Psychology Express: Research Methods in Psychology (Undergraduate Revision Guide)

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Mark Forshaw / Dominic Upton / Steve Jones  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
216
Pub.-date
July 2011
ISBN13
9780273737254
ISBN
0273737252
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Description

This revision guide provides concise coverage of the central topics within Research Methods in Psychology, presented within a framework designed to help you focus on assessment and exams.  The text encapsulates all the subject matter listed in the BPS Qualifying Examination syllabus for the area.  The structure of the book represents a logical, linear progress through your typical learning in relation to Research Methods in Psychology.  The two authors bring their clear, accessible style to bear on this, making the normally ‘dry’ subject matter seem more lively and engaging.  The chapter on writing reports is deliberately left to the end since this is the natural culmination of your research process.

Sample questions, assessment advice and exam tips drive the organisation within chapters so you are able to grasp and marshal your thoughts towards revision of the main topics.  Features focused on critical thinking, practical applications and key research will offer additional pointers for you in your revision process and exam preparation.

A companion website provides supporting resources for self testing, exam practice, answers to questions in the book, and links to further resources.

Features

  • Plan your Research Methods revision more effectively
  • Approach RM assignments and exams with greater confidence
  • Use the companion website to test your knowledge with quizzes and interactive flashcards, try out sample exam questions, and keep up to date with the latest study advice
  • Review the key topics alligned to the BPS Qualifying Examination for Research Methods
  • Check your understanding of the important research, debates and practical applications within the field
  • Make your answer stand out using the guidance, tips and practical advice

Table of Contents

Chapter 1          Research in psychology
Chapter 2          Designing research studies
Chapter 3          The basics of experimental design
Chapter 4          Designing complex experiments
Chapter 5          Case studies, single-case and small-N designs
Chapter 6          Observational methods
Chapter 7          Measuring attitudes
Chapter 8          Reliability and validity
Chapter 9          Qualitative approaches and methods
Chapter 10        Ethics of research with humans and animals
Chapter 11        Reporting research

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The Psychology Express series is tailored to help you to understand key concepts quickly, revise effectively and make sure your answer stands out.

  • Prepare for exams and coursework using sample questions and assessment advice
  • Maximise your marks and approach exams with confidence
  • Quickly grasp key research and methodological issues
  • Use the subject-specific companion website to test your knowledge, try out sample exam questions and view guided answers and keep up to date with the latest study advice

UNDERSTAND QUICKLY
REVISE EFFECTIVELY
TAKE EXAMS WITH CONFIDENCE

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Author

Mark Forshaw, Staffordshire University
Dominic Upton, University of Worcester
Steve Jones, Leeds Trinity University College


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