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Research Methods (3rd Edition)

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With over two decades of classroom experience, Michael Passer knows how to guide students through the ins and outs of research methods. In this remarkable text, Passer’s experience leads to chapters filled with clear...

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With over two decades of classroom experience, Michael Passer knows how to guide students through the ins and outs of research methods. In this remarkable text, Passer’s experience leads to chapters filled with clear explanations, resonant examples, and contemporary research from across the breadth of modern psychology, all while anticipating common questions and misunderstandings.

The new edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest  APA style guidelines,  as well as the updated APA Code of Conduct and ethical principles. It features full-page infographics summarizing key concepts and fully updated research. It can be packaged FREE with Worth Publishers’ LaunchPad Solo for Research Methods—the ideal online component for the text, featuring videos and activities that put students in the role of either experimenter or research subject.


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Package with LaunchPad Solo for Research Methods

The highly interactive activities here help students learn how to choose appropriate research designs, conduct realistic experiments, and apply the same type of quantitative reasoning professional social scientists use every day. And with LaunchPad Solo's assignment and gradebook features, it's easy to integrate these activities into the course.

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Infographics
: Each chapter features a full-page infographic summarizing an important concept or method.
Appendix A, "Communicating Research Results": This extensive appendix walks students through the basics of scientific writing in APA style.

Assess Your Knowledge: A set of numbered questions at the end of each chapter helps students review what they have learned.

Thinking Critically and Applying Your Knowledge: A set of exercises at the end of each chapter provides an in-depth challenge for students to demonstrate their understanding. Answers to the odd-numbered items are at the end of the book in Appendix D.

Concept Check questions review the main topics in each of the chapter's main sections; answers appear at chapter end.













ONLINE


Package with LaunchPad Solo for Research Methods
The highly interactive activities here help students learn how to choose appropriate research designs, conduct realistic experiments, and apply the same type of quantitative reasoning professional social scientists use every day. And with LaunchPad Solo's assignment and gradebook features, it's easy to integrate these activities into the course.

IN THE TEXTBOOK

Thoroughly revised APA appendices:
Appendix A, Communicating Research Results reflects the latest APA style guidelines and features a new model pape. Appendix B, American Psychological Association Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct reflects the current  version of the code including the latest APA amendments.
New line art and photographic figures throughout, and numerous existing figures enhanced, for a stronger visual presentation.

Updated references and data to keep tables, graphs, and figures current.

  • Chapter 4 subheading modified for increased clarity: "Categorical (Qualitative) and Quantitative Variables"
  • Chapter 4 Infographic, Independent and Dependent Variables, is revised so that the variables are stress and food.
  • Chapter 5 opening vignette is revised to reflect today's platforms for watching news and drama, while coinciding with classic research on television viewing.
  • Figure 5.7, Spurious Correlations: Identifying Potential Third Variables, is reworked with pictorial elements for added impact.
  • Chapter 7 coverage of online surveys and probability panels is revised to reflect current techniques.
  • Chapter 8 discussion of within-subjects designs is updated.
  • Chapter 9 opening vignette, about a man arrested and convicted based on eyewitness testimony, is revised for clarity.
  • Chapter 9 subsection on interactions and external validity is deleted; a similar concept is covered in Chapter 10.
  • Chapter 9 section on experiments with more than two independent variables is significantly revised with more detail and clarity.
  • Chapter 10 title is changed ("Experimentation and Validity: A Closer Look") to make it clear at a glance that experimentation and validity are already covered in less detail earlier in the book.
  • Chapter 10 and Chapter 11 have subheadings better organized to clarify the hierarchy of topics.












Preface
Acknowledgments
Part I: Foundations
Chapter 1: Science and Psychology
Chapter 2: Conducting Psychological Research
Chapter 3: Conducting Ethical Research
Chapter 4: Defining and Measuring Variables
Part II: Descriptive Research
Chapter 5: Correlation and Correlational Research
Chapter 6: Case Studies and Observational Research
Chapter 7: Survey Research
Part III: Experiments: Core Designs
Chapter 8: Single-Factor Experimental Designs
Chapter 9: Factorial Designs
Chapter 10: Experimentation and Validity: A Closer Look
Part IV: Experiments: Specialized Designs
Chapter 11: Quasi-Experimental Designs
Chapter 12: Single-Case Experimental Designs
Part V: Analyzing and Communicating the Results
Statistics Modules
Appendix A: Communicating Research Results
Appendix B: American Psychological Association Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
Appendix C: Statistical Tables
Appendix D: Answers to Thinking Critically and Applying Your Knowledge
Questions
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index.
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Michael W. Passer is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Washington. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he entered the University of Rochester fully expecting to be a physics or chemistry major, but he became hooked on psychological science after taking introductory psychology and a seminar course on the nature of the mind. He got his start as an undergraduate researcher under the mentorship of Dr. Harold Sigall, was a volunteer undergraduate introductory psychology Teaching Assistant, and received a Danforth Foundation Fellowship that partly funded his graduate studies and exposed him to highly enriching national conferences on college teaching.


Dr. Passer received his Ph.D. from UCLA,...

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Michael W. Passer is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Washington. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he entered the University of Rochester fully expecting to be a physics or chemistry major, but he became hooked on psychological science after taking introductory psychology and a seminar course on the nature of the mind. He got his start as an undergraduate researcher under the mentorship of Dr. Harold Sigall, was a volunteer undergraduate introductory psychology Teaching Assistant, and received a Danforth Foundation Fellowship that partly funded his graduate studies and exposed him to highly enriching national conferences on college teaching.


Dr. Passer received his Ph.D. from UCLA, where he conducted laboratory research on attribution theory under the primary mentorship of Dr. Harold Kelley and gained several years of field research experience studying competitive stress, self-esteem, and attributional processes among boys and girls playing youth sports, mainly working with Dr. Tara Scanlan in the Department of Kinesiology. At the University of Washington he has conducted hypothesistesting field research on competitive stress with youth sport participants, collaborated on several applied research projects in the fi eld of industrial-organizational psychology, and for the past 20 years has been a Senior Lecturer and faculty coordinator of U.W.’s introductory psychology courses. In this role, he annually teaches courses in introductory psychology and research methods, developed a graduate course on the teaching of psychology, and is a U.W. Distinguished Teaching Award nominee. With his colleague Ronald Smith, he has coauthored five editions of the introductory textbook Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behavior (McGraw-Hill), and has published more than 20 scientific articles and chapters, mostly on attribution theory and competitive stress.

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