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Published: 25 June 2021

704 Pages


ISBN: 9780198823049

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Understanding Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Psychology

A Practical Guide to Methods, Statistics, and Analysis

Victoria Bourne, Alana I. James, and Kevin Wilson-Smith

  • The only text to combine comprehensive coverage of methods and statistics using SPSS with coverage of the most commonly taught qualitative research methods.
  • Covers the entire research process 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.
  • Introduces essential coverage of the replication crisis and the open science movement in both the qualitative and quantitative sections.
  • Maintains a practical focus throughout and provides a wealth of opportunities for students to apply what they have learned across the range of methods and techniques.
  • Research examples are drawn from across the core areas of the British Psychological Society standards for the accreditation of undergraduate programmes in psychology.
  • Offers an excellent range of video support materials for both the qualitative and quantitative sections, including a range of videos on interview skills and SPSS screencasts for all relevant chapters.
  • Online resources include example data to support both the qualitative and quantitative sections of the book.
  • Also available as an e-book enhanced with self-assessment activities and multi-media content to offer a fully immersive experience and extra learning support.

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