This sixth edition of Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology has been fully revised and updated, while still providing students with the most readable and comprehensive survey of research methods, statistical concepts and procedures in psychology today. Assuming no prior knowledge, the book takes you through every stage of your research project giving specific advice on planning and conducting studies, analysing data and writing up practical reports.
The book provides clear coverage of statistical procedures, and includes everything needed at Undergraduate level, and often Masters level, from nominal level tests to multi-factorial ANOVA designs, multiple regression and log linear analysis. In addition, the book provides detailed and illustrated SPSS instructions for all statistical procedures, including data entry and interpreting output, thus eliminating the need for an extra SPSS textbook.
There are several new features in the 6th edition:
"Tricky bits" - in-depth notes on the things that students typically have problems with, including common misunderstandings and likely mistakes
Improved coverage of qualitative methods and analysis, plus updates to Grounded Theory, Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis and Discourse Analysis
A full and recently published journal article using Thematic Analysis, illustrating how articles appear in print
Discussion of contemporary issues and debates, including recent coverage of journals’ reluctance to publish replication of studies
Fully updated online links, offering even more information and useful resources, especially for statistics
Each chapter contains a glossary, key terms and newly integrated exercises, ensuring that key concepts are understood. A companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/coolican) provides additional exercises, revision flash cards, links to further reading and data for use with SPSS.
The bestselling research methods text for more than two decades, Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology remains an invaluable resource for students of psychology throughout their studies.