How To Design And Report Experiments

Author: Andy Field
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1847872980
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How to Design and Report Experiments is the perfect textbook and guide to the often bewildering world of experimental design and statistics. It provides a complete map of the entire process beginning with how to get ideas about research, how to refine your research question and the actual design of the experiment, leading on to statistical procedure and assistance with writing up of results. While many books look at the fundamentals of doing successful experiments and include good coverage of statistical techniques, this book very importantly considers the process in chronological order with specific attention given to effective design in the context of likely methods needed and expected results. Without full assessment of these aspects, the experience and results may not end up being as positive as one might have hoped. Ample coverage is then also provided of statistical data analysis, a hazardous journey in itself, and the reporting of findings, with numerous examples and helpful tips of common downfalls throughout. Combining light humour, empathy with solid practical guidance to ensure a positive experience overall, Designing and Reporting Experiments will be essential reading for students in psychology and those in cognate disciplines with an experimental focus or content in research methods courses.

Designing And Reporting Experiments In Psychology

Author: Peter R. Harris
Editor: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335201464
Size: 10,71 MB
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"This book is very well written...I think that the new, more advanced material will increase its usefulness to students at a later level in their undergraduate studies...In fact, it is brimming with good advice..." - David Clark-Carter, Staffordshire University

Designing And Reporting Experiments In Psychology

Author: Peter Harris
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335235484
Size: 20,22 MB
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This book is designed to help with every stage of the report writing process including what to put in each section and recommendations for formatting and style.

Introduction To Research Methods And Report Writing

Author: Elia Shabani Mligo
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498278515
Size: 10,89 MB
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This book provides introductory materials on research methods and report writing that aim at guiding students and researchers towards effective research and reporting of their findings. Unlike the many volumes on research that are mostly theoretical, this book originated in the classroom and grew out of the students' own needs to design and conduct satisfactory research in order to meet academic requirements. It is also designed to help experienced researchers in their research ventures. In fulfilling this purpose, the author uses simple, straightforward language. He also provides appropriate examples and illustrations to enable the reader to grasp the basic concepts of research. The book will prove a useful guide for students and researchers in social sciences and humanities who wish to transform research theory into real and feasible research projects.

Introduction To Research Methods In Psychology

Author: Hugh Coolican
Editor:
ISBN: 9780340907573
Size: 16,51 MB
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Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, 3rd edition, is the ideal text for those A level students who need more than just a single chapter (as found in most A level texts) but less detail than a higher-level advanced research methods text. It provides all the skills required to approach research methods in a logical way, showing students how to design and report experiments, collect and analyse data. The book also provides excellent coverage of questionnaire design, observation techniques, experimental designs, sampling, variables, ethics and qualitative research. This text is also ideal for undergraduates with no previous experience of research methods and statistics, and those who approach it with trepidation! Coolican draws on common sense, logic and everyday experience to show students that they already have the skills and techniques to understand and carry out research successfully. Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology is the essential text for all courses which require 'hands-on' skills of simple research, experiments, data collection and analysis.

Doing Psychology Experiments

Author: David W. Martin
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN:
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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.

Research Methods For Clinical Therapists E Book

Author: Carolyn M. Hicks
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702041882
Size: 19,56 MB
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Struggling to do a project or dissertation, evaluate published research or conduct your own research? Help is at hand with this 5th edition of Research Methods for Clinical Therapists, which explains, in a clear and simple manner, how to evaluate existing research and how to conduct your own research. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the practising health care professional, the focus of the text is the design and analysis of experimental studies. These are vital to the effectiveness studies that are central to the work of the healthcare professional. Specific examples from different areas of healthcare are used to explain the core research concepts and relate them to clinical situations. Statistical theory and jargon are kept to a minimum. 'Key concept' boxes to explain technical research terms Activities and exercises (with answers provided in an appendix) to reinforce learning Sample critique of a published research article Comprehensive coverage of the key components of a robust research study Explanation of basic mathematical concepts Extended section on calculating sample sizes Guidelines on the preparation of posters Calculation of Inter-rater reliability measures, including Cohen’s Kappa, ICC (interclass correlation) and Bland-Altman graphs of inter-rater agreement Introduction to Receiver Operating Characteristics, for use in screening and diagnostic testing against gold-standards The Thurstone Paired Comparison Technique, valuable in capturing the user voice on a variety of service planning, design and development issues Undertaking Systematic Reviews Relevant further reading for each chapter to support readers in their work.

First Steps In Statistics

Author: Daniel B. Wright
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761951636
Size: 18,44 MB
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First Steps in Statistics is an introduction to the most common statistics used and taught on first-year research methods courses and is designed to map onto a ten- or fifteen-week module. Coverage includes: descriptive statistics t Tests ANOVAs correlations regressions Chi-Squared test graphing data Carefully chosen examples are used to illustrate each test, and there is particular care in conveying conceptual aspects. There are also special chapters dedicated to the role of hypothesis testing, sampling, and making graphs. Each chapter includes several exercises answers to which can be supplied free to adopters upon request. A list of further reading to guide the student comfortably through their first experience of doing basic statistics and playing with data is also provided.

Research Methods For Massage And Holistic Therapies E Book

Author: Glenn Hymel
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323070493
Size: 18,36 MB
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This comprehensive resource covers a broad array of research strategies available to massage therapists to give them the tools they need to be knowledgeable readers of research literature, as well as active researchers. The primary focus of the book is on the quantitative aspect of research that encompasses the principal types of studies most extensively used in the various health care professions, specifically massage therapy. Extensive coverage is also given to the qualitative and integrative research categories that are progressively gaining recognition among researchers in various health science disciplines and professions. Accommodates the March 2003 mandate from the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) that massage therapy schools incorporate into their curricula provisions to ensure a research literate profession. Examples and techniques for interpreting research guide practitioners and students to be knowledgeable readers of massage therapy research, allowing application to practice. Relies heavily on concept maps, flowcharts, tables, and illustrations and excerpts of published studies to augment the book's narrative development of topics by providing pictorial displays and summaries of the material. Literature-based and hypothetical research examples/illustrations from several manual therapy professions employing therapeutic massage make the material pertinent to real-life settings An introductory section at the beginning of each chapter reviews the material covered in the previous chapter and how it relates to the new material. Chapter coverage spans the quantitative, qualitative, and integrative research categories and affiliated research strategies and methods are considered in detail. Review/summary tables give an overview of the narrative development of topics. Boxes provide the essential features of a given topic. Relies on multiple examples of possible research scenarios and illustrative excerpts from the published research literature. Content is cross-referenced for use with the Massage Therapy Foundation's Massage Therapy Research Curriculum Kit to provide both instructors and students in the 6-, 15-, and 24-hour options/levels an extensively-developed resource in one place. Each chapter includes recommended web sites and software application packages for further information.

The Design Of Experiments In Neuroscience

Author: Mary Harrington
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1412974321
Size: 15,59 MB
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“You are about to start on a great adventure. You are going to transition from reading about science to becoming a scientist.” -From the Preface Using engaging, disarming prose, author Mary Harrington shows neuroscience students how to go about selecting a topic, designing an experiment, analyzing the results, and publishing a paper. This text effectively illustrates basic research methods and design principles by uniquely using relevant examples from neuroscience such as the principles of design of fMRI studies, the use of transgenic mice, and conditional gene knockouts. The author also addresses basic professional ethics, fundamental statistics and data analysis tools, the range of possible experimental designs (from simple descriptive studies to multifactorial designs), and ways to control unwanted variables and avoid common pitfalls. This text is intended as either a core or supplemental text for both undergraduates and graduate students studying research methods in Neuroscience, Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, Neurochemistry, or Biological Psychology.