Just in time for Fall semester, I am very happy to announce the release today of our free and open textbook for Research Methods classes, now it its fourth edition!
Research Methods in Psychology, 4th Edition is a peer-reviewed , free and open, comprehensive textbook for Research Methods classes. The new edition builds on three prior editions and is the result of a year-long peer review and revision process.
Check it out at https://kpu.pressbooks.pub/psychmethods4e/
The fourth edition was updated and revised collaboratively by Rajiv S. Jhangiani, @thatpsychprof (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Carrie Cuttler, @CarrieCuttler (Washington State University), & Dana C. Leighton, @dana_leighton (Texas A&M University-Texarkana). Each of us co-authored previous editions of this textbook. This edition updates or revises nearly every chapter, and now includes a comprehensive Glossary and Reference section.
The textbook is supplemented by instructor resources , including lecture slides , a student lab guide , and exam questions , produced and contributed by faculty at Kennesaw State University, Georgia Southwestern State University, Columbia College, and the University of British Columbia-Okanagan. We welcome additional contributions and can make your material available to the community.
The textbook is available (oh, and did we say " FREE "?) immediately in a variety of digital formats including a web book, PDF, MOBI (Kindle), and EPUB (iOS, Nook, Kindle) online at https://kpu.pressbooks.pub/psychmethods4e/ as well as in print format (print-on-demand) on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1085976920 for $10.06 (we take no royalties on the print book).
You can download and use it as is, or you can download the Pressbooks XML and adapt it to fit your own curricular goals. We can export other formats on demand, so feel free to contact me or the other authors if you want a different format.
Prior editions have been reviewed favorably on the Open Textbook Library: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/research-methods-in-psychology-3rd-american-edition#Reviews
Here are the full bibliographic details:
Research Methods in Psychology, 4th Edition
Rajiv S. Jhangiani, I-Chant Chiang, Carrie Cuttler, and Dana C. Leighton
eBook ISBN: 978-1999198107
Print ISBN: 978-1085976923
doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/HF7DQ https://dx.doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/HF7DQ
Feel free to contact me for any additional details.
PS: If you decide to adopt it, please let us know! Just email or tweet me or one of the other authors.