Project Archive: Research Methods in Psychology

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Research Methods In Psychology

Subject: Psychology

Book Language: English

Audience: Mixed (undergraduate and graduate) students in psychology

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Created date: December 4, 2019

Updated date: March 6, 2020


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Description of the Book:

Research Methods in Psychology: 3rd American Edition

is an evolving adaptation of Paul Price’s open textbook. Through contributions from numerous experts in the field this open textbook has shown tremendous growth and development and is currently being used in both undergraduate and graduate level courses across the United States and Canada. The 13-chapter book provides detailed descriptions of the most commonly used research methods in psychology (e.g., experimental, correlational, observational, quasi-experimental, factorial, single-subject designs), along with the strengths and limitations of each, and important design considerations (e.g., demand characteristics, placebo effects, ethics). It also provides students with important foundations for understanding and critically evaluating research (e.g., reliability, validity) and understanding statistics. Relevant examples and real-world applications are highlighted throughout to keep students engaged with the material and to help them draw connections with their own lives.


Tasks and Qualifications:

We are seeking reviewers to ensure the content is appropriate, accurate, consistent, and adequately covers the material as well as to assist in identifying typos and grammatical errors. Particularly, we are looking for 2-4 people with a PhD in psychology or related field in the social sciences who are willing to review individual chapters or the complete book. We will also consider PhD students who teach research methods courses. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented groups. Reviewers can remain anonymous but the authors would prefer to be able to acknowledge the peer reviewers by name in the book. Reviewers can choose to use or Google Docs to complete their reviews.

How to Apply


Please complete our Reviewer Interest Sign-Up form to help us collect some basic information about you. You can review either as an anonymous reviewer or a non-anonymous reviewer. For anonymous review, see

— for non-anonymous review, see

Interested faculty or PhD students can sign-up using the links above. We will also ask you to provide a CV.

Please contact the project Review Coordinator, Dana Leighton, at:

if you have any questions about this project or the Rebus Community.

Carrie Cuttler Project Manager Rebus Community

Short Description:

We are delighted to announce the publication of the fourth edition of

Research Methods in Psychology

, a comprehensive open textbook for Research Methods classes. The fourth edition was updated and revised collaboratively by Rajiv S. Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Carrie Cuttler (Washington State University), & Dana C. Leighton (Texas A&M University-Texarkana), each of whom co-authored previous editions of the textbook. The fourth edition also incorporates feedback from several peer reviewers coordinated by the Rebus Community. The textbook is accompanied with instructor resources, including lecture slides, a student lab guide, and exam questions, produced by faculty at Kennesaw State University, Georgia Southwestern State University, Columbia College, and the University of British Columbia-Okanagan.

View to the textbook.


Chapter 1: The Science of Psychology

Chapter 2: Overview of the Scientific Method

Chapter 3: Research Ethics

Chapter 4: Psychological Measurement

Chapter 5: Experimental Research

Chapter 6: Nonexperimental Research

Chapter 7: Survey Research

Chapter 8: Quasi-Experimental Research

Chapter 9: Factorial Designs

Chapter 10: Single-Subject Research

Chapter 11: Presenting Your Research

Chapter 12: Descriptive Statistics

Chapter 13: Inferential Statistics