This in-depth introduction to the process of research design and methods is distinguished by its application of the process approach--a proven strategy for guiding students at each step in designing, conducting, and evaluating psychological research.Decision-making emphasis. To help students develop a full appreciation of the power and limitations of each step of the research process, the role and consequences of choices in research are thoroughly explored. |Effective presentation of the research process and comprehensive coverage of methods and design. Chapters 1-6 present the general principles of research design, from the development of ideas through choosing and using participants and subjects for research. Chapters 7-11 present in-depth treatment of non-experimental designs, experimental designs, as well as quasi-experimental and developmental designs.|Contextualized coverage of ethics. Coverage of ethics is introduced early in the text and integrated throughout. Chapter 6 places ethics in the context of conducting an experiment. |Complete chapter on the research paper. Chapter 15 presents the most current APA guidelines for writing and reporting research results and also includes a complete paper and information on paper presentations, oral presentations and poster sessions. |New pedagogy, including chapter outlines and end-of-chapter review questions, aids in student learning.|The sixth edition has been thoroughly updated. Many research examples have been updated, Chapter 15 has been revised to reflect the latest edition of the American Psychological Associationżs style manual, and the text includes the latest versions of the American Psychological Association ethical guidelines and The Department of Health and Human Services ethical guidelines.