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Lab Manual for Psychological Research / Edition 3

Lab Manual for Psychological Research / Edition 3

by Dawn M. McBride, J. Cooper Cutting
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The Third Edition of the Lab Manual for Psychological Research by Dawn M. Mc Bride and J. Cooper Cutting is designed to present students with multiple opportunities to test their knowledge of the concepts they’ve learned in a research methods course. The manual contains exercises that connect to specific concepts in the course, exercises geared toward the development of a research project, APA style exercises that become progressively more complex, and instruction on how to avoid plagiarism. This lab manual supplies instructors many exercises on various aspects of a methods course to assign to students. Assignments that instructors choose not to include as required can be used as study aids for students. Packed full of useful exercises, checklists, and how-to sections, this robust lab manual gives students hands-on guidance and practice conducting their own psychological research projects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412999328
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Dawn M. Mc Bride is a professor of psychology at Illinois State University, where she has taught research methods for the past 13 years. Her research interests include automatic forms of memory, false memory, prospective memory, and forgetting. In addition to research methods, she teaches courses in introductory psychology, cognition and learning, human memory, and a graduate course in experimental design. She is a recipient of the Illinois State University Teaching Initiative Award. Her out-of-work interests include spending time with her family, traveling, watching Philadelphia (her place of birth) sports teams, and reading British murder mysteries. She earned her Ph D in cognitive psychology from the University of California, Irvine, and her BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

J. Cooper Cutting (Ph.D. University of Illinois, Cognitive Psychology) is and Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Chair at Illinois State University. His research interests are in psycholinguistics, primarily with a focus on the production of language. He teaches Research Methods in Psychology regularly and supervises undergraduate research in his laboratory.

Table of Contents

Knowledge Exercise: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It?
Science Versus Pseudoscience Exercise
Naturalistic Observation Group Exercise
Survey Research Exercise
Science in the News
How to Read Empirical Journal Articles
Reading Journal Articles Exercise
Lab Assignment: Library Exercise
Learning Check—Basics of Psychological Research
Research Design Exercise
Independent and Dependent Variables Excercise
Identifying Variables From Abstracts
Identifying Variables From Empirical Articles
Learning Check—Experimental Designs
Ethics Exercise
Ethics Exercise Paper
Sample Consent Form
Learning Check—Ethics
Subject Sampling Exercise
Descriptive Statistics Exercise
Graphing Exercise
Inferential Statistics Exercise
Hypothesis Generation Exercise
Statistics With Excel Exercise
Learning Check—Statistics
Bias and Control Exercise
Factorial Designs Exercise
Describing Main Effects and Interactions Exercise
Learning Check—Bias and Control and Specialized Designs
Getting Your Research Ideas for the Group Project
Picking Your Research Idea for the Group Project
Brief Literature Review for Group Project Development
Variables in Your Group Projects
Mock Institutional Review Board Form
Pilot of Research Project
Statistical Analyses for Your Group Project
Group Project Literature Review
Group Project Methods Section
Group Project Results Section
Group Project Discussion Section
Group Project Abstract
Poster Presentation Checklist
Oral Presentation Checklist
Group Project Progress Report
Sample APA Paper
Creating References
APA Style Quiz
APA Style Exercise
Sample Manuscript Text
APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report—Part A
APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report—Part B
APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report—Part C
APA Exercise: Organizing and Formatting a Complete Report—Part D
APA Style Manuscript Checklist
APA Style 6th Edition Update—A Summary of the Changes
Academic Honesty Guidelines—What Is (and Isn’t) Plagiarism
Examples of Plagiarism
Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism
APPENDIX A. Guide to Using Lab Manual Exercises with The Process of Research in Psychology 2e by Dawn M. Mc Bride

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