Research Methods in Psychology: Core Concepts and Skills
- Paul C. Price
- January 2012
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While Research Methods in Psychology is fairly traditional— making it easy for you to use with your existing courses — it also emphasizes a fundamental idea that is often lost on undergraduates: research methods are not a peripheral concern in our discipline; they are central. The overarching goal of this textbook is to present the basics of psychological research methods — focusing on the concepts and skills that are most widely shared within the discipline — emphasizing both their centrality to our field and their contribution to our understanding of human behavior.
- Examples drawn from the entire range of contemporary psychology, including abnormal, clinical, and counseling psychology.
- Content and terminology influenced by leading original books and articles in the research methodology literature—as determined by an empirical analysis of the reference lists of secondary sources.
- Incorporated concepts from the Undergraduate Psychology Major Learning Goals and Outcomes document commissioned by the APA.
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