Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Research in Psychology: Objectives and Ideals Chapter 3: Research Methods Chapter 4: Experimental Design Chapter 5: Survey Design Chapter 6: Descriptive Statistics Chapter 7: Some Principles of Statistical Inference Chapter 8: Examining Differences between Means: The t-test Chapter 9: Examining Relationships between Variables: Correlation Chapter 10: Comparing Two or More Means by Analysing Variances: ANOVA Chapter 11: Analysing other Forms of Data: Chi-square and Distribution-free Tests Chapter 12: Classical Qualitative Methods Chapter 13: Contextual Qualitative Methods Chapter 14: Research Ethics Chapter 15: Conclusion: Managing Uncertainty in Psychological Research
S. Alexander Haslam is a professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland, Australia. Craig McGarty is a social psychologist whose main work is on intergroup relations especiallly social identity, collective action, group-based emotions and stereotype formation. He worked for 16 years at ANU where he was Head of the School of Psychology before moving to Murdoch University in 2007 to become Director of the Centre for Social and Community Research and then to become Director for the Social Research Institute. He moved back to Canberra in 2012 but continues to work 100% for Murdoch University.
'Haslam and McGarty go the extra mile in this unique and excellent title, covering both quantitative and qualitative methods. The text does a superb job of justifying the necessity for research methods and statistics, before gradually building to comprehensively cover more complex material. Analyses are dealt with in an easy to comprehend, engaging and lively manner. A must have title for those studying and teaching research methods and statistics.' -- Dr. Russell Hutter
'Balanced, engaging, suitable for beginners. This textbook makes research methods interesting and relevant -- a must read for students who are terrified of research.' -- Dr. Emee Vida Estacio