Über den Autor
Hugh Coolican is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Coventry, a Chartered Psychologist and an examiner for the International Baccalaureate.
Preface. PART 1 Research methods and ethics. 1. Psychology, science and research. 2. Measuring people - variables, samples and the qualitative critique. 3. Experiments and experimental designs in psychology. 4. Validity in psychological research. 5. Quasi-experiments and non-experiments. 6. Observational methods - watching and being with people. 7. Interview methods - asking people direct questions. 8. Psychological tests and measurement scales. 9. Comparison studies - cross-sectional, longitudinal and cross-cultural studies. 10. Qualitative approaches in psychology. 11 Ethical issues in psychological research. PART 2 Analysing data and writing up. 12. Analysing qualitative data. 13. Statistics - organising the data. 14. Graphical representation of data. 15. Frequencies and distributions. 16. Significance testing - was it a real effect? 17. Testing for differences between two samples. 18 Tests for categorical variables and frequency tables. 19. Correlation and regression. 20 Multi-level analysis - ANOVA for differences between more than two conditions. 21. Multi-factorial ANOVA designs. 22. ANOVA for repeated measures designs. 23. Choosing a significance test for your data (and internet resources). 24. Planning your practical and writing up your report. Appendix to Chapter 12. Appendix (Statistical tables).
6th edition. Fully revised and updated with a new clear layout and 2-colour text design to enhance the content and accessibility. Extensive coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as statistical concepts and SPSS provides students with and invaluable single resource.rn