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Test Yourself: Research Methods and Design in Psychology provides essential learning and practice through assessment for psychology students. It enables year 1 and 2 undergraduates to assess their confidence and competence and tackle the types of questions they will face in their formal university assessments.
The book includes over 200 multiple-choice and extended multiple-choice questions, designed to assess depth of knowledge. At the end of each chapter sample essay questions are provided, plus further guidance, to complement the multiple-choice questions and further test understanding. Information is provided to help students make sense of their results and identify strengths and weaknesses.
Penney Upton is a senior lecturer and course leader for psychology at the University of Worcester. Her subject specialism is developmental psychology, which she teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has experience of writing for edited books and as a reviewer for psychology textbooks. Professor Dominic Upton is Head of Psychological Sciences and Chair of Health Psychology at the University of Worcester. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and was recently awarded a National Teaching Fellowship. His specialist interests are in the learning and teaching of psychology. He has published widely both on this topic and on studies relating to more specific issues in health psychology.
Introduction Assessing Your Interest, Competence and Confidence Tips for Success: How to Succeed in Your Assessments Research in Psychology Designing Research Studies The Basics of Experimental Design Designing Complex Experiments Case Studies, Single-Case and Small-n Designs Observational Methods Survey Research Reliability and Validity Qualitative Approaches and Methods Ethics of Research with Humans and Animals Reporting Research Writing an Essay: A Format for Success Summary and Conclusions MCQ Answers