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ISBN-10 0205856845ISBN-13 9780205856848
ISBN-10 0205859070ISBN-13 9780205859078
Author(s): Randolph A. Smith; Stephen F. Davis
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 456

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