First Edition   ©2016

Discovering the Scientist Within

Research Methods in Psychology

Gary W. Lewandowski, Jr. , Natalie J. Ciarocco , David B Strohmetz

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-2044-7; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-2044-2; Format: Paper Text, 608 pages

1. Psychology as Science: Thinking Like a Researcher

2. The Research Process: Ideas to Innovations

3. Ethics: Making Ethical Decisions in Research

4. The Psychologist’s Toolbox: Tools for Building Better Designs

5. Qualitative Research: Getting Into the Mind of a Serial Killer

6. Observational Research: The Many Forms of Discipline in Parents’ Bag of Tricks

7. Survey Design and Scale Construction: Is Going Greek a Great Idea?

8. Two-Group Design: Texting: I Can’t Get You Out of My Mind

9. Multi-Group Design: I’m Feeling Hot, But Is the Earth Hot, Too?

10. Within-Subjects Designs: Can Watching Reality TV Shows Be Good for Us?

11. Factorial Design: "I Lost My Phone Number, Can I Borrow Yours?" Do Pickup Lines Really Work?

12. Mixed Design: Which Therapy is Best for Treating Eating Disorders?

13. Using Research in the Real World: How Do You Know If You Are Truly Helping?

Appendix A. Statistical Tools for Answering Research Questions

Appendix B. Communicating the Science of Psychology