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Why Science Matters
By Robert Proctor

Why Science Matters

Understanding the Methods of Psychological Research

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Why Science Matters by Robert Proctor

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"Why Science Matters: Understanding the Methods of Psychological Research" rises above standard research methods texts by presenting an up-to-date view of contemporary psychological science as it is currently understood and practiced. It explores not only the procedural aspects of psychological research, but also delves into the issue of how to accomplish effective science. It explicates how hypotheses and theories are to be evaluated. It suggests that the proper approach to devising and evaluating theories is by abduction, not by induction or deduction alone. It incorporates new investigatory procedures, current methodologists, conflicts and issues, implications of the philosophy of science, and a lively prose style. It provides a picture of science that will engage students and expand their abilities as both scientists and psychologists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405130493
ISBN-10: 1405130490
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 153mm x 16mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert Proctor

Robert W. Proctor is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychological Science at Purdue University at West Lafayette. He has been teaching and conducting research in the field of attention and human performance for nearly 30 years. His publications include Attention: Theory and Practice (with Addie Johnson, 2003) and Skill Acquisition and Human Performance (with Addie Johnson, 1995). E. J. Capaldi is Distinguished Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychological Science at Purdue University. Dr. Capaldi is a leading researcher in the field of learning and memory. He is the co-author of numerous articles and contributor to books such as The Blackwell Handbook to Research Methods of Experimental Psychology.

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