Survey research and design in psychology/Readings/Textbooks

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This unit is textbook agnostic. In other words you can choose the readings and textbook(s) that fit the requirements.

Three types of textbooks are recommended for this unit:

Recommended textbooks can be purchased from the University of Canberra co-op bookshop. They are also available in the University of Canberra library. Alternative texts can also be useful (see suggestions below).

Applied statistics[edit]

Applied statistics textbooks provide theoretical and descriptive background reading for concepts emphasised in lectures, tutorials, and the assessment activities. The recommended textbook is Howitt and Cramer (2011a):

  1. Howitt, D. & Cramer, D. (2011). Introduction to statistics in psychology (5th ed.). Harlow, UK: Pearson. ISBN: 9780273734307 | RR: AU$105.05 Co-op member: AU$97.70 | Publisher site | Companion site | Instructor resources | UC library: BF39.H69 2011

Alternative texts that cover key topics such as correlation, factor analysis, linear regression, and multiple linear regression at an advanced undergraduate level in the context of social sciences can also be used. Some recommended alternatives are:

  1. Howell, D. C. (2013). Statistical methods for psychology (8th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. ISBN-10: 1111835489 | ISBN-13: 9781111835484 ~AU$155 | Hardbound | Companion site | Author's site
  2. Online textbooks

SPSS how-to guides[edit]

How-to guides about using SPSS can assist participants to learn how to use SPSS to conduct data analyses for the lab report and tutorial exercises. The recommended guide is Howitt and Cramer (2011b):

  1. Howitt, D. & Cramer, D. (2011). Introduction to SPSS statistics in psychology. For version 19 and earlier (5th ed.). Harlow, UK: Pearson. ISBN: 9780273734260 | RR AU$56.84 Co-op member AU$51.15 | Publisher site | UC Library: HA32.F72 2011

Alternative texts that cover correlation, factor analysis, linear regression, and multiple linear regression in SPSS can also be used. Often it is beneficial to use more than one guide. Recommended alternatives include:

  1. Allen, P. & Bennett, K. (2014). SPSS Statistics Version 22: A practical guide (3rd ed.). South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Cengage Learning Australia. Product details
  2. Francis, G. (2007). Introduction to SPSS for Windows: v. 15.0 and 14.0 with notes for studentware (5th ed.). Sydney: Pearson Education. ISBN: 9780733989384 | RR: AU$90.82 Co-op member AU$84.46 | Publisher site
  3. Pallant, J. (2013). SPSS survival manual (5th ed.). London: Open University Press. ISBN 9781743314005. AU$45. Publisher site

Note that tutorial exercises are drawn from Francis (2007), Allen and Bennett (2010), and Howitt and Cramer (2011b).

APA style[edit]

APA style guides assist with the preparation of lab report. The recommended text is:

  1. American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. UC library: BF76.7.P83 2010

Alternative texts should explain how to write a psychology lab reports in APA style. For example:

  1. Burton, L. J. (2009). An interactive approach to writing essays and research reports in psychology (3rd ed.). Milton, Qld, Australia: John Wiley & Sons. BF76.7.B87 2010

See also[edit]

  1. Readings
  2. Software

External links[edit]

  1. Textbooks used in 2011 (Wikiversity)
  2. Textbooks used in 2009 (Wikiversity)
  3. Textbooks used in 2008 (ucspace)