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PSYC 310 Research Methods in Psychology: Home
Resources to assist your study of research methods
SAGE Research Methods is a research tool that connects you to over 100,000 pages of SAGE research methods books, journals, and reference material with advanced search features. Here, researchers, faculty, and students can explore methods concepts to design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct research, and write up findings.
Designing a study and writing up a research proposal takes time. -This practical guide will walk you through every step of the process. It will help you hone in on a research topic, guide you in developing the research question, designing the study, and choosing the best strategies for sampling and measurement.
Call Number: BF78 .M34 2010 / Also available online in Sage
Publication Date: 2010
"[P]resents indispensable instruction, advice and tips on note making and note taking, evaluating academic literature, writing critical essays, ... understanding research methods and issues associated with conducting research, writing and presenting reports and research and also some important computer skills ... Practical exercises and interactive tasks are integrated throughout to clarify key points and give the students a chance to practice on their own. A glossary of key terms is also provided."
Part 1 begins by teaching students to read newspapers and other media sources critically and analytically. It focuses on the crafts of writing and scholarship by providing the basics of grammar, style, formats, and source citation, and then introduces students to a variety of rich information resources. Part 2 prepares students to research, read, write, review, and critique psychology scholarship. Part 3 provides exercises in advanced studies, including biological psychology, sensation and perception, developmental psychology, social psychology, and abnormal psychology.
Psychology is of interest to academics from many fields, as well as to the thousands of academic and clinical psychologists and general public who can't help but be interested in learning more about why humans think and behave as they do.
Culture has become one of the most important constructs in contemporary psychology, yet when behavioral and social scientists attempt to research ethnocultural communities, they typically rely on wholly quantitative methods, excluding the richness and vitality that numbers alone cannot convey. This volume presents the state-of-the-art discourse on qualitative methods in psychology and community studies.
This text goes beyond the basics to teach readers advanced methods for conducting behavioural research on the Internet. Short chapters offer practical advice by leading experts in key domains of Internet research.
In the behavioral sciences today, there is increasing emphasis on transparency, and the need for research studies to be made replicable. This book presents a straightforward approach to managing and documenting one's data so that other researchers can repeat the study. While data management may seem intimidating to new researchers, this book shows how easy it can (and should!) be.
At its foundational level, the heart of science is that its methods allow for others to believe its results. This foundation is served by trust, accuracy, and transparency. This book introduces a plethora of strategies to help strengthen the field by improving research quality. Readers will learn how research methods are evolving and how to maximize the quality and impact of their own work.
Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research holds the world's largest collection of computer-readable social science data. These data can be used for both research and instructional activities. First time users will be asked to create an ICPSR MyData account.
The use of secondary data, or existing data that is freely available to researchers who were not involved in the original study, has a long and rich tradition in the social sciences. This book provides students and seasoned researchers alike with an accessible introduction to secondary analysis.