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MindTap Psychology for Research Methods: The Essential Knowledge Base 2nd Edition

William Trochim, Ph.D., James P. Donnelly, Kanika Arora

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Overview

MindTap™ Psychology for Trochim/Donnelly/Arora's Research Methods: The Essential Knowledge Base, 2nd Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. MindTap Psychology includes Research Tutor, which helps students stay on task when writing a research paper by breaking the process down into assignable tasks. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

William Trochim, Ph.D., Cornell University

William M. Trochim (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is a Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University and a Professor of Public Health in the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research at the Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC). He is the Director of the Cornell Office for Research on Evaluation and Director of Evaluation for Extension and Outreach at Cornell, and the Director of Evaluation for the WCMC's Clinical and Translational Science Center. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate required courses in applied social research methods since joining the faculty at Cornell in 1980. Trochim's research interests include the theory and practice of research, conceptualization methods, strategic and operational planning methods, performance management and measurement, and change management. His current research is primarily in the areas of translational research, research-practice integration, evidence-based practice, and evaluation policy.

James P. Donnelly,

James P. Donnelly, SUNY-Buffalo Dr. Donnelly is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology at the University at Buffalo. He completed his undergraduate degree at Allegheny College, his masters at Claremont Graduate University and his doctorate at the University at Buffalo. He teaches courses related to research methods and health psychology at the graduate level. Previously a psychologist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, his research and clinical interests are in quality of life issues related to chronic and life limiting illness. He is also affiliated with the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Buffalo. He lives in Clarence, New York with his wife Kerry and sons Seamus and Paddy.

Kanika Arora,

  • Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Research Tutor, a project management tool that helps students stay on task with the research assignment that is often included in the behavioral sciences research methods course. Research Tutor breaks the process down into 10 assignable modules that help manage timelines and turn research ideas into well-constructed research proposals, research papers, or presentations. It's the only interactive tool that helps students evaluate and choose an appropriate topic early in the course and stay on task as they move through their study.
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, googledocs and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times – both individually and compared to the highest performers in class.
  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what's important to you, the instructor.
  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.
  • In addition to the benefits of the platform, MindTap for Research Methods: The Essential Knowledge Base includes SPSS video tutorials on the most commonly taught procedures that provide students with a foundation in SPSS.
  • Small experimental data sets that provide students practice in SPSS/SAS/Excel etc.
Sample chapter of Learning Path below. Readings will change based on chapter.
Activities, problem sets and quizzes will use the Aplia platform(unless otherwise indicated):
Poll Question (LAMs).
Reading: Foundations of Ethics in Research.
Quiz.
Reading: Historical Cases of Unethical Research.
Quiz.
Reading: Evolution of a Modern System of Research Ethics.
Quiz.
Reading: Ethical in the Production and Publication of Scholarly Work.
Quiz.
Reading: Chapter Summary.
Engagement Activity (research article, data sets, etc.).
Practice Test.
Research Tutor will live in the Aplia MindApp in the dock.
SPSS Tutorial Videos are matched by topic and interspersed throughout learning path.
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