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Quantitative Psychological Research

The Complete Student's Companion, 2nd Edition

By David Clark-Carter

Psychology Press – 2004 – 664 pages

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  • Paperback:
    978-1-84169-225-8
    June 2nd 2004
    Out-of-print
  • Hardback:
    978-1-84169-520-4
    June 2nd 2004
    Out-of-print

Description

Quantitative Psychological Research: A Student's Handbook is a thoroughly revised and updated version of David Clark-Carter's extremely successful Doing Quantitative Psychological Research: From Design to Report. This comprehensive handbook verses the reader in a wide range of statistical tools in order to ensure that quantitative research and the analysis of its findings go beyond mere description towards sound hypothesis formulation and testing.

The entire research process is covered in detail, from selection of research design through to analysis and presentation of results. Core topics examined include:

* variables and the validity of research designs

* summarizing and describing data: numerous practical examples are given of both graphical and numerical methods

* reporting research both verbally and in writing

* univarate and bi-varate statistics: multivariate analysis and meta-analysis also benefit from dedicated chapters.

This catch-all reference book will prove invaluable to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, bringing clarity and reliability to each stage of the quantitative research process.

Reviews

This authoritative and accessible text provides a 'one-stop' solution to many questions relating to research methodology, statistical analysis, and presenting research findings. - Dr Mark Shelvin, University of Ulster

Contents

The Methods Used in Psychological Research. The Preliminary Stages of Research. Variables and the Validity of Research Designs. Research Designs and their Internal Validity. Asking Questions I: Interviews and Surveys. Asking Questions II: Measuring Attitudes and Meaning. Observation and Content Analysis. Scales of Measurement. Summarising and Describing Data. Going Beyond Description. Samples and Populations. Analysis of Differences between a Single Sample and a Population. Effect Size and Power. Parametric and Non-parametric Tests. Analysis of Differences between Two Levels of an Independent Variable. Preliminary Analysis of Designs with One Independent Variable. Analysis of Designs with More than One Independent Variable. Subsequent Analysis after ANOVA. Analysis of Relationships I: Correlation. Analysis of Relationships II: Regression. Multivariate Analysis. Meta-analysis. Reporting Research. Appendices.

Author Bio

David Clark-Carter is Reader in Psychology at Staffordshire University. He is a member of the BPS Mathematics and Statistics section and has extensive experience of teaching undergraduates at all levels.

Name: Quantitative Psychological Research: The Complete Student's Companion, 2nd Edition (eBook)Psychology Press 
Description: By David Clark-Carter. Quantitative Psychological Research: A Student's Handbook is a thoroughly revised and updated version of David Clark-Carter's extremely successful Doing Quantitative Psychological Research: From Design to Report. This comprehensive...
Categories: Psychological Methods & Statistics, Quantitative Methods