Instructor's Site for Research Design Explained (8th ed.)

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Teaching from the Eighth Edition
Chapter Topic
Chapter 1: Psychology, Science, and You
Chapter 2: Ethics and Validity
Chapter 3: Generating Research Hypotheses
Chapter 4: Reading and Evaluating Research
Chapter 5: Measuring and Manipulating Variables: Reliability and Validity
Chapter 6: Choosing the Best Measure for your Study
Chapter 7: Introduction to Descriptive Methods
Chapter 8: Survey Research
Chapter 9: Internal Validity
Chapter 10: The Simple Experiment
Chapter 11: Expanding the Simple Experiment: The Multiple Group Experiment
Chapter 12: Expanding the Simple Experiment: Factorial Designs
Chapter 13: Within-Subjects Designs
Chapter 14: Single-n Experiments and Quasi-Experiments
Chapter 15: Writing Research Proposals and Reports
Web Appendix A: Research Methods and Marketable Skills
Web Appendix B: Searching the Literature
Web Appendix C Conducting a Study

Related links

    APA's teacher's guide for conducting psychological

research for science fair projects

APS's tips for having students conduct research in research

methods classes.  (Great, practical advice, especially about helping students select a topic) 

   California Postsecondary education commission's field guide for conducting scientifically based research  


Web Appendix D Field Experiments
Web Appendix E: Using Theory to Generate Research Hypotheses
Web Appendix F: Ordinal Interactions
Web Appendix G: The Quantitative-Qualitative Debate

Sample Syllabus

Menu of Articles Students Can Read--and Reading Guides to Make Reading Those Articles Easier

Answers to text's even-numbered, end-of-chapter exercises.

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