Research Methods

  • Leading experts review the latest findings and recommendations concerning the roots and prevention of antisocial behavior and crimeThe developmental perspective is becoming increasingly significant in criminology and in research on antisocial and criminal behavior. Developmental criminology can explain the stability of antisocial behavior as well as how it emerges and disappears across the life sp…

  • Current research on the myriad ways in which memory, conscious and unconscious, impacts everyday lifeApplied memory research investigates the practical aspects of one of the crucial facets of human life experience: Memory. Our ability to make informed, conscious decisions in the present depends on the existence of memories, both consciously and unconsciously obtained, as do the many seemingly auto…

  • Big data is becoming more prevalent in psychology and the behavioral sciences, and so are the methodological and statistical issues that arise from its use. Psychologists need to be equipped to deal with these. Big data can be generated in experimental studies where, for example, participants’ physiological and psychological responses are tracked over time or where human brain imaging is employed.…

  • Using the latest research synthesis techniques, leading researchers describe the state of the art in various research fields, test and compare theories, and derive conclusions about the effectiveness of interventions.

  • Using the latest research synthesis techniques, leading researchers describe the state of the art in various research fields, test and compare theories, and derive conclusions about the effectiveness of interventions.

  • Cutting-edge meta-analyses and research methodology in psychologyThis third collection of “Hotspots in Psychology” presents state-of-the-art meta-analytic research in psychology. It features the first systematic literature review of the empirical evidence regarding stability and change of values in adults, as well as meta-analyses examining the effects of descriptive and injunctive norms on consum…

  • Implementation – how to turn good intentions into successful servicesImplementation research aims to narrow the “science to service gap” by addressing the challenges inherent in transferring research knowledge into practical real-world applications that improve people’s lives. Ensuring that scientific findings bear fruit in terms of successfully employed service practices is not always an easy tas…

  • Meta-analysis is a series of systematic approaches for synthesizing quantitative research. Since its introduction in the early 1980s, statistical and …

  • A comprehensive treatment of statistical procedures in meta-analysis, showing why and when particular approaches work or fail.

  • Most everyday number processing involves multi-digit numbers (e.g., money, prices, times, dates). However, much of the research in the field has so far focussed on single-digit number processing. Whilst some basic cognitive effects obtained this way transfer to multi-digit numbers, other cognitive mechanisms cannot be studied using single-digit material. Thus, multi-digit number processing and its…

  • This monograph provides an overview of recent developments in and new applications for multinomial processing tree (MPT) modeling in cognitive psychology and related fields.Multinomial models are a class of stochastic models tailored to specific research paradigms that allow the measurement of latent cognitive processes underlying observed responses. An introductory review and literature survey in…

  • Ever more researchers in the social sciences and market research are interested in using the benefits of the Internet to obtain data, and as this book shows online studies can address many questions that are asked by social scientists. This unique text provides comprehensive and up-to-date information, from the basics upwards, about online research methods, technical approaches to data collection,…

  • Introduces optimal design strategies and gives an overview of new developments and applications relevant to topics in psychology, such as event history analysis, fMRI, and test assemblyThe quality of experimental studies substantially depends on their design, which needs to be specified before data collection. The demand for optimal designs in psychological research and related fields has grown in…

  • The latest findings from person-oriented research.Research has shown that statements at the aggregate level rarely apply at the level of smaller numbers of cases or individuals. The first tenet of person-oriented research is therefore that structure and development of behavior are, at least in part, specific to the individual. While aggregate-level statements may be correct, they cover only that portion of the overall variability that is shared by the aggregate. Larger, and more important portions of variability may remain unexplained.