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'Haslam and McGarty go the extra mile in this unique and excellent title, covering both quantitative and qualitative methods. The text does a superb job of justifying the necessity for research methods and statistics, before gradually building to comprehensively cover more complex material. Analyses are dealt with in an easy to comprehend, engaging and lively manner. A must have title for those studying and teaching research methods and statistics.'
'Balanced, engaging, suitable for beginners. This textbook makes research methods interesting and relevant -- a must read for students who are terrified of research.'
Adopted as essential reading suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers seeking to implement research projects within the domain of the social sciences. The text consists of 15 clearly written and well-structured chapters. The content of the book provides a practical insight into research practice to help develop the readers understanding of the main concepts associated with quantitative and qualitative research: methodology, methods, procedures, process, and the techniques that are used in the field of social science and the salient issues associated with their use.
A very impressive text which addresses the challenging topic of research methods in an approachable way, whilst also containing sufficient detail to accompany a student through undergraduate study. I particularly liked the 'research bite' inserts throughout the text, which include some really contemporary critique, and the 'test yourself' questions at the end of each section.
This is a well-organised book. It is however disproportionately biased toward quantitative approaches, neglecting many important key debates and approaches of the past few decades.
A really good, user friendly text which uses everyday language to help undergraduates and interested level 3's understand research and statistics. It has useful check-lists and revision prompts to help learning
A very engaging text
Looking for a more student friendly textbook.
this is a great source but we still use the books in our library...
Engaging and interesting
We are currently seriously considering this text for our program.
This is an excellent and well written introduction to research methods. I tend to recommend it as a 'primer' or for students that are less confident in methods and analysis. It is a useful adjunct to other, more specialised texts.
Using in course, PSY 3401: Research Methods and Statistics
Fantastic book. Well written and approachable Will recommend on reading list for all students undertaking research... MSc and BSc...
good textbook to enable students to consider evidence base of CBT and its various structures
The book provides a great introduction to research methods and statistics. I like how the book is organized, the test yourself questions and the description of key terms. It is easy to read and suitable for students self-study. I will also adopt this book for my Bachelor's Thesis seminar.
This is a very useful textbook that would be invaluable for undergraduates. Haslam and McGarty provide a helpful overview of methodologies and statistics in an engaging and informative fashion.
An excellent textbook suitable to undergraduate and post-graduate university students alike. Very well written and presented and chapters are relatively easy to follow with key terminology highlighted throughout. Excellent use of figures, research bites and images throughout and I was particularly impressed by the wide range of 'test yourself' boxes, example essay questions and term checks. An excellent research methods and statistics textbook for any psychology student!
Dr Phillip Morgan - Senior Lecturer in Psychology (University of South Wales)
Easily accessible and mostly applicable RM text for MSc students. Will use as supplementary reading for RM module on MSc course
This text has proven useful for the teaching team for the Access to HE Science modules. Some of the team have found statistics in research methods difficult to put across to learners and this text, whilst challenging, has provided a very useful structure to be guided by.