Experimental Methodology

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Allyn and Bacon, 2004 - Psychology - 494 pages
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This text presents a reader-friendly introduction to the basic principles of experimental and non-experimental psychological research. Experimental Methodology is organized so that each chapter focuses on a specific step in the research process. This text provides an instruction in the experimental research and an introduction to non-experimental approaches such as ex-post facto research, correlational research, and survey research. - New Chapter 7 Validity in Experimental Research combines coverage of external and internal validity. Combines Chapter 7 Control in Experimentation and Chapter 14 External Validity from last edition. - Incorporates the new APA code of ethics as in pertains to research. - Chapter opening Learning Objectives have been replaced with Visual Overviews to give students a visual overview of the upcoming material. - New end of chapter mini-quizzes help students review material. - Online study questions written by author. - Incorporates both quantitative and qualitative research to give students a balanced perspective. - Chapter-opening vignettes focus on current events to demonstrate the real-life relevance of psychological research. - Study question

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
CHAPTER
14
Summary I
60
Chapter Preview I
66
H A PT s n 4 Problem Identification and Hypothesis Formation
84
cmwren s Ethics I
112
H A P 1 s R 6 Variables Used in Experimentation
162
H A P T E n 1 Validity in Experimental Research
194
QuasiExperimental Designs
299
H A PTE a 1 1 SingleCase Research Designs
324
Data Collection I
353
H A PTE R 13 Hypothesis Testing
374
The Research Report
409
Appendices
464
References I
470
Index
489

cmuwsa a ControITechniques
231
Experimental Research Design
267
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About the author (2004)

Larry Christensen (PhD University of Southern Mississippi) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of South Alabama. Larry is the author of several successful textbooks and has published more than 60 journal articles.

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