This core textbook introduces psychology students to research methods. The author’s principal goal is to present methods in a way that will lend coherence to the material. He does this by providing a meaningful framework based around Campbell and Stanley’s "threats to validity" and by organizing the book around the phases of the research process. In addition, in his approach and via boxed features, the author encourages and models a process of critical thinking for students.

The Researcher's Responsibilities as Scientist, Colleague, and Citizen

The researcher's responsibilities as scientist, colleague, and citizen
  • A Quick Guide to Chapter 11: The Researcher's Responsibilities
  • Introduction to the Chapter
  • Being Scientifically Responsible
    • The Problem
    • Three Possible Solutions
    • A New Philosophy of Science?
    • Insights From the History of Science
    • Science and Society
    • The Challenge of Scientific Responsibility
  • Being Professionally Responsible
    • Conflict and Cooperation Among Scientists
      • Publish or Perish
      • Personal Conflict Among Scientists: Isaac Newton
      • More Conflict: The Longitude Problem
      • Scientific Fraud: The Case of Cyril Burt
      • Scientific Fraud?: The Baltimore Case
    • Communication Among Scientists
      • The Role of Publication
      • The Research Article: A Primer
      • Cumulative Analysis
  • Being Socially Responsible
    • Research Ethics
      • Ethical Treatment of Animals
      • Ethical Treatment of Humans in Medical Research
      • Ethical Treatment of Humans in Psychological Research
      • Protecting Human Research Participants
    • The Researcher and Society
      • Psychologists and Society
      • Giving Psychology Away
      • Program Evaluation and Politics
      • The Politics of Research
      • Scientific Criticism Versus Political ...
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