This is the first comprehensive guide to the range of research methods available to applied psychologists. Ideally suited to students and researchers alike, and covering both quantitative and qualitative techniques, the book takes readers on a journey from research design to final reporting.
The book is divided into four sections, with chapters written by leading international researchers working in a range of applied settings:
With coverage of sampling and ethical issues, and chapters on everything from experimental and quasi-experimental designs to longitudinal data collection and focus groups, the book provides a concise overview not only of the options available for applied research, but also of how to make sense of the data produced. It includes chapters on organizational interventions and the use of digital technologies, and concludes with chapters on how to publish your research, whether it's a thesis, journal article or organisational report.
This is a must-have book for anyone conducting psychological research in an applied setting.
Paula Brough is a Professor of Organizational Psychology in the School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Australia. Paula conducts research in organisational psychology with a specific focus on occupational health psychology. Paula's primary research areas include: occupational stress, employee health and wellbeing, work-life balance, and the psychosocial work environment. Paula assesses how work environments can be improved via job redesign, supportive leadership practices, and enhanced equity to improve employee health, work commitment, and productivity. Paula is an Editorial Board member of Journal of Organisational Behavior, Work and Stress, and the International Journal of Stress Management.