Second Edition   ©2019

Discovering the Scientist Within

Research Methods in Psychology

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

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-10736-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-10736-9; Format: Paper Text, 608 pages


  1. Psychology as a Science: Thinking Like a Researcher
  2. The Research Process: Ideas to Innovations
  3. Ethics: Making Ethical Decisions
  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. Multigroup Design: I’m Feeling Hot, but Is the Earth Hot, Too?
  10. Within-Subjects Design: Can Watching Reality TV Shows Be Good for Us?
  11. Factorial Design: “I Lost My Phone Number, Can I Borrow Yours?” Do Pick-Up 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
Name Index
Subject Index