Understanding Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Psychology: A Practical Guide to Methods, Statistics, and Analysis

ISBN : 9780198823049

Victoria Bourne; Alana I. James; Kevin Wilson-Smith
744 Pages
189 x 246 mm
Pub date
Jun 2021
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Understanding Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Psychology is the most hands-on, accessible and approachable guide to the entire research process, which fully explores both quantitative and qualitative methods to give students the knowledge and confidence they need. Students are presented with a practically-focused guide to carrying out psychological research and are taken from formulating a research question through to collecting data, analysing datasets statistically with SPSS or qualitatively with a range of approaches, and finally presenting and thinking critically about research findings. They are shown the importance of research ethics, and coverage of the replication crisis and the open science movement is considered throughout. The online resources present a wealth of opportunities for students to practice what they have learned, and the title is supported by an excellent range of video support materials for both the qualitative and quantitative sections, including SPSS screencasts for all relevant chapters, and a range of videos on interview skills. Digital formats and resources Understanding Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Psychology is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources. The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access, along with self-assessment activities and multi-media content to provide additional learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks The online resources include: For students: - Videos demonstrating interview technique - SPSS screencasts showing students how to carry out the statistical analyses covered in the book - Flashcards - SPSS datasets - Audio files of sample interviews - Transcriptions of sample interviews - Initial codes for a sample thematic analysis - Memo template and transcription template to accompany the grounded theory chapter - SPSS output files - Answers to study questions - Web references - An example qualitative study For lecturers: - Customizable PowerPoint presentations - Image bank - Test bank - Additional worksheets - Answer sheets - Additional datasets - Additional SPSS output files


Designing psychological research
1 The basics of research design
2 Questionnaire design
3 Analysing data for psychological research
4 Introducing SPSS
Experimental approaches in psychological research
5 Experimental design
6 t tests
7 One-way independent measures ANOVA
8 One-way repeated measures ANOVA
10 Two-way factorial independent ANOVA
11 Two-way factorial repeated ANOVA
12 Two-way factorial mixed design ANOVA
13 Presenting experimental studies
Correlational approaches in psychological research
14 Correlational design
15 Correlations
16 Multiple regression
17 Hierarchical regression
18 Logistic regression
19 Factor analysis
20 Presenting correlational studies
Qualitative approaches in psychological research
21 Qualitative design
22 Designing interviews and focus groups
23 Content analysis and thematic analysis
24 Grounded theory
25 Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
26 Samuel Fairlamb: Discourse analysis
27 Presenting qualitative studies
Next steps in psychological research
28 How do I decide what to do with my data?
29 Mixed methods
30 Broadening your research horizons

About the author: 

Victoria Bourne is Professor (Teaching Focussed) at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has taught research methodology and statistical analysis at all levels from first year undergraduate students through to advanced postdoctoral researchers. At Royal Holloway she is Director of Teaching and Learning in the Department of Psychology and she coordinates and teaches on the first and second year undergraduate research modules. Professor Bourne is the author of Starting Out in Methods and Statistics for Psychology, published by OUP in 2017.; Alana James is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading. She has taught qualitative and quantitative research methods in psychology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and runs training in the use of interviews and focus groups for education professionals. At Reading Dr James is a School Director of Teaching and Learning, and in 2019 she won the Higher Education Psychology Teacher of the Year Award, run by Oxford University Press and the British Psychological Society Division of Academics, Researchers & Teachers in Psychology (BPS DART-P).; Kevin Wilson-Smith was formerly a senior academic in the school of Psychology at the University of Glasgow (thematic lead for qualitative methods), and is currently an NHS Consultant Scientist at Public Health Scotland. He has taught both quantitative and qualitative methods at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and also specialises in Military Psychology. He has served as Vice Chair of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Academics, Researchers & Teachers in Psychology (BPS DART-P), and is also a committee member of the BPS Research Board.

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