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The Psychology Research Handbook

The Psychology Research Handbook Author Frederick T. L. Leong
ISBN-10 9780761930228
Release 2006
Pages 516
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A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.

The Psychology Research Handbook

The Psychology Research Handbook Author Frederick T. L. Leong
ISBN-10 9781452209050
Release 2005-09-08
Pages 536
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The book that established itself as a standard text and reference work for students seeking to master research methods and procedures in psychology has been updated and revised in this new edition! The Second Edition of The Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants once again offers a comprehensive guide for understanding and conquering the entire research process. Editors Frederick T. L. Leong and James T. Austin have assembled a distinguished group of expert researchers who share skill sets accumulated as a result of years of practical exposure to the design, development, implementation, and documentation of research in psychology.

The Psychology Research Handbook

The Psychology Research Handbook Author Frederick T. Leong
ISBN-10 0803970498
Release 1996-08-13
Pages 388
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This comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide is ideal for the beginning psychology researcher. The Handbook follows the standard model of research planning, design, data collection, statistical analysis and writing-up results. Individual chapters focus on such integral tasks as: finding a topic; conducting literature searches; selecting instruments; designing surveys and questionnaires; sampling; applying for institutional approval; conducting mail and phone surveys; cleaning up a data set; using basic and advanced statistical analysis; and doing qualitative analysis. In addition, a special topics section gives advice on such issues as coordinating a research team, applying for grants and using theory in research.

Statistical and Methodological Myths and Urban Legends

Statistical and Methodological Myths and Urban Legends Author Charles E. Lance
ISBN-10 9781135269654
Release 2010-10-18
Pages 408
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This book provides an up-to-date review of commonly undertaken methodological and statistical practices that are sustained, in part, upon sound rationale and justification and, in part, upon unfounded lore. Some examples of these "methodological urban legends", as we refer to them in this book, are characterized by manuscript critiques such as: (a) "your self-report measures suffer from common method bias"; (b) "your item-to-subject ratios are too low"; (c) "you can’t generalize these findings to the real world"; or (d) "your effect sizes are too low". Historically, there is a kernel of truth to most of these legends, but in many cases that truth has been long forgotten, ignored or embellished beyond recognition. This book examines several such legends. Each chapter is organized to address: (a) what the legend is that "we (almost) all know to be true"; (b) what the "kernel of truth" is to each legend; (c) what the myths are that have developed around this kernel of truth; and (d) what the state of the practice should be. This book meets an important need for the accumulation and integration of these methodological and statistical practices.

Rhythms of Academic Life

Rhythms of Academic Life Author Peter J. Frost
ISBN-10 9781506338156
Release 1996-07-16
Pages 536
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This invaluable source book offers guidance, support and advice for those contemplating or involved in academic careers. The contributions provide rich, personal, sometimes poignant and often humorous accounts of shared and unique experiences of those in the world of academia.

Doing Collaborative Research in Psychology

Doing Collaborative Research in Psychology Author Jerusha B. Detweiler-Bedell
ISBN-10 9781412988179
Release 2012-09-04
Pages 271
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Doing Collaborative Research in Psychology offers an engaging journey through the process of conducting research in psychology. Using an innovative team-based approach, this hands-on guide will assist undergraduates with their research—in their courses and in collaboration with faculty or graduate student mentors. The focus on this team-based approach reflects the collaborative nature of research methods and experimental psychology. Students learn how to work as a team, generate creative research ideas, design and pilot studies, recruit participants, collect and analyze data, write up results in APA style, and prepare and give formal research presentations. Students also learn practical ways in which they can promote their research skills as they apply to jobs or graduate school. A unique feature to this book is the ability to read chapters of the text either sequentially or separately, which allows the instructor or research mentor the flexibility to assign those chapters most relevant to the current state of the research project.

Handbook of Employee Selection

Handbook of Employee Selection Author James L. Farr
ISBN-10 9781317426370
Release 2017-03-27
Pages 1018
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This second edition of the Handbook of Employee Selection has been revised and updated throughout to reflect current thinking on the state of science and practice in employee selection. In this volume, a diverse group of recognized scholars inside and outside the United States balance theory, research, and practice, often taking a global perspective. Divided into eight parts, chapters cover issues associated with measurement, such as validity and reliability, as well as practical concerns around the development of appropriate selection procedures and implementation of selection programs. Several chapters discuss the measurement of various constructs commonly used as predictors, and other chapters confront criterion measures that are used in test validation. Additional sections include chapters that focus on ethical and legal concerns and testing for certain types of jobs (e.g., blue collar jobs). The second edition features a new section on technology and employee selection. The Handbook of Employee Selection, Second Edition provides an indispensable reference for scholars, researchers, graduate students, and professionals in industrial and organizational psychology, human resource management, and related fields.

The Graduate Advisor Handbook

The Graduate Advisor Handbook Author Bruce M. Shore
ISBN-10 9780226011783
Release 2014-04-22
Pages 160
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In the sink-or-swim world of academia, a great graduate advising can be a lifesaver. But with university budgets shrinking and free time evaporating, advisors often need a mentor themselves to learn how to best support their advisees. Bruce M. Shore, an award-winning advisor with more than forty years of advising experience, is just the coach that graduate advisors need. With The Graduate Advisor Handbook: A Student-Centered Approach, Shore demystifies the advisor-student relationship, providing tips and practical advice that will help both students and advisors thrive. One of the first books to approach advising from the advisor’s point of view, the handbook highlights the importance of a partnership in which both parties need to be invested. Shore emphasizes the interpersonal relationships at the heart of advising and reveals how advisors can draw on their own strengths to create a rewarding rapport. The Graduate Advisor Handbook moves chronologically through the advising process, from the first knock on the door to the last reference letter. Along the way it covers transparent communication, effective motivation, and cooperative troubleshooting. Its clear-eyed approach also tackles touchy subjects, including what to do when personal boundaries are crossed and how to deliver difficult news. Sample scripts help advisors find the right words for even the toughest situations. With resources dwindling and student and advising loads increasing, graduate advisors need all the resources they can find to give their students the help they need. The Graduate Advisor Handbook has the cool-headed advice and comprehensive coverage that advisors need to make the advising relationship not just effective but also enjoyable.

Quantitative Models in Psychology

Quantitative Models in Psychology Author Robert E. McGrath
ISBN-10 1433809591
Release 2011
Pages 241
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"Training in quantitative methods primarily involves studying the mechanics of statistics or, in other words, the 'how' of data analysis. What is less studied is the 'why,' or the foundational theory underlying these concepts. Using the organizing principle that quantitative methods are the building blocks of models, this book focuses on models of inference, models of measurement, and the modeling of psychological phenomena. With clear prose and a reader-friendly format, McGrath introduces a conceptual framework for the entire spectrum of quantitative modeling procedures used in psychology while providing a solid grounding in its methods and practices. Featuring cutting-edge developments in research methodologies and examples taken from published studies, this book will walk you through: (1) Inferential statistics and quantitative modeling of psychological phenomena; (2) The logic and limits of null hypothesis significance testing; (3) Alternatives to significance testing, including confidence intervals, meta-analysis, and Bayesian methods; (4) Models of measurement error; (5) Latent-variable models; (6) The mathematical qualities of quantitative variables, and (7) The modeling of psychological phenomena, including such concepts as moderation and mediation. The result is a comprehensive survey of quantitative methods and concepts in psychology that covers everything needed at the graduate level and beyond, including generalizing from samples to populations, using measurement instruments to generate quantitative scales, and modeling real-world patterns and relationships. This book presents the most important and practically relevant quantitative models for the behavioral and social sciences and encourages psychologists and graduate students to think critically about the limitations of the methods currently in use"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved).

A Guide to Teaching Research Methods in Psychology

A Guide to Teaching Research Methods in Psychology Author Bryan Saville
ISBN-10 UOM:39015073901913
Release 2008-02-04
Pages 222
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A Guide to Teaching Research Methods in Psychology provides instructors with a practical handbook for teaching psychological research methods. The book Discusses in detail many of the challenges and dilemmas that instructors often face when teaching this demanding course Covers a wide range of topics - from pedagogical considerations and course preparation to reflection and course revision Offers alternative strategies for teaching research methods with practical suggestions for their implementation Accessible and informative to all current and future research methods instructors, from graduate assistants to seasoned classroom veterans

Dissertations and Theses from Start to Finish

Dissertations and Theses from Start to Finish Author John D. Cone
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002702509
Release 2006
Pages 375
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Dissertations and Theses From Start to Finish: Psychology and Related Fields, Second Edition aids student writers through all the practical, logistical, and emotional stages of writing dissertations and theses. It offers guidance to students through such important steps as Defining topics; Selecting faculty advisers; Scheduling time to accommodate the project; and Conducting, analyzing, writing, presenting, and publishing research. Readers will find guiding questions, both mundane and sophisticated, which they may never have considered before, even after coursework in preparation for research writing. Authors have thoroughly updated the text for this new edition to reflect new ethical standards for research, new style manuals, and new texts in statistics, as well as current thinking on behavioral science research. They have also updated the 30+ special elements, adding entirely new checklists, diagrams, and sample parts of research papers. Also new to this edition is up-to-date information on computerized literature searches, writing and statistical software, and use of computers for data and schedule management

Designing Surveys

Designing Surveys Author Ron Czaja
ISBN-10 0761927468
Release 2005
Pages 301
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The Second Edition of Designing Surveys: A Guide to Decisions and Procedures accounts for changes in telephone, Internet, and email surveying and provides a more comprehensive treatment on questionnaire testing. Despite changing technologies, however, the principles of scientific survey design remain unchanged, including the selection of the sample, the writing of questions to solicit an unbiased response, and the ethical treatment of human subjects. This new edition addresses these issues in the context of new and emerging technologies and their relationship to survey design and the social sciences. Designing Surveys provides an accurate account of how modern survey research is actually conducted, but with the needs and goals of a novice researcher in mind.

Loose leaf Version for Discovering the Scientist Within

Loose leaf Version for Discovering the Scientist Within Author Gary W. Lewandowski, Jr.
ISBN-10 9781319028978
Release 2015-12-03
Pages 448
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Discovering the Scientist Within offers an utterly unique approach to the research methods course. Rather than taking students through statistical methods one at a time, the authors provide a series of realistic and engaging case studies with each design-focused chapter presenting a single study start to finish.

Job and Work Analysis

Job and Work Analysis Author Michael T. Brannick
ISBN-10 9781412937467
Release 2007-02-15
Pages 345
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Thoroughly updated and revised, this Second Edition is the only book currently on the market to present the most important and commonly used methods in human resource management in such detail. The authors clearly outline how organizations can create programs to improve hiring and training, make jobs safer, provide a satisfying work environment, and help employees to work smarter. Throughout, they provide practical tips on how to conduct a job analysis, often offering anecdotes from their own experiences.

How to Get a PhD

How to Get a PhD Author Estelle M. Phillips
ISBN-10 9780335242047
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 276
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This is a handbook and survival manual for PhD students providing a practical, realistic understanding of the processes of doing research for a doctrate.

Methods for Behavioral Research

Methods for Behavioral Research Author Paul D. Cherulnik
ISBN-10 9780761921998
Release 2001-07-19
Pages 481
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This core textbook introduces psychology students to research methods. The author's principal goal is to present methods in a way that will lend coherence to the material. He does this by providing a meaningful framework based around Campbell and Stanley's "threats to validity" and by organizing the book around the phases of the research process. In addition, in his approach and via boxed features, the author encourages and models a process of critical thinking for students.

The New Professor s Handbook

The New Professor s Handbook Author Cliff I. Davidson
ISBN-10 1882982010
Release 1994-07-15
Pages 199
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This book is an ideal resource for those making the transition from graduate student to new faculty member in engineering and science. Developed through years of use with new faculty, it tackles the two themes that will be constant in a young faculty member’s career: teaching and research. The book first distills the abundant literature that has already been published on teaching, covering student learning and course planning, conducting discussions and lecturing, creating exams and assignments, and working with teaching assistants. Bringing together guidance gained from numerous seminars, discussions, and interviews, and the little existing in current literature on starting and conducting scientific research, the next section includes assembling research teams, supervising graduate research, getting research funding, writing research papers, reviewing research proposals, presenting results, and conducting graduate seminar programs. The book features practical chapter exercises that apply concepts, and it concludes with an extensive bibliography. It will be of help to any faculty member embarking on a teaching and research career in higher education in the sciences.