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Conducting Research in Psychology: Measuring the Weight of Smoke
Using humor and interesting examples that students can understand and relate to, authors Brett W. Pelham and Hart Blanton have written an informative and comprehensive research methods text that your students will really enjoy. This brief book includes hands-on activities that involve learning by doing, methodology exercises that encourage students to use their intuitions ...more
Paperback, 430 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Wadsworth Publishing Company
(first published November 30th 1998)
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Aug 12, 2013 Psych_Panda rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This book started out well. It was interesting, humorous (though maybe trying a little too hard), and then it just fell apart. Nothing happened in the writing style; the problem is with the content coverage. It was weirdly organized, shallow where it should have been deep, and way too deep where shallow would suffice. Perhaps it would be more appreciated by a social scientist, but it was too survey-focused and Social Psychology focused for this scientist.
This book was ok for what it was designed to do, but it has a few problems. The author seemed to think he was getting paid by the word and used a ton more than he needed to get the point across. The book was incredibly hard to read with the excessive working used.