Focusing on experimental methods, authors Anne Myers and Christine Hansen lead students step by step through the entire research process, from generating testable hypotheses to writing the research report. The major sections of the book parallel the major sections of a research report (Introduction, Method, Results, and Discussion), giving students the skills they'll need to design and conduct an experiment, analyze and interpret the research findings, and report those findings. Although the main focus is on experimentation, alternative approaches are discussed as important complements. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Experimental Psychology, That Studies External Behaviour As Well As The Internal Processes Of The Different Stages Of Human Development As Also Of Animals, Is Considered The Most Important Branch Of Psychology. The Credit For Establishing Psychology On A Scientific Basis Is Given To Experimental Method. The Scope Of Experimental Psychology Is Widening With The Invention Of New Tools And Instruments For Experiments. It Is The Core Of The Curriculum Prescribed For Psychology In Almost All The Indian Universities, Both At The Undergraduate And Postgraduate Levels.The Present Book, Experimental Psychology, Is A Textbook Focusing On The Experimental Methods In The Fast Growing Area Of Psychology. It Attempts To Provide An In-Depth Study Of Important Areas Covered By Experimental Psychology: Physco-Physics, Animal Psychology, Learning Psychology, Psychology Of Individual Differences, Child Psychology, Education Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Etc. Besides These, It Includes Experiments In Physiological Psychology, Nervous System, Mental Processes And Aspects Of Human Behaviour.The Book Has Been Particularly Designed To Help Students Prepare For University Examinations. The Language Used Is Lucid, Simple And Unburdened By Technical Jargon. The Presentation Of Subject Matter Has Been Made From The Pragmatic Viewpoint, Following A Tried And Tested Pedagogical Style, Enabling The Reader To Easily Understand And Grasp The Subject. It Is Hoped That It Will Prove Highly Useful To Both Students And Teachers Of Psychology.
This new book includes within its scope original research on basic processes of cognition, learning, memory, imagery, concept formation, problem-solving, decision-making, thinking, reading, and language processing.
This book has been written to meet several needs. Firstly there is a need for a book which integrates statistics, research design, ex periments and report writing so that none is learned in a vacuum, as commonly is the case, isolated from the others. The aim is to make the student an active learner encouraged to carry out experiments, so ex periencing and understanding the design problems and statistical analyses in the practical context where he can see exactly what he is doing and why. The aim is that by the end of the book, the student should be able to evaluate the research of others, to define a problem, formulate a hypothesis about it, design and carry out the experiment, apply the correct statistics, discuss the results and implications, and write it all up in a logical and sensible fashion. The principle is that old pedagogic one of learning by doing. Secondly, there is a need for an introductory text on statistics, research design and experimental work for the many students who meet psychology and social science for the first time. The initiate in behavioural science needs to gain a conceptual understanding of statistical procedures and design techniques in order to carry out his own investigations and to understand and evaluate constructively the investigations of others. However, experience has shown us that many students (and even some fellow teachers) are somewhat reluctant to study this area as they believe it is difficult and involves mathematics.
Primarily intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of psychology, this book will help understand the methodology of experiments and the basic concepts of experimental psychology. Since the experiments are described in detail with the help of purely hypothetical data, the readers will easily understand the procedure and the steps involved in each experiment. Complete reports of more than fifty experiments will certainly help understand the significance of each step in an experiment. The detailed description of experiments will also help in conceptualising relevant problems and designing appropriate experiments. Another feature is that, more than half of the experiments described in the book do not require sophisticated apparatus. Key Features • Sample data are provided in each experiment. • Theoretical background of experiments is sufficient and clear. • Sample data are analysed with the help of statistical techniques. • Language is lucid and easy to comprehend. • Experiments on most of the topics have been covered.
This edition continues to emphasize tha mutual facilitation of pure and applied research and the wise application of effective research methods to benefit society. Strategies for the solution of societal problems are specially developed in Chapters 10 and 11. Psychology is going through changes and is in danger of losing the methodological sophistication that has propelled it to the forefront of social and biological sciences. Psychologists are leaders in business, industry, government, politics, and academia, and their research findings on topics inportant for the public are cited daily in the media. However, that preeminence may erode as many psychologists neglect the study and use of sound research methodology. This book has always attempted to develop a broad perspective about where sound psychological research fits within areas of public interest as well as more generally within science. On this point some instructors whose students might be more interested in quasi-experimental research than in experimental research could assign Chapter 11 early in the course, perhaps immediately after Chapter 6, which introduces experiments.
Now available in paperback. This revised and updated edition of the definitive resource for experimental psychology offers comprehensive coverage of the latest findings in the field, as well as the explosion of research in neuroscience. Volume Four: Methodology in Experimental Psychology, organized by topic, focuses on the comparative research methods used to measure psychological, social, behavioral, and cognitive processes in human development.
Now available in paperback. This revised and updated edition of the definitive resource for experimental psychology offers comprehensive coverage of the latest findings in the field, as well as the most recent contributions in methodology and the explosion of research in neuroscience. Volume One: Sensation and Perception focuses on sensory experience and complex learned perceptions through modalities such as vision, touch, smell, and hearing.
Now available in paperback. This revised and updated edition of the definitive resource for experimental psychology offers comprehensive coverage of the latest findings in the field, as well as the most recent contributions in methodology and the explosion of research in neuroscience. Volume Three: Learning, Motivation, and Emotion, focuses on the role of learning in the operation of motivational systems in human cognitive development.