Understanding psychological research by finding a problem, discovering the clues, and evaluating the evidence.
The Psychologist as Detectives introduces students to the research process. The authors treat psychological research as a detective case in which a problem is presented, clues are discovered, evidence is evaluated, and a report is prepared for consideration by peers.
Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:
Think critically about research and research methods
Analyze research as a problem solving procedure
Develop research skills by looking at examples of research studies
Evaluate evidence from a research study and prepare a report or summary of the case