Quantitative Psychological Research: A Student's Handbook

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Psychology - 649 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

1 HE METHODS USED IN PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
3
PART 2 Choice of topic measures and research design
19
2 HE PRELIMINARY STAGES OF RESEARCH
21
3 VARIABLES AND THE VALIDITY OF RESEARCH DESIGNS
36
4 RESEARCH DESIGNS AND THEIR INTERNAL VALIDITY
48
PART 3 Methods
67
INTERVIEWS AND SURVEYS
69
MEASURING ATTITUDES AND MEANING
84
22 METAANALYSIS
353
PART 5 Sharing the results
363
23 REPORTING RESEARCH
365
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
387
SAMPLING AND CONFIDENCE INTERVALS FOR PROPORTIONS
397
COMPARING A SAMPLE WITH A POPULATION
402
THE POWER OF A ONEGROUP ZTEST
409
DA A TRANSFORMATION AND GOODNESSOFFIT TESTS
412

7 OBSERVATION AND CONTENT ANALYSIS
96
PART 4 Data and analysis
105
8 SCALES OF MEASUREMENT
107
9 SUMMARISING AND DESCRIBING DATA
114
10 GOING BEYOND DESCRIPTION
142
11 SAMPLES AND POPULATIONS
152
12 ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A SINGLE SAMPLE AND A POPULATION
163
13 EFFECT SIZE AND POWER
180
14 PARAMETRIC AND NONPARAMETRIC TESTS
188
15 ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TWO LEVELS OF AN INDEPENDENT VARIABLE
198
16 PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF DESIGNS WITH ONE IV WITH MORE THAN TWO LEVELS
222
17 ANALYSIS OF DESIGNS WITH MORE THAN ONE INDEPENDENT VARIABLE
244
18 SUBSEQUENT ANALYSIS AFTER ANOVA OR x2
261
CORRELATION
287
REGRESSION
317
21 MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS
341
SEEKING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TWO LEVELS OF AN INDEPENDENT VARIABLE
419
SEEKING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MORE THAN TWO LEVELS OF AN INDEPENDENT VARIABLE
441
ANALYSIS OF DESIGNS WITH MORE THAN ONE INDEPENDENT VARIABLE
462
SUBSEQUENT ANALYSIS AFTER ANOVA OR x2
477
CORRELATION AND RELIABILITY
496
REGRESSION
517
ITEM AND DISCRIMINATIVE ANALYSIS ON LIKERT SCALES
533
METAANALYSIS
535
PROBABILITY ABLES
547
POWER ABLES
582
MISCELLANEOUS TABLES
618
References
629
Glossary of symbols
633
Author index
635
Subject index
637
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About the author (2004)

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.

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