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.

Computational Modeling

Computational modeling
Michael J.zickar

The foundation of traditional research methods in psychology involves collecting data from human participants or animal subjects through various observational and experimental methods. In fact, Cronbach (1957) called experimental and observational (correlational) research designs the two scientific disciplines of psychology. Ilgen and Hulin (2000) proposed that computational modeling be thought of as a third scientific discipline that could complement the tools and findings of the first two disciplines. Although correlational and experimental designs dominate the knowledge base in psychology, in some situations it may be important and necessary to study simulations of human and animal thoughts and behavior due to various ethical, epistemological, or practical challenges.

In recent years, the price of computers has been going down even as computing power has ...

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