About this Project
The primary goal of this project is to have Research Methods in Psychology: 3rd American Edition peer reviewed. A secondary goal is to have the book further distributed (so please share with your colleagues!) We are seeking reviewers to review the full text or individual chapters.
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 Hypothes.is 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 https://goo.gl/forms/gEJTXXUQE8cEwDfl2 — for non-anonymous review, see https://goo.gl/forms/XLAcOz6gRQAoPBf93
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: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this project or the Rebus Community.
Peer reviewers will be acknowledged in the acknowledgements section of the book.
Below is a current outline/table of contents for this project.
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