Research Methods in Psychology

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Glynis M Breakwell, Sean Hammond, Chris Fife-Schaw
SAGE Publications, Jul 27, 2000 - Psychology - 450 pages
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Research Methods in Psychology, Second Edition is an expanded and updated new edition of this best-selling textbook. It presents a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the key research methods, both qualitative and quantitative, employed in psychology and across the social sciences. Four entirely new chapters are presented (Research with Special Groups, Cross-Cultural Research, Content Analysis, and Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling) and all other chapters have been thoroughly revised and brought up-to-date. As with the first edition, the book is organized into four coherent sections:

The book is illustrated throughout with examples from current research and combines step-by-step advice, exercises and lists of further reading. Written in a lively style, this text should be essential reading for all methods courses in psychology, nursing, health studies, education, organization studies and others that draw on the array of research techniques available in psychology. 

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A very reliable textbook. I used it as a student and now I recommend it to my students. Good categorisation of topics into chapters. The breadth of topics makes this good value for students.

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Dame Glynis M. Breakwell has been a Professor of Psychology for over 20 years and is currently the Vice Chancellor of the University of Bath. Her research focuses upon identity process theory and social representations, leadership in complex organisations, and the psychology of risk management, perception and communication. She has published more than 20 books, several of which are on research methods. She is an adviser to government and private sector companies on the use of psychological methods and theories.

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