Presenting a principle or problem in experimental design, the authors then show how the problem has been dealt with in psychological literature. Organized into two parts (Basic Principles of Experimental Design and Analysis of Experiments), this book combines 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.
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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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