About the Book :
Colin Dyer's Research in Psychology provides a concise and accessible introduction to research methods and statistics in the field. A follow up to the popular text, Beginning Research in Psychology, this book presents a clear focus on the practicalities of how to conduct research, and provides thorough coverage of key areas and topics. Using qualitative and quantitative approaches, this text is an invaluable resource to those looking to improve their understanding of research methods and statistics.
Psychology and SciencePart I: Methods of Research:Interviews.Surveys, Sampling and QuestionnairesObservationsExperimentsPart II: Data Analysis:Introduction to Qualitative Data AnalysisIntroduction to Quantitative Data AnalysisIntroduction to Inferential StatisticsTest StatisticsAppendix 1: Ethical Principles in Psychological ResearchAppendix 2: SPSS Versions 11, 12 and 13Appendix 3: The Basic Rules of MathematicsAppendix 4: Statistical TablesReferencesIndex
Interesting Facts :
Presents thorough coverage of key areas and topics Provides consistently clear exposition and explanation, while remaining succinct and concise Coverage of SPSS Versions 11, 12 and 13Focuses on the practicalities of research, (the "how to do it" element) Includes qualitative, as well as quantitative, approachesMeets the current needs of students with little background in research methods and statistics
About the Author :
Colin Dyer has a first degree in Psychology from the University of Leicester and an M.Sc. in Cognition, Computing, and Psychology from the University of Warwick. He has been teaching psychology since 1978 and has gained experience of all levels from GCSE to postgraduate. He is now a freelance writer and researcher having previously managed and taught HE courses at North Warwickshire & Hinckley College. He is also an Honorary Lecturer at Coventry University, where he has taught both Psychology undergraduates and students on the Clinical Doctorate program.