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Psychology research methods: connecting research to students' lives

Psychology research methods: connecting research to students' lives

Heath, Wendy, 1960-

With a clear and conversational tone, this engaging, accessible textbook provides an introduction to research methodology. The book uses interesting research examples pertinent to students' lives to keep the reader engaged. The text is intended for undergraduate students in research methods courses in psychology departments

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Wendy Heath
ISBN: 1107461111, 9781107461116
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xviii, 386 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm.
Subject: Psychology Methodology.; Psychology Research.; Psychology Research Methodology.


  1. Introduction to research methodology
  2. Developing research ideas and hypotheses
  3. Ethics
  4. Defining and measuring variables
  5. Descriptive research methods
  6. Correlational research
  7. Survey research
  8. Experimentation with one independent variable
  9. Factorial designs: experiments with more than one independent variable
  10. Quasi-experimental designs
  11. Small-N designs
  12. External validity
  13. Online research
  14. Writing about and presenting your research.