Research Methods: Are You Equipped?

Research Methods: Are You Equipped?

By: John Raacke (author), Jennifer Bonds-Raacke (author)Hardback

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Research Methods: Are You Equipped�helps students understand how research methods are important to everyday life.�

For undergraduate courses in Research Methods.

Few, if any, textbooks approach the research methods course with the purpose of preparing students to become educated consumers of research. Research Methods: Are You Equipped, 1eoffers a unique solution to the gaps in traditional research methods textbooks currently available.� Bonds-Raacke provides real world examples and updated research techniques that represent the most current and innovative academic thinking.

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About Author

Bonds-Raacke- Dr. Jennifer Bonds-Raacke is currently the Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology at Fort Hays State University (FHSU). Her primary research interests are the psychology of mass communication, decision-making, and the psychology of teaching. Prior to joining the faculty at FHSU, Dr. Bonds-Raacke served as the Associate Dean of the Maynor Honors College and as a Faculty Teaching Fellow for the Teaching and Learning Center at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She has also been an Assistant Professor and Faculty Advisor of the Honors Program at Briar Cliff University. Dr. Bonds-Raacke obtained her PhD and MS from Kansas State University in Experimental Psychology and her BA from Christian Brothers University. She has been happily married to Dr. John Raacke for over a decade and they have two daughters, Callie and Brooke. Raacke- Dr. John Raacke is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Fort Hays State University (FHSU). His primary research interests are juror/jury decision making, team decision making, and studying the impact of social networking sites. Prior to joining the faculty at FHSU, Dr. Raacke served as the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Academic Affairs Administrative Fellow, and Chair of the Internal Review Board (IRB) at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He has also been an Assistant Professor at Briar Cliff University. Dr. Raacke obtained his PhD and MS from Kansas State University in Experimental Psychology and his BA from Christian Brothers University. Dr. Raacke is originally from southern Louisiana and enjoys cooking Cajun food for his family.

Contents

Brief Table of Contents Part I Introduction to Research Methods -Chapter 1 PSYCHOLOGY AS A SCIENCE -Chapter 2 GOALS AND METHODS OF PSYCHOLOGY -Chapter 3 ETHICS Part II Nonexperimental Research Methods and Variables -Chapter 4 NONEXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH METHODS 52 -Chapter 5 VARIABLES, RELIABILITY, AND VALIDITY Part III Experimental Research Methods -Chapter 6 HYPOTHESIS TESTING -Chapter 7 SELECTION OF VARIABLES, OPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS, AND MEASUREMENT ISSUES -Chapter 8 SELECTION AND ASSIGNMENT OF -Chapter 9 CONTROLS AND THREATS TO INTERNAL Part IV Types of Designs -Chapter 10 BETWEEN SUBJECTS DESIGNS -Chapter 11 WITHIN SUBJECTS DESIGNS -Chapter 12 FACTORIAL DESIGNS -Chapter 13 SINGLE CASE DESIGNS Part V Hypothesis Testing Continued and Interpreting Results -Chapter 14 HYPOTHESIS TESTING REVISITED -Chapter 15 APA STYLE: SIXTH EDITION Detailed Table of Contents Part I Introduction to Research Methods Chapter 1 PSYCHOLOGY AS A SCIENCE Are You Equipped? Research Methods and You Sources of Information Importance of Being an Educated Consumer Disconnect between Media and Psychological Research Recommendations Section Summary Science versus Pseudoscience Pseudoscience Science Section Summary What You Can Expect "You Try It!" and "Are You Equipped?" Exercises 11 Are You Equipped Now? Chapter Summary APA Learning Goals Linkage Chapter 2 GOALS AND METHODS OF PSYCHOLOGY Are You Equipped? Introduction Goals of Psychological Research You Try It! Section Summary Use of the Scientific Method-Steps and Importance You Try It! Section Summary The Research Process Section Summary Are You Equipped Now? Chapter Summary APA Learning Goals Linkage Chapter 3 ETHICS Are You Equipped? Consumers of Research Institutional Review Board You Try It! Section Summary APA's Ethics Code You Try It! You Try It! Section Summary Are You Equipped Now? Chapter Summary APA Learning Goals Linkage Part II Nonexperimental Research Methods and Variables Chapter 4 NONEXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH METHODS 52 Are You Equipped? Differentiating among Methods Introduction to Correlational Methods You Try It! Section Summary Nonexperimental Methods You Try It! You Try It! You Try It! Section Summary Factors to Consider with Nonexperimental Designs Converging Research Methods Are You Equipped Now? Chapter Summary APA Learning Goals Linkage Chapter 5 VARIABLES, RELIABILITY, AND VALIDITY Are You Equipped? An Introduction Variables-Independent and Dependent You Try It! Subject Variables You Try It! Treatment Conditions You Try It! Section Summary Reliability and Validity Reliability Validity Internal, External, and Construct Validity Section Summary Are You Equipped Now? Chapter Summary APA Learning Goals Linkage Part III Experimental Research Methods Chapter 6 HYPOTHESIS TESTING Are You Equipped? Formulating a Research Question Getting Your Research Idea Conducting Searches Starting a Search Section Summary Generating Hypotheses You Try It! Testing the Hypothesis Section Summary Are you Equipped Now? Chapter Summary APA Learning Goals Linkage Chapter 7 SELECTION OF VARIABLES, OPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS, AND MEASUREMENT ISSUES Are You Equipped? Selecting the Levels of the Independent Variable You Try It! Section Summary Measuring the Dependent Variable and Number of Dependent Variables You Try It! You Try It! Section Summary Operational Definitions Section Summary Types of Scales You Try It! Section Summary Are You Equipped Now? Chapter Summary APA Learning Goals Linkage Chapter 8 SELECTION AND ASSIGNMENT OF PARTICIPANTS Are You Equipped? Populations versus Samples Probability Sampling Procedures You Try It! Section Summary Nonprobability Sampling Procedures You Try It! Section Summary Random Assignment to Conditions You Try It! Section Summary Determining Sample Size Power Section Summary Are You Equipped Now? Chapter Summary APA Learning Goals Linkage Chapter 9 CONTROLS AND THREATS TO INTERNAL VALIDITY Are You Equipped? Control Answer Section Summary Threats to Internal Validity You Try It! You Try It! Minimizing Threats Section Summary Are You Equipped Now? Chapter Summary APA Learning Goals Linkage Part IV Types of Designs Chapter 10 BETWEEN SUBJECTS DESIGNS Are You Equipped? Introduction to between Subjects Designs Examples from Chapter 7 A Classic Research Example You Try It! You Try It! Contemporary Research Examples Section Summary Factors to Consider You Try It! Section Summary Ways to Minimize Disadvantages Are you Equipped Now? Chapter Summary APA Learning Goals Linkage Chapter 11 WITHIN SUBJECTS DESIGNS Are You Equipped? Introduction to Within Subjects Designs Examples from Chapter 7 You Try It! A Classic Research Example You Try It! Contemporary Research Examples You Try It! Section Summary Factors to Consider Ways to Minimize Disadvantages You Try It! Section Summary Matched Subjects Designs Are you Equipped? Chapter Summary APA Learning Goals Linkage Chapter 12 FACTORIAL DESIGNS Are You Equipped? Introduction to Factorial Designs Between Subjects Factorial Designs You Try It! Within Subjects Factorial Designs You Try It! Mixed Subjects Factorial Designs You Try It! Section Summary Results of Factorial Designs Main Effects Interactions Section Summary Are you Equipped Now? Chapter Summary APA Learning Goals Linkage Chapter 13 SINGLE CASE DESIGNS Are You Equipped? An Introduction to Single Case Designs You Try It! Section Summary Why Use Single Case Designs? You Try It! Section Summary Conducting Single Case Designs AB Designs (Pretest-Posttest) ABA Designs (Reversal Designs) Multiple Baseline Designs You Try It! Section Summary Limitations of Single Case Designs Are you Equipped Now? Chapter Summary APA Learning Goals Linkage Part V Hypothesis Testing Continued and Interpreting Results Chapter 14 HYPOTHESIS TESTING REVISITED AND INTERPRETING RESULTS Are You Equipped? Examining the Results-Rejecting the Null or Failing to Reject the Null Hypothesis Heinz Ketchup Example Revisited You Try It! Type I and Type II Errors The Role of Replication Section Summary Introduction to Interpreting Statistical Results Drawing Conclusions from Descriptive Statistics Drawing Conclusions from Inferential Statistics You Try It! Statistical Significance versus Practical Significance Section Summary Are You Equipped Now? Chapter Summary APA Learning Goals Linkage Chapter 15 APA STYLE: SIXTH EDITION Are You Equipped? An Introduction to APA-Style Writing The Title Page Abstract Introduction Method Results Discussion Tables and Figures You Try It! Section Summary References Within-Text Citations Reference List Typical Sources You Try It! Section Summary Are You Equipped Now? Chapter Summary APA Learning Goals Linkage

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/12/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780135022689
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9780135022689
  • weight: 676
  • ISBN10: 0135022681

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