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Test Bank for Research Methods in Psychology Investigating Human Behavior 3rd Edition By Paul G. Nestor, Russell K. Schutt, ISBN: 9781544323770

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
PART I. RESEARCH FUNDAMENTALS
Chapter 1. Uncommon Sense and the Scientific Method
Biases in Thinking

The Scientific Method

Psychological Research in the Public Square

Conclusion

Chapter 2. The Research Process
Can Money Buy You Happiness?

Research Approach

Research Toolbox

Evaluating and Critiquing Research

Conclusion

Chapter 3. Literature Review in Research
The Brain on Marijuana

Literature Review in Research

Framework for Literature Review

Advanced Literature Reviews

Conclusion

Chapter 4. Ethics in Behavioral Research
Historical Background

Ethical Principles

The Institutional Review Board

Conclusion

Chapter 5. Conceptualization and Measurement
What Is Happiness?

Theoretical Constructs

Levels of Measurement

The Special Case of Psychometrics

Evaluating Measures

The Logic of Measurement Validity

Conclusion

Chapter 6. Samples and Generalizations
Sample Planning

Sampling Methods

Sampling Distributions

Conclusion

PART II. RESEARCH DESIGNS
Chapter 7. Considering Correlation: Are You a Maximizer or a Satisficer?
Are You a Maximizer or a Satisficer?

Correlational Research

Correlation, Confounds, and Control Variables

Decision-Making Strategies in a College Student Sample: Maximizer or Satisficer?

Conclusion

Chapter 8. In Search of Causality: True Experiments
Mental Calisthenics for the Brain?

Single-Factor Experiment

Theater of Independent Variables

Measurement and Control

Validity in Experiments

Can Causality Be Established?

Conclusion

Chapter 9. Experimental Design and Hypothesis Testing
Does Exercise Make You Smarter?

Basic Experimental Designs

Two Options in Assigning Participants

Null Hypothesis Significance Testing

Conclusion

Chapter 10. Complex Research Designs
Multifactorial Designs

Within-Subjects Experiment

Between-Subjects Experiment

Conclusion

Chapter 11. Quasi-Experimental and Nonexperimental Designs
The Good and the Bad of Media Multitasking

Quasi-Experimental Designs

Nonequivalent-Control-Group Designs

Before-and-After Designs

Quasi-Experiments of Media Multitasking

Quasi-Experiments of 9/11 Memories

Quasi-Experimental Research of Culture and Cognition

Developmental Studies

Nonexperimental Research

Conclusion

Chapter 12. Small-N and Single-Subject Designs
Foundations of Small-N Designs

Measuring Targets of Intervention

Types of Small-N and Single-Subject Designs

Analyzing Small-N and Single-Subject Designs

Internal Validity

Generalizability

Conclusion

Chapter 13. Survey Research
How Happy Are You?

Considering Surveys

Writing Survey Questions

Combining Questions in Indexes and Scales

Designing Questionnaires

Organizing Surveys

Analyzing Surveys

Conclusion

Chapter 14. Qualitative Methods
Fundamentals of Qualitative Research

Methods for Collecting Qualitative Data

Qualitative Interviewing

Participant Observation

Systematic Observation

Focus Groups

Qualitative Data Analysis

Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research

Conclusion

PART III. RESEARCH PRODUCTS
Chapter 15. Quantitative Data Analysis
Does Needing Help = Getting Help?

Statistical Approach

Univariate Distributions

Descriptive Statistics

Inferential Statistics

The Ethics of Statistics

Conclusion

Chapter 16. Essentials of APA Report Writing
APA Format

Report Organization in APA Format

Literature Review

Poster Presentation

Sample Paper

Conclusion

Appendix A: Summaries of Frequently Cited Research Articles
Appendix B: Questions to Ask About a Research Article
Appendix C: How to Read a Research Article
Appendix D: Proportions of Area Under Standard Normal Curve
Appendix E: Critical Values for t Distribution
Appendix F: Critical Values of F
Appendix G: Critical Values of Chi-Square
Appendix H: Critical Values of the Correlation Coefficient
Appendix I: Table of Random Numbers
Glossary
References
Index