Experimental Psychology: A Case Approach (Hardback)M. Kimberly MacLin (author)
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MacLin combines a text and case approach to examine methods of experimental psychology. Using published research findings, students read, critique, and analyze over seventy five actual experiments, representing every major area of psychology - from animal studies to child psychology.
This textbook is designed to engage students on a deeper and more relatable level with ethical experimental design and analysis. It provides them with real world information about how science in psychology is conducted and how they can participate.
In easy to read, conversational language, MacLin explores the active processes of reading, learning, thinking, generating ideas, designing experiments (amongst others) in relation to a wide variety of subdisciplines in psychology, like behavior neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, developmental and social psychology. Part One is content orientated and provides an overview of the principles of experimental design. Whilst Part Two contains annotated research articles for students to read and analyze. Classic articles have been retained, but many new ones have been added, featuring contemporary case studies, information on the Open Science movement, and with expanded coverage on ethics in research.
This book is essential reading for students and researchers interested in and studying experimental psychology.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 520
Dimensions: 254 x 191 mm
Edition: 9th New edition
"MacLin's Experimental Psychology conveys the process of scientific inquiry in a way that will appeal to a new generation of students whether they are budding researchers or simply completing a research requirement. The case approach provides contemporary and classic examples from across the sub-disciplines of psychology and the step-by-step discussion related to how to read, assess, and use scientific information is sure to appeal to students motivated to distinguish 'fake' from 'fact' and information from knowledge." - Kimberley A. McClure, Western Illinois University, USA
"In this 9th Edition, MacLin provides critical updates to her comprehensive text designed for an undergraduate research methods in psychology course. After reviewing foundational principles inherent to research methodology within psychological science, MacLin demonstrates these concepts in the context of published studies from various subfields within psychology. Importantly, MacLin expands upon fundamental ethical considerations to highlight current issues pertaining to responsible conduct within psychological science. This strategic update is not only commendable, but should be regarded as an indispensable component of the pedagogy used to train future generations of psychological scientists." - Dwight J. Peterson, Concordia College, USA
"To my students' benefit, I've used this text for many years while teaching research methods in psychology. MacLin's 9th Edition retains the tried-and-true approachable writing she started with Solso and reinvigorates it with an astonishingly refreshing and smooth conversational discourse to introduce topics throughout the text. For those of us teaching research methods, we can hardly do better by our students than to ask them to read MacLin's text, and by ourselves than to read the text and improve our conversation starters about the elements of psychological research!" - Fabio P. Leite, The Ohio State University at Lima, USA
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