Written for research methods and experimental design courses, this easy-to-understand, "hands-on" text uses actual cases to teach students the basic principles of experimental design. Over 100 cases are cited, drawn from professional literature and representing every major area of psychology, from animal studies to clinical observations and child psychology. Some cases are left for the student to analyze, actual experiments are analyzed in detail and design problems are included throughout the text. The fifth edition contains coverage of new ethical standards adopted by the American Psychological Association (APA), new sections on quasi-experimental studies and naturalist observations in Part One, a new chapter on methods for acquiring research data, a host of new articles in Part Two, and a section on basic statistics in the appendices.
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Maclin and Solso combine a text and case approach to examine the methods of experimental psychology. Using published research findings, students read, critique, and analyze actual cases/experiments from all aspects of psychology that exemplify various design principles. This book addresses two basic challenges that students and instructors often face in the research methods course:
How do you relate research methods to the real world of research?
The pedagogical method in this book uses actual experiments to help students learn how design principles are applied in research. In this edition of Experimental Psychology the student will read, critique, and analyze approximately 75 cases drawn from professional literature representing every major area of psychology — from animal studies to child psychology.
Do your students often ask, “Why am I here?”
Using this text, students will learn how we know what we know about psychological science. Teaching by example, MacLin and Solso educate students how to do research, as well as sharpen their reading, thinking, and writing skills.About the Author:
Dr. Kim MacLin is Associate Professor of Psychology and Law at the University of Northern Iowa. She received her Ph.D. in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Social Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. She teaches Introductory Psychology, Psychology & Law, Social Psychology, and Research Methods. She was a recipient of the 2005 Outstanding Teaching Award for Untenured Faculty. Her research interests focus on criminal appearance stereotypes, the source of those stereotypes, and how those stereotypes impact memory and decision making in a variety of legal contexts.
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Book Description Harpercollins College Div, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 5th. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0065011422
Book Description Harpercollins College Div, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0065011422
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