Research Methods in Psychology
This work emphasizes problem-solving and offers coverage of descriptive, experimental, and applied research methods. Statistical principles are also featured and this edition contains two new chapters: ethical issues in the conduct of psychological research; and analysis of experiments.
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PSYCHOLOGY AS A SCIENCE
SCIENTIFIC THEORY CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING
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