Intended for beginning graduate or advanced undergraduate students, this book provides a comprehensive review of research methods used in psychology and related disciplines. It covers topics that are often omitted in other texts including correlational and qualitative research and integrative literature reviews. Basic principles are reviewed for those who need a refresher. The focus is on conceptual issues – statistics are kept to a minimum. Featuring examples from all fields of psychology, the book addresses laboratory and field research. Chapters are written to be used independently, so instructors can pick and choose those that fit their course needs. Reorganized to parallel the steps of the research process, tips on writing reports are also provided. Each chapter features an outline, key terms, a summary, and questions and exercises that integrate chapter topics and put theory into practice. A glossary and an annotated list of readings are now included. Intended as a text for beginning graduate and/or advanced undergraduate courses in research methods or experimental methods or design taught in psychology, human development, family studies, education, or other social and behavioral sciences, a prerequisite of undergraduate statistics and a beginning research methods course is assumed.

Key Features:-

  • New chapters on qualitative research and content analysis and another on integrative literature revi
  • A new chapter on exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis that addresses the use of path analysi
  • A new chapter on how to write a research report using APA style.
  • Examples from cross-cultural and multi-cultural research, neuroscience, cognitive, and developmental
  • More on Internet research and studies.
  • Greatly expanded Part 3 on research designs with chapters on true experiments, field research, corre

More Details about Principles Of Research In Behavioral Science, 3rd Edition

General Information  
Author(s)Whitley and Bernard E and Kite and Jr and Mary E
PublisherT and F India
Publish YearNovember 2012