Colin Dyer's Research in Psychology provides a concise and accessible introduction to research methods and statistics in the field, presenting a clear focus on the practicalities of how to effectively conduct research. * 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 13. * Focuses on the practicalities of research, (the "how to do it" element). * Includes qualitative, as well as quantitative, approaches . * Meets the current needs of students with little background in research methods and statistics.
List of Figures. List of Boxes. Acknowledgements. 1. Psychology and Science. Part I: Methods of Research:. 2. Interviews. 3. Surveys, Sampling and Questionnaires. 4. Observations. 5. Experiments. Part II: Data Analysis:. 6. Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis. 7. Introduction to Quantitative Data Analysis. 8. Introduction to Inferential Statistics. 9. Test Statistics. Appendix 1: Ethical Principles in Psychological Research. Appendix 2: SPSS Versions 11, 12 and 13. Appendix 3: The Basic Rules of Mathematics. Appendix 4: Statistical Tables. References. Index