Second Edition   ©2017

Research Methods - Rental Only

Concepts and Connections

Michael Passer

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-0600-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-0600-2; Format: Cloth Text, 608 pages

Coverage of contemporary topics, such as Internet research, media reports of correlational research, and challenges to scientific integrity. 

Broad range of examples representing the diversity of psychological subfields, including clinical, social, cognitive, developmental, and others.

Concept Checks, Knowledge Assessment, and Critical Thinking and Application questions in each chapter enable students to test their understanding of the concepts as they read.

A comprehensive chapter on ethics illustrates ethics codes and principles with both contemporary and classic examples. It explores ethical challenges such as the use of deception, obtaining informed consent in Internet research, balancing confidentiality with duty to report certain observations, and the ethics of dealing with incidental findings. This chapter also includes current perspectives on animal research and the increasingly important issues of scientific integrity and plagiarism. 

Multiple chapters on non-experimental methods explore the rich possibilities and also limitations of observation, surveys, and correlational techniques.  The presentation of best practices is complemented by discussion of how these techniques are applied in the real world.

Loose leaf and e-Book versions offer cost savings and flexibility for students.