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Handbook of Research Methods in Experimental Psychology by Stephen F. Davis

Handbook of Research Methods in Experimental Psychology

Part of the Blackwell Handbooks of Research Methods in Psychology Series


Handbook of Research Methods in Experimental Psychology by Stephen F. Davis

The Handbook of Research Methods in Experimental Psychology presents a comprehensive and contemporary treatment of research methodologies used in experimental psychology. Places experimental psychology in historical context, investigates the changing nature of research methodology, experimental design, and analytic procedures, and features research in selected content areas. Provides an excellent source of potential research ideas for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Illustrates the range of research methodologies used in experimental psychology. Contains contributions written by leading researchers. Now available in full text online via xreferplus, the award-winning reference library on the web from xrefer. For more information, visit


This book harks back to a time when 'Handbooks
were an essential ingredient for advanced undergraduate and graduate education in experimental psychology. The book does a marvelous job of surveying the wide discipline that is now experimental psychology with coverage in each chapter giving at least a nod to the historical foundations in that area. The Goodwin chapter alone is worth the cost of the book. Randall W. Engle, Georgia Institute of Technology Davis

' 'Handbook'
would be a useful addition to an advanced undergraduate or graduate level course in general experimental psychology or research methods. Chapters that present research methods in the historical perspective are very good, and as several of the authors point out, clearly show that research methods are not static, but rather have and continue to evolve. I especially appreciate the inclusion of several chapters that deal with research employing non

-human subjects. Daniel D. Moriarty, University of San Diego Those psychology libraries that do support a serious academic research programme will find this book to be an invaluable source of background reading, to be used in conjunction with standard manuals on research methods, rather than replacing them. I will certainly be recommending it as such to first-year postgraduates in my own institution. Martin Guha, Librarian, Institute of Psychiatry, London, Reference Reviews 2003 Davis's fine collection will prove helpful to those seeking an introduction to the topics that engage researchers today. Summing up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through research, faculty, and professionals. G. B. Rollman, University of Western Ontario, Choice, January 2004

About the Author

Stephen F. Davis is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Emporia State University. He is the author of numerous books, including Psychology (with Joseph J. Palladino, fourth edition 2004) and The Psychologist as Detective: An Introduction to Conducting Research in Psychology (with Randolph A. Smith, third edition 2004).

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Publication date

22nd April 2005


Stephen F. Davis

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Blackwell Publishing Ltd an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd


520 pages


Research methods: general



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