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Practical Researcher

Practical Researcher - 2nd edition

Practical Researcher - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9781405168854

ISBN10: 1405168854

Practical Researcher by Dana S. Dunn - ISBN 9781405168854
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
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Practical Researcher by Dana S. Dunn - ISBN 9781405168854

ISBN13: 9781405168854

ISBN10: 1405168854

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 10

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Summary

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 submittingproject results to student journals
  • New annotated student paper in Appendix A

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