Advanced Research Methods
David J. Weiss
Read a Journal Article
Journal Article – a wonderful essay by Daryl Bem
for Inter-Group Differences (reprinted from The Looking Glass, Vol. 5.)
comment on deception (from Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2001)
article on subject recruitment (from Journal of Child and Family Studies,
forthcoming chapter on clinical significance
Template for M. A. Thesis (click to download, then copy the Mathesis.dot
file to Program Files/Microsoft Office/Templates directory. In Word, invoke the template via File :
New..., then click on Mathesis.dot.
Modify the New document for your thesis, name and save it. The template is not changed. Note that
this template is for the final version of a thesis, not for a proposal)
Some articles from the reading list are available
D. J., Walker, D. L., & Hill, D. (1988). The choice of a measure in a
health-promotion study. Health Education Research: Theory and Practice, 3,
Weiss, D. J. (1989). Potential
methodological contributions of mathematical psychology to patient compliance
research. Journal of Compliance in Health Care, 4, 95-100.
D., & Weiss, D. J. (2000). The impact of anonymity on responses to
"sensitive" questions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 30,
R. J. (1976). The uncertain connection between verbal theories and research
hypotheses in social psychology. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology,
C. L., & Weiss, D. J. (2003). The
role of race and severity of abuse in teachers’ recognition or reporting of
child abuse. Journal of Child and
Family Studies, 12, 465-474.
Interesting articles not on the
L., & Zarantonello, M. (1978). The effects of deception and level of
obedience on subjects' ratings of the Milgram study. Personality and Social
Psychology Bulletin, 4, 81-85.
Linden, L. E., & Weiss, D. J. (1994). An
empirical assessment of the random response method of sensitive data
collection. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 9, 823-836.
Schmidt, W. C. (1997).
World-wide web survey research: Benefits, potential problems, and solutions. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments
& Computers, 29, 274-279. (you can use free software for
conducting a web-based survey from this site)
Birnbaum, M. H.
(2001). Introduction to behavioral
research on the Internet. Upper
Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall. (a tutorial with disk)
Birnbaum, M. H.
experiments on the Internet. San Diego, Academic Press. (a book of readings)
history (ca. 1999) of web-based studies
Some published articles that
began life as CSULA Psychology Department M.A. theses:
D. M., & Cachelin, F. M. (2001). Body image, body dissatisfaction, and
eating attitudes in mid-life and elderly women. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, 9, 29-39.
P. C., Medina, R., & Joshi, A. (2001). Partner preferences among homosexual
men and women: What is desirable in a sex partner is not necessarily desirable
in a romantic partner. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 29,