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Research Methods Laboratory Manual for Psychology, 3rd Edition

  • includes InfoTrac®
  • William Langston Middle Tennessee State University
  • ISBN-10: 0495811181  |  ISBN-13: 9780495811183
  • 224 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 2002, 2002
  • © 2011 | Published
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Overview

William Langston brings the research methods lab right to the student! Now in its Third Edition, his RESEARCH METHODS LABORATORY MANUAL FOR PSYCHOLOGY sustains its well-earned reputation as an innovative, one-of-a-kind solution for research methods classes. Experiments found within the text cover such topics as the Barnum effect, personality differences between believers and non-believers in the paranormal, and magical thinking – allowing students to experience research methods hands-on while focusing them on the asking and answering of interesting questions. This lab manual will enrich the learning and interest of any lab class.

Features and Benefits

  • "Ethics Notes" remind students of the ethical rules and highlight situations where those rules may affect how research is conducted.
  • "Methodology Notes" highlight features of target articles and the methodological issues associated with the projects.
  • “Science Notes” highlight issues from the philosophy of science related to psychology research.
  • Special comprehension check methodology notes at the end of each design description help students evaluate their understanding of the design.
  • The Appendixes walk students succinctly through each step of conducting their own research project: getting approval for projects from institutional review boards, writing results sections, presenting research, evaluating sources, and discriminating science from pseudoscience. Often, these topics present major roadblocks for research projects.
  • With the variety of designs presented, students can rehearse their knowledge of many analyses covered in introductory statistics (from chi-square to factorial ANOVA).

Table of Contents

Part One: SINGLE-SUBJECT, OBSERVATION, SURVEY, AND CORRELATION RESEARCH.
1. Single-Subject Designs.
2. Observation Research.
3. Survey Research.
4. Correlation Research 1.
5. Correlation Research 2.
6. Correlation Research 3.
Part Two: EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS.
7. Two Group Experiments.
8. One-Way Designs.
9. Factorial Designs 1.
10. Factorial Designs 2.
11. Field Experiments.
Appendix A: Institutional Review Boards.
Appendix B: Writing Results Sections.
Appendix C: Presenting Your Work.
Appendix D: Evaluating Sources.
Appendix E: Discriminating Science from Pseudoscience.

What's New

  • Updated throughout to reflect the new edition of the APA Publication Manual.
  • All new target articles were selected. All of the articles have a consistent theme related to pseudoscience and belief in the paranormal. The target articles still cover content from many subdisciplines within psychology.
  • All of the suggested projects are new.
  • Methodology sections were updated and revised.
  • A new chapter was added for single-subject designs and more correlation research chapters were added.
  • “Science Notes” highlight issues from the philosophy of science related to psychology research.
  • Special comprehension check methodology notes at the end of each design description help students evaluate their understanding of the design.
  • New Appendixes on evaluating sources and discriminating science from pseudoscience were added.

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Supplements

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Research Methods Laboratory Manual for Psychology  (ISBN-10: 1111519544 | ISBN-13: 9781111519544)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

William Langston

William Langston enjoys teaching his students research methods, cognitive psychology, the psychology of language, human factors, and science and pseudoscience in psychology at Middle Tennessee State University. He studied psychology as an undergraduate at University of Houston, and earned a Ph.D. in psychology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also minored in computer science. As a member of the Psychonomic Society, APA Division Two-Teaching of Psychology, the Society for Text and Discourse, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Dr. Langston remains very active in the field.