypotheses About Variables Experiments Exercise Independent and Dependent Variables Exercise Identifying Variables From Abstracts Identifying Variables From Empirical Articles Internal and External Validity Exercise Learning Check-Experimental Designs Ethics Exercise Ethics Exercise Paper Sample Consent Form Learning Check-Ethics Subject Sampling Exercise Descriptive Statistics Exercise Graphing Exercise Correlations and Scatterplots Exercise Inferential Statistics Exercise Inferential Statistics and Analysis Exercise Hypothesis Generation Exercise Statistics With Excel Exercise Learning Check-Statistics Bias and Control Exercise Factorial Design Exercise Factorial Design Exercise-Sproesser, Schupp, and Renner (2014) Factorial Design Exercise-Farmer, McKay, and Tsakiris (2014) Describing Main Effects and Interactions Exercise Specialized Designs Exercise: Developmental Learning Check-Bias and Control and Specialized Designs Part II. Research Project Exercises Getting Your Research Ideas for the Group Project Picking Your Research Idea for the Group Project Brief Literature Review for Group Project Development Variables in Your Group Projects Mock Institutional Review Board Form Pilot of Research Project Statistical Analyses for Your Group Project Group Project Literature Review Group Project Methods Section Group Project Results Section Group Project Discussion Section Group Project Abstract Poster Presentation Checklist Oral Presentation Checklist Group Project Progress Report Part III. APA Style Exercises Sample APA Paper Creating References APA Style Quiz APA Style Exercise Sample Manuscript Text APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report-Part A APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report-Part B APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report-Part C APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report-Part D APA Style Manuscript Checklist APA Style 6th Edition Update-A Summary of the Changes Part IV. Avoiding Plagiarism Exercises Academic Honesty Guidelines-What Is (and Isn't) Plagiarism Examples of Plagiarism Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/10/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781506311340
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781506311340
  • weight: 386
  • ISBN10: 1506311342

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