The Psychologist as Detective

The Psychologist as Detective

An Introduction to Conducting Research in Psychology (6th Edition)

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Number of pages: 456

ISBN-10: 0205859070

ISBN-13: 9780205859078

Understanding psychological research by finding a problem, discovering the clues, and evaluating the evidence.


The Psychologist as Detectives introduces students to the research process. The authors treat psychological research as a detective case in which a problem is presented, clues are discovered, evidence is evaluated, and a report is prepared for consideration by peers.



Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

Think critically about research and research methods Analyze research as a problem solving procedure Develop research skills by looking at examples of research studies Evaluate evidence from a research study and prepare a report or summary of the case


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