In this edited volume, experienced expert researchers provide graduate students and research assistants with a comprehensive guide for conducting many types of psychology research on human subjects. The book is organized around the idea of a ''research script,'' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some coauthored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the ''real world,'' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters. Of special value are chapters on topics typically missing from introductory methods texts but of special relevance to graduate students and research assistants, including applying for research grants, dealing with journal editors and reviewers, conducting meta-analyses, using archival data sets, and cross-cultural research. A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation.New to this editionSix new chapters cover research scripts, statistical power, multilevel analysis, computational modeling, program evaluation, and scale and test development. Because of the importance of the Internet and related technology, all chapter authors explicitly address effects of technology on their domains. Student Exercises have been added to supplement the Recommended Readings and Reference lists at the end of each chapter.
|Publisher||SAGE Publications, Inc|
|Author||Leong, Frederick T. L.|
|Publication Date||15 Sep 2005|