The book that established itself as a standard text and reference work for students seeking to master research methods and procedures in psychology has been updated and revised in this new edition! The Second Edition of The Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants once again offers a comprehensive guide for understanding and conquering the entire research process. Editors Frederick T. L. Leong and James T. Austin have assembled a distinguished group of expert researchers who share skill sets accumulated as a result of years of practical exposure to the design, development, implementation, and documentation of research in psychology.

Research as a Script

Research as a script
Douglas A.HersheyJoy M.Jacobs-LawsonThomas L.Wilson

Two questions often arise near the beginning of any course on research methods: Why is it important to have sound research skills? How are research skills acquired? Answers to both questions are multi-faceted, a point that will be reinforced throughout the opening chapter of this handbook. Before attempting to answer those two questions, however, imagine the following scenario:

Two first-year graduate students were talking about psychology late one evening. During the course of their discussion, the two came up with what they believed to be a fascinating research idea, so they designed an empirical study to explore the topic. Over the course of the following year, they collected and analyzed data and prepared a manuscript for ...

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