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Psychology and Social Science subject guide

This guide is created to aid students in any of the psychology and social science courses offered at DBS.

Books to aid with research

Research Methods in Psychology

Dennis Howitt and Duncan Cramer

Comprehensive, clear, and practical, Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology is the essential student guide to understanding and undertaking quantitative and qualitative research in psychology. Revised throughout, this new edition includes a new chapter on 'Managing your research project'. This is the ideal guide for students just beginning and those moving on to more advanced research methods projects in psychology. The full text downloaded to your computer With eBooks you can: search for key concepts, words and phrases make highlights and notes as you study share your notes with friends eBooks are downloaded to your computer and accessible either offline through the Bookshelf (available as a free download), available online and also via the iPad and Android apps. Upon purchase, you'll gain instant access to this eBook. Time limit The eBooks products do not have an expiry date. You will continue to access your digital ebook products whilst you have your Bookshelf installed.

Understanding Statistics in Psychology with SPSS

Dennis Howitt and Duncan Cramer

A clear and comprehensive introduction to Statistics with step by step guidance on using SPSS to carry out statistical analysis. Understanding Statistics in Psychology with SPSS is geared towards helping students to properly understand statistical techniques so gaining the confidence to apply them with the help of SPSS. The full text downloaded to your computer With eBooks you can: search for key concepts, words and phrases make highlights and notes as you study share your notes with friends eBooks are downloaded to your computer and accessible either offline through the Bookshelf (available as a free download), available online and also via the iPad and Android apps. Upon purchase, you'll gain instant access to this eBook. Time limit The eBooks products do not have an expiry date. You will continue to access your digital ebook products whilst you have your Bookshelf installed.

IBM SPSS Essentials : Managing and Analyzing Social Sciences Data

John T. Kulas, Renata Garcia Prieto Palacios Roji, and Adam M. Smith

Master the fundamentals of SPSS with this newly updated and instructive resource The newly and thoroughly revised Second Edition of SPSS Essentials delivers a comprehensive guide for students in the social sciences who wish to learn how to use the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) for the effective collection, management, and analysis of data. The accomplished researchers and authors provide readers with the practical nuts and bolts of SPSS usage and data entry, with a particular emphasis on managing and manipulating data. The book offers an introduction to SPSS, how to navigate it, and a discussion of how to understand the data the reader is working with. It also covers inferential statistics, including topics like hypothesis testing, one-sample Z-testing, T-testing, ANOVAs, correlations, and regression. Five unique appendices round out the text, providing readers with discussions of dealing with real-world data, troubleshooting, advanced data manipulations, and new workbook activities. SPSS Essentials offers a wide variety of features, including: A revised chapter order, designed to match the pacing and content of typical undergraduate statistics classes An explanation of when particular inferential statistics are appropriate for use, given the nature of the data being worked with Additional material on understanding your data sample, including discussions of SPSS output and how to find the most relevant information A companion website offering additional problem sets, complete with answers Perfect for undergraduate students of the social sciences who are just getting started with SPSS, SPSS Essentials also belongs on the bookshelves of advanced placement high school students and practitioners in social science who want to brush up on the fundamentals of this powerful and flexible software package.

Qualitative analysis: eight approaches for the social sciences

By: Jarvinen, Margaretha [Editor].
Contributor(s): Mik-Meyer, Nanna [Editor].

Introducing eight analytical approaches that are key to successful social science research, this book helps you get to grips with theory and apply it to qualitative analysis. With two 'matched chapters' dedicated to each approach, it provides a balance between theory and analytical method. The first chapter grounds the approach in theory and the second uses real-world examples to show how to conduct your own analysis using the approach. This book: Highlights how analysis relates to the entire research process and helps you position your analysis within the larger context of your research; Provides a strong, theoretical foundation for building good qualitative analysis; and Guides you through translating theory into real-world practice in your own research.

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