Methods in Psychological Research 3e is pedagogically driven, interactive, and highly applied to engage and motivate students taking what is often considered a "drudge" requirement.
This basic introduction to research methods in psychology is presented in a relaxed style, at a moderate level of detail, and with a rich mix of pedagogy to engage and motivate students from a variety of backgrounds and academic preparation. The authors focus on applying concepts students are learning, and they emphasize doing research with simple in-text exercises that provide a more interactive feel than found in most methods textbooks.
They also provide examples of real psychology research, both from the research literature and, uniquely, from student research projects.
This friendly and supportive presentation of the basics conveys to students the excitement and fun of the research enterprise and involves them in "doing" research, not just memorizing another term for an exam.