P250-251, RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS
IN PSYCHOLOGY
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Guide to the Research Process (under construction)
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Citation Resources

Recommended Resources

ARTICLES/DATABASES

PsycARTICLES :includes full-text of all articles from journals published by American Psychological Association and allied organizations.
PsycINFO :Definitive index to research in psychology, with links to full text of over 500 journals
Sociological Abstracts: Covers major publications in sociology and related fields, including psychology.
Medline and other Medical Databases: Scholarly medical and related articles including many aspects of pscyhology and psychiatry.
Wiley Interscience: Provides full-text coverage of over 300 leading scientific, medical and professional journals, including 32 important psychology journals, from the mid-90's to current.
ERIC: Education articles, many dealing with psychological aspects of education.
Professional Development Collection: For educational professionals; includes psychology articles.
A Matter of Fact: Provides access to statistical information from a broad variety of sources, including government publications, magazine and journal articles, and books.

REFERENCE MATERIALS

ONLINE REFERENCE RESOURCES
www.apa.org American Psychological Association website
www.inpsych.com Indiana Psychological Association website
www.nimh.nih.gov National Institute of Mental Health website
www.psychcrawler.com APA-approved psychology websites
www.socialpsychology.org Social psychology database funded by NSF

REFERENCE BOOKS IN THE IUS LIBRARY
DSM IV-TR Classifies and describes mental disorders
(REF RC455.2.C4
Encyclopeda of Psychology 8-volume set providing concise information about topics in psychology, published by the American Psychological Association and Oxford Press
(BF31.E52
MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences Concise articles dealing with cognitive science disciplines including psychology, neuroscience, linguistics,etc.
REF BF311.M556
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association Style guide for papers in pscyhology
REF BF76.7 B82

BOOKS; Use IUCAT, the IU Libraries online catalog
(Call number areas for psychology BF)
Sample keyword searches:
"psycholog$" retrieves all items containing "psycholog" as root word, including"psychology" and "psychological"
"mental illness and history"
"operant conditioning"
"psycholog$ and biography"

 

 

Guide to the Research Process (includes plagiarism tools)

Plagiarism tutorials:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_plagiar.html \

http://www.csubak.edu/ssric/Modules/Other/plagiarism.htm

 

 

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Citation Resources and Sample Articles


CITATION RESOURCES
APA Format (A PowerPoint presentation by Barbara Mitchell)
http://faculty.kutztown.edu/meehan/APA%20Report%20ver.5.pdf http://www.ius.edu/WritingCenter/APAhandout.html (simplified APA documentation from IUS Writing Center)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.html (more detail about APA style)

SAMPLE ARTICLES
Sample annotated bibliography (Check with your professor about preferred length of annotation)
Sample empirical study (When you connect, click on PDF Full Text)
Sample case study (When you connect, click on PDF Full Text.)
Sample literature review (When you connect, click on Linked Full Text and then on PDF.