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The Practical Researcher: A Student Guide to Conducting Psychological Research
In this book, Dana S. Dunn provides students with a concise, engaging, and practical introduction to research methods and the process of conducting research. New Doing Research decision trees open each chapter and guide students through the active learning exercises that inform the research process Research Foundations boxes explore common...
In this book, Dana S. Dunn provides students with a concise, engaging, and practical introduction to research methods and the process of conducting research. New Doing Research decision trees open each chapter and guide students through the active learning exercises that inform the research process Research Foundations boxes explore common issues encountered by researchers and use examples to bring research to life Practical tools and tips for doing research appear throughout such as writing an experimental script, operationalizing independent and dependent variables, and creating manipulation checks, among many others Over 40 Active Learning Exercises help students build practical skills such as creating a project time line, developing a peer research contract, using a random numbers table, and reporting results in poster or paper form, among many others Generating Research Ideas section provides easy to follow guidelines for developing ideas by using freewriting, keeping a research notebook, or brainstorming research ideas alone or as a research team Critical thinking is emphasized when searching, reading, and writing about psychological literature Updated chapter on Ethical Considerations in the Practice of Research includes a solid foundation and practical exercises (e.g., completing a form for an ethics review (IRB), helping students to write an informed consent form, crafting a scientifically and ethically sound debriefing script) Updated references and research practices includes the latest APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct Expanded advice on presenting research at student conferences and submitting project results to student journals New annotated student paper in Appendix A
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