David W. Martin's unique blend of informality, humor, clear instruction, and solid scholarship make this concise text a popular choice for research methods courses in psychology. DOING PSYCHOLOGY EXPERIMENTS guides students through the experimentation process in a step-by-step manner, teaching them how to design, execute, interpret, and report on simple psychology experiments. Martin emphasizes the decision-making aspects of research, as well as the logic behind research procedures. He also devotes two separate chapters to many of the ethical questions that confront new experimenters - making this text a complete introduction to the psychology laboratory.
Table of Contents
1. How to Make Orderly Observations.
2. How to Do Experiments.
3. How to Get An Experimental Idea.
4. How to Be Fair with Participants.
5. How to be Fair with Science.
6. How to Find Out What Has Been Done.
7. How to Decide Which Variables to Manipulate and Measure.
8. How to Decide on a Between-Subjects Versus Within-Subject Design.
9. How to Plan Single-Variable, Multiple-Variable, and Converging Series Experiments.
10. How to Design Research that is not Experimental
11. How to Tell When You Are Ready to Begin.
12. How to Interpret Experimental Results.
13. How to Report Experimental Results.
Appendix A: How to Do Basic Statistics.
Appendix B: Statistical Tables.
Appendix C: Table of Random Numbers.