This textbook is suitable for the following courses: Research Methods in Psychology and Experimental Psychology
While Research Methods: Core Concepts and Skills for 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.
New in This Version
All external links updates and new links added
Several new "callouts" on a variety of interesting and useful topics
Eliminated tables of critical values and new focus on using p value calculators
Added new "Chapter 14: The Big Picture" with a focus on concerns about traditional research practices, their effect on the reliability of research results, and meta-analysis and open science movement as ways to address concerns
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Paul C. Price
California State University - Fresno
Paul C. Price (PhD University of Michigan) is Professor of Psychology at California State University, Fresno and previously taught at the University of Michigan. Among the courses he teaches regularly are an introduction to the psychology major, statistics, research methods, and health psychology. His overarching goal as a teacher is to help students learn to think carefully and critically about human behavior, and to show them that doing so can be fun. Paul's research is in the areas of judgment and reasoning, including likelihood and risk judgment, social judgment (especially comparative social judgment), and basic quantitative reasoning.
In Section 11.3, under the "Professional Conferences" call out box, changed the link for "Undergraduate Research Conferences in Psychology" to the following: https://www.cur.org/undergraduate_research_conferences_in_psychology/.
In Section 14.2 in the "Exercise" at the end of the section: Added "and" between "meta-analysis" and "try" in the first sentence.