Conducting Research in Psychology
Measuring the Weight of Smoke
- Brett W. Pelham - Georgetown University, USA, Montgomery College, USA
- Hart Blanton - Texas A&M University, USA
Research Methods in Psychology
Conducting Research in Psychology: Measuring the Weight of Smoke provides students an engaging introduction to psychological research by employing humor, stories, and hands-on activities. Through its methodology exercises, learners are encouraged to use their intuition to understand research methods and apply basic research principles to novel problems. Authors Brett W. Pelham and Hart Blanton integrate cutting-edge topics, including implicit biases, measurement controversies, online data collection, and new tools for determining the replicability of a set of research findings. The Fifth Edition broadens its coverage of methodologies to reflect the types of research now conducted by psychologists. Two new chapters accommodate the needs of instructors who incorporate student research projects into their courses.
The open-access Student Study Site includes author-created, mobile-friendly web quizzes that allow students to independently assess their progress in learning course material.
The password-protected Instructor Resource Site offers an author-created Instructor’s Manual that includes the following for each chapter in the book.
- An introductory Preface with teaching tips from the authors
- Multiple choice test questions with pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert personalized questions to assess students’ progress and understanding
- Chapter summaries to help prepare for lectures and class discussions
- Suggested answers to Study Questions that appear at the end of each chapter in the textbook
- Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses
- Answers to the Hands-On Activities from Appendix 1 of the textbook
- Answers to Methodology Exercises in Appendix 2 of the textbook
- Answers to Methodology Problems in Appendix 3 of the textbook