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Lab Manual for Psychological Research
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Lab Manual for Psychological Research

Fifth Edition


September 2023 | 112 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Lab Manual for Psychological Research, Fifth Edition, by Dawn M. McBride and J. Cooper Cutting provides students with opportunities to practice and apply the knowledge and skills learned in their research methods course. Developed for use in a lab course or as take-home review, the manual contains four types of practice: exercises that connect to specific concepts, exercises for developing a research project, APA style exercises that become progressively more complex, and instruction for how to avoid plagiarism. The new edition provides fully revised exercises for the 7th edition of the APA style guide along with other new and revised exercises. The book now follows the progression of steps in the research process to better to better match student projects. This comprehensive and practical manual can be used with Dawn M. McBride's best-selling The Process of Research in Psychology, Fifth Edition, or as a supplement to other core texts.
 
PART I : Research Methods Exercises
1. Science Versus Pseudoscience Exercise

 
2. Science in the News

 
3. Reading Journal Articles Exercise—Shachnai et al. (2022)

 
4. Reading Journal Articles Exercise—Sana and Yan (2022)

 
5. Reading Journal Articles Exercise— Mojdehi et al. (2020)

 
6. Reading Journal Articles Exercise—Flanigan and Titsworth (2020)

 
7. Literature Reviews

 
8. Identifying and Developing Hypotheses About Variables

 
9. Bias and Control Exercise

 
10. Design a Study Exercise

 
11. Research Design Exercise

 
12. Design and Data Collection Exercise

 
13. Experiments Exercise

 
14. Identifying Independent and Dependent Variables Exercise

 
15. Operationally Defining Variables Exercise

 
16. Identifying Variables From Empirical Articles

 
17. Internal and External Validity Exercise

 
18. Ethics Exercise

 
19. Ethics in Published Study Exercise

 
20. Subject Sampling Exercise

 
21. Descriptive Statistics Exercise

 
22. Graphing Exercise

 
23. Misleading Graphs Exercise

 
24. Correlations and Scatterplots Exercise

 
25. Making Hypotheses Exercise

 
26. Inferential Statistics Exercise

 
27. Inferential Statistics and Analysis Exercise

 
28. Statistical Hypothesis Generation Exercise

 
29. Factorial Design Exercise

 
30. Factorial Design Exercise— Sproesser, Schupp, and Renner (2014)

 
31. Factorial Design Exercise— Farmer, McKay, and Tsakiris (2014)

 
 
PART II : Research Project Exercises
32. Getting Your Research Ideas for the Group Project

 
33. Picking Your Research Idea for the Group Project

 
34. Brief Literature Review for Group Project Development

 
35. Group Project Literature Review

 
36. Variables in Your Group Projects

 
37. Mock Institutional Review Board Form

 
38. Pilot of Research Project

 
39. Statistical Analyses for Your Group Project

 
40. Group Project Data Analysis Exercise

 
41. Group Project Methods Section

 
42. Group Project Results Section

 
43. Group Project Discussion Section

 
44. Group Project Abstract

 
 
PART III : APA Style Exercises
45. Creating APA Style References

 
46. APA Style Exercise

 
47. Sample Manuscript Text

 
48. Citations and References

 
49. APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report—Part A

 
50. APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report—Part B

 
51. APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report—Part C

 
52. APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report—Part D

 
 
PART IV : Avoiding Plagiarism Exercises
53. Identifying Plagiarism

 
54. Avoiding Plagiarism

 
55. Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Exercise

 

Supplements

Instructor Resources
LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle

The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title's instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS). These resources include:
  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Lecture notes
  • Lab Manual Answers 
  • All tables and figures from the textbook
Don't use an LMS platform?

You can still access the online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.
Student Resources
The Student Resources Include: 

  • MS Word file for Exercise 47
  • Lab Manual Answers
Key features
NEW AND KEY FEATURES

  • APA exercises in Part III and references throughout have been updated for the 7th edition of the APA style guide

  •  Exercises have been reorganized to follow the steps in the research process

  •  New exercises on avoiding plagiarism have been added to Part IV

  • Group activity exercises are now included on the instructor website

  •  A research development project offers instructors the ability to assign an individual or group project to be completed as students learn the research process.

  •  Content relevant to any student studying research methods in psychology makes the lab manual useable as a supplement with other core texts.

II. Chapter-Specific Changes

Please list changes to each element, including textual revision, tables, maps, charts, figures, data, readings, etc, as applicable.

Preface:

Updated

Foreword:

N/A 

Introduction:

Updated the connection table to chapters in Process text and added the corresponding research process steps for each exercise.

Part I:
Please check all that apply

?Major Changes ?Minor Changes ?Changed Tables/Figures   
?Changes Data & Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation
Summary of Changes: 
Exercises were updated with new data and research articles to use more current research and to change correct answers to stave off use of answer key found online by students. Class activities and readings were moved to the Instructor’s Manual.

Part II:
Please check all that apply

?Major Changes ?Minor Changes ?Changed Tables/Figures   
?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

Summary of Changes: 
This part of the manual contains exercises for a (group) research project. A few of the template items were moved to the instructor’s manual.

PART III:
Please check all that apply

?Major Changes ?Minor Changes ?Changed Tables/Figures   
?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

Summary of Changes: 
Exercises were updated to conform with the 7e of the APA Style Guide and updated research examples were added to some of the exercises.

Part IV:
Please check all that apply

?Major Changes ?Minor Changes ?Changed Tables/Figures   
?Changes Data &Statistics    ?Changed References/Citation

Summary of Changes:  
The description of plagiarism and the types of plagiarism exercise was moved to the Instructor’s Manual and two new exercises were added to help students better understand how to identify and avoid plagiarism in their own writing.

 

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