Discovering Research Methods in Psychology: A Student's Guide

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Wiley, Sep 28, 2009 - Psychology - 330 pages
Discovering Research Methods in Psychology: A Student's Guide presents an accessible introduction to the research methodology techniques that underpin the field of psychology
  • Offers a unique narrative approach to introducing the complexities of psychological research methods to first year students
  • Introduces the reader to the three main types of research methods used in psychology – observation, experimentation and survey methods
  • Provides clear summaries of 21st-century published studies that reflect diversity and best illustrate issues in research methodology
  • Includes an emphasis on topics of most interest to students, from those with a personal perspective such as romantic relationships, prejudice and career decisions, to clinical topics including eating disorders, heavy drinking and paranoia 
  • Features a comprehensive glossary of all research terminology used in the narrative


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Lalage Sanders is Principal Lecturer at the Cardiff School of Health Science, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, U.K. She has authored more than 40 publications relating to lifestyle psychology and higher education research. She is also an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Chartered Health Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Society. She co-edited Ambulatory Anaesthesia and Sedation: Impairment and Recovery, an example of how psychological research methods can be used in applied settings. She has been teaching research methods and statistics to university students since 1991.

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