Survey research and design in psychology/Readings/Textbooks
Overview[edit | edit source]
Recommended textbooks can be purchased from the University of Canberra Co-op bookshop. They are also available in the University of Canberra library. Additional/alternative texts can also be useful (see suggestions below).
Applied statistics textbook[edit | edit source]
Applied statistics textbooks provide theoretical and explanatory background reading for concepts emphasised in lectures, tutorials, and the assessment activities. The recommended textbook is (earlier editions are fine):
Howitt, D. & Cramer, D. (2014a). Introduction to statistics in psychology (6th ed.). Harlow, UK: Pearson. ISBN 1292000740 | RR: AU$87.95 | Co-op member: AU$70.36 | Publisher site | Companion site | Educator resources | UC library
Any alternative text that covers the key topics (correlation, factor analysis, and multiple linear regression) at an advanced undergraduate level in the context of social sciences can also be used. For more info, see online statistics textbooks.
SPSS how-to guide[edit | edit source]
Howitt, D. & Cramer, D. (2014b). Introduction to SPSS in psychology (6th ed.). Harlow, UK: Pearson. ISBN 1292000694 | RR AU$59.40 | Co-op: AU$47.52 | Publisher site | Companion site | Educator resources
Alternative texts that covers the key topics (correlation, factor analysis, and multiple linear regression) in SPSS can also be used. Recommended alternatives include:
- Allen, P. & Bennett, K. (2014). SPSS Statistics Version 22: A practical guide (3rd ed.). South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Cengage Learning Australia. Product details | Co-op.
- 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 | Publisher site | Co-op
- Pallant, J. (2016). SPSS survival manual (6th ed.). Sydney: Allen and Unwin. ISBN 9781760291952. RRP AU$49.99. Publisher site
APA style guide[edit | edit source]
APA style guides assist with the preparation of lab reports. The recommended text is:
American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. ISBN 1433805596. ISBN13 9781433805592. UC library: BF76.7.P83 2010 | Co-op.
Alternative texts explain how to write psychology lab reports in APA style. For example:
- 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