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Comprehensive and easy to readMay 18 2009
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I taught a senior thesis course on experimental social psychology for the first time this semester as a graduate instructor and this book was very helpful! Unfortunately, it was too late in the semester to assign this book to my students, but I used it extensively to create my lectures and assignments. I will definitely consider making this book required for my students if I teach this course again in the future. If I had to choose between assigning this book and the APA Style Manual, I have to say, I would choose this one :). There is already plenty of free information about the APA style on the internet.
This book includes detailed descriptions of all parts of experimental research, from deciding what to research, designing an experiment, writing up a report, and presenting the findings. It was easy to flip through the book to find information on specific stages of research. Also, I think this book is easy to read--not overwhelming for undergrads.
The only thing that would make this book even more comprehensive is a more detailed section on data analysis using SPSS, but this is a very minor issue, as plenty of books already exist on using SPSS.
I'm hoping that this book would be printed in paperback in the future or would otherwise go down in price.