This Third Edition of this bestselling text retains its status as one of the most accessible, practically useful and theoretically rigorous textbooks on the market today, and has been developed even further to help students get the most from their studies. 

In light of recent methodological developments, and to assist with its greater accessibility, this new edition has been significantly revised and restructured. The textbook is now oriented around three parts focusing on the major processed in conducting research—from formulating research questions, designing research activity, data gathering, and analysis. A rich diversity of methods is now covered, and the book offers extended coverage of qualitative methods—now fundamental in psychological methods courses.

Research Methods in Psychology, Third Edition is essential because:

Its new structure maps onto Methods in Psychology courses much more comprehensively, making it an invaluable teaching/study resource. It has a wide range of student features - more illustrative case study material, updated examples from current research to illustrate recent developments in methods and techniques, key words in bold at the end of chapters, end of chapter summaries and annotated further reading sections. A companion Web site accompanying the textbook offering a range of features for lecturers on a restricted access basis, and for students more publicly will help with exam assessment and written project work. Please visit

Research Methods in Psychology is for all methods students in psychology and those in neighbouring disciplines looking for an authoritative resource.