This book considers experimental designs, alternatives to experimental designs, survey methods, and how systematic collection of information can minimize alternative explanations in social psychology. It discusses meta-analysis for interpreting the results of many social psychology experiments.

section Section I|16 pages


chapter Chapter 1|15 pages

Inferences About Causality

section Section II|55 pages

Experimental Research

chapter Chapter 2|26 pages

Experimental Designs

chapter Chapter 3|14 pages

Manipulating the Independent Variable

chapter Chapter 4|14 pages

The Dependent Variable

section Section III|22 pages

Alternatives to the Experimental Design

chapter Chapter 5|21 pages

Nonexperimental Alternatives

section Section IV|42 pages

Surveys—Measuring Attitudes or Opinions of a Population

chapter Chapter 6|17 pages

Measuring Attitudes or Opinions

chapter Chapter 7|24 pages

Administering the Questionnaire

section Section V|25 pages

Anything New?

chapter Chapter 8|13 pages

Research Methods: Some Things Don’t Change

chapter Chapter 9|11 pages

Meta-Analysis: New Methods of Analyzing Old Data