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Research Methods in Psychology: Evaluating a World of Information Paperback + Digital Product License Key Folder with eBook and InQuizitive, 3rd Edition

  • Beth Morling
  • ISBN-10: 0393617548
  • ISBN-13: 9780393617542
  • 0 Pages | Best Buy Package
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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About the Product

Your students will love research methods as much as you do.

Drawing on examples from popular media and journals, author Beth Morling inspires a love of her subject by emphasizing its relevance. Yes, students learn how to design research studies but they also see the value of evaluating research claims they encounter in daily life. The Third Edition builds on this successful foundation by providing new ways for students to practice what they learn. NEW Working It Through examples provide a step-by-step method for evaluating claims start-to-finish, and a NEW adaptive learning tool, InQuizitive, enables students to practice what they've learned and strengthen their comprehension.


  • Teach and inspire with award-winning author Beth Morling Recipient of a Professor of the Year Award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2014, Beth Morling has 20 years of experience teaching the course, and her ultimate goal is to inspire students to appreciate and see the value of research methods. Her active learning approach is integrated into both the text and teaching support package.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Psychology Is a Way of Thinking
Chapter 2: Sources of Information: Why Research Is Best and How to Find It
Chapter 3: Three Claims, Four Validities: Interrogation Tools for Consumers of Research
Chapter 4: Ethical Guidelines for Psychology Research
Chapter 5: Identifying Good Measurement
Chapter 6: Surveys and Observations: Describing What People Do
Chapter 7: Sampling: Estimating the Frequency of Behaviors and Beliefs
Chapter 8: Bivariate Correlational Research
Chapter 9: Multivariate Correlational Research
Chapter 10: Introduction to Simple Experiments
Chapter 11: More on Experiments: Confounding and Obscuring Variables
Chapter 12: Experiments with More Than One Independent Variable
Chapter 13: Quasi-Experiments and Small-N Designs
Chapter 14: Replicability, Generalization, and the Real World
Statistics Review: Descriptive Statistics
Statistics Review: Inferential Statistics
Presenting Results: APA-Style Reports and Conference Posters
Appendix A: Random Numbers and How to Use Them
Appendix B: Statistical Tables

New to this edition

  • NEW pedagogical tools and art program train consumers and producers of research While the text serves future producers of research—students who will eventually design and conduct studies beyond the undergraduate level—it is also teaches future consumers of research. Most students taking this course will become research consumers; they will pursue careers in which they evaluate research in order to select a clinical treatment plan, teach school, or evaluate a business proposal. More than any other author, Morling considers the needs of both groups.
  • Flexible resources, including NEW InQuizitive assessment Help ensure students understand what they've read. Flexible and innovative resources provide numerous ways to ensure mastery of the material. Utilize the NEW InQuizitive online assessment, our free coursepacks, an enhanced eBook, and our SPSS guide, which will help students analyze data.