The Process of Research in Psychology

Welcome to the SAGE edge site for The Process of Research in Psychology, Fourth Edition.

The SAGE edge site for The Process of Research in Psychology by Dawn M. McBride offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.

The Process of Research in Psychology employs the pedagogical approach of spaced repetition to present a student-friendly introduction to conducting research in psychology. Drawing on more than 17 years of teaching experience, best-selling author Dawn M. McBride covers topics with step-by-step explanations to help students understand the full process of designing, conducting, and presenting a research study. Early chapters introduce important concepts for developing research ideas, subject sampling, ethics, and data collection; more detailed coverage of these topics is included in “More About” chapters to provide instructors with flexibility in their teaching. Concepts and skills relevant to more than one stage of the research process are covered in multiple contexts, providing repeated exposure to the topics students often struggle with but that are the most important in gaining research skills.


We gratefully acknowledge Dawn M. McBride for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Jan Lucas of North Carolina State University and Charles Fuller for developing the ancillaries on this site.