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The Psychology Research Handbook
A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants

Second Edition
  • Frederick T. L. Leong - Michigan State University, USA, Southern Illinois University, USA, Ohio State University, USA, University of Tennessee, USA
  • James T. Austin - The Ohio State University, USA


November 2005 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.
Anthony Marsella
Foreword
 
Acknowledgments
James T. Austin, Frederick T. L.
Introduction
 
PART I. RESEARCH PLANNING
Douglas A. Hershey, Joy M. Jacobs-Lawson, Thomas L. Wilson
Research as a script
Frederick T. L. Leong, Douglas J. Muccio
Finding a research topic
Jeffrey Reed, Pam Baxter
Bibliographic research
Kathryn Oleson, Robert Arkin
Reviewing and evaluating a research article
James Altschuld, James Austin
Program evaluation: Concepts and Perspectives
 
PART II. DESIGN, INSTRUMENT SELECTION OR DEVELOPMENT, & SAMPLING
Bruce Wampold
Designing a research study
Madonna Constantine, Joseph Ponterotto
Evaluating and selecting psychological measures for research purposes
Robert Goddard, Peter Villanova
Designing surveys and questionnaires for research
John Lounsbury, Lucy Gibson, Rich Saudargas
Scale development
William McCready
Applying sampling procedures
Brett Myors
Statistical power
 
PART III. DATA COLLECTION
Don Dell, Lyle Schmidt, Naomi Meara
Applying for approval to conduct research with human participants
Alan Vaux, Chad Briggs
Conducting mail & Internet surveys
Peter Chen, Yueng-hsiang Huang
Conducting telephone surveys
Steven Zaccaro, Meredith Cracraft, Michelle Marks
Collecting data in groups
 
PART IV. DATA ANALYSIS
David DiLalla, Stephen Dollinger
Cleaning up data and running preliminary analyses
Howard Pollio, T. R. Graves, Michael Arfken
Qualitative methods
Charles A.Scherbaum
A Basic guide to Statistical research and discovery: Planning and selecting statistical analyses
David Dickter
Basic statistical analyses
Lisa Steelman, Paul Levy
Using advanced statistics
Harris Cooper, Jorgianne Civey Robinson, Nancy Dorr
Conducting a meta-analysis
Barbara Zaitzow, Charles Fields
Archival data sets: Revisiting issues and considerations
 
PART V. RESEARCH WRITING
Robert Calderón, James Austin
Writing in APA style: Why and how
Christopher Peterson
Writing rough drafts
Donna Nagata, Steven Trierweiler
Revising a research manuscript
Samuel Osipow
Dealing with journal editors and reviewers
 
PART VI. SPECIAL TOPICS
Dennis Molfese & Colleagues
Coordinating a research team: Maintaining & developing a good working laboratory
David Chan
Multilevel research
Michael Zickar
Computational modeling
John Borkowski, Kimberly Howard
Applying for research grants
Kwok Leung, Fons Van de Vijver
Cross-cultural research methodology
Charles Gelso
Applying theories to research: The interplay of theory and research in science
Richard Petty
The research script: One researcher's view
 
Index
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors

“If there were a "Who's Who" of outstanding teachers of psych, it would include most, or perhaps all, of the authors of the chapters of this book. They are not only teachers, but also scholars of teaching, who have useful advice for both novice and experienced teachers of psychology.”

Bill McKeachie
University of Michigan

"The Psychology Research Handbook: A Primer for Graduate Students and Research Assistants, Second Edition, edited by Fred Leong and James Austin, fully fulfills its mission to provide graduate students with knowledge of the entire research process from thinking about research, formulating a design, conducting the research, and publishing a paper.  But the book and its many contributors do much more.  In explaining the research process to students, the authors help to demystify why things are done they way they are, to understand the logic of science, and to appreciate the research endeavor - tasks that are often not conveyed in graduate programs.  The Handbook makes an important and valuable contribution to graduate education."

Stanley Sue
University of California, Davis

Best book for the course.

Dr John Kantor
Management Dept, Alliant International University - San Diego Cornerstone
June 6, 2013

Perfect for grad student level

Dr Jon Elhai
Psychology Dept, University of Toledo
September 17, 2012

Great book. Broad in scope. Have used it for two years in my dissertation preparation course.

Dr Kevin Keenan
Psychology , Michigan School of Professional Psychology
September 7, 2012

I adopted a different textbook with a more theoretical focus. However, as the semester progressed, I regretted that decision; students would have benefited from this practical guide. Thus, I will adopt this book when I teach the course again, likely Spring 2014.

Dr Leslie Ashburn-Nardo
Psychology, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
May 16, 2012

The level of this text is too sophisticated for use in my Research in Psychology course.

Dr Debra Swoboda
Political Sci Psychology Dept, Cuny York College
April 8, 2011

A very thorough and user friendly book.

Dr Melinda Blackman
Psychology Dept, California State University - Fullerton
August 8, 2010

Great book and continuing resource for graduate students and early career researchers.

Dr Jacob Benfield
Psychology Dept, Colorado State University - Fort Collins
May 28, 2010

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