The Handbook of Research Methods in Human Memory presents a collection of chapters on methodology used by researchers in investigating human memory. Understanding the basic cognitive function of human memory is critical in a wide variety of fields, such as clinical psychology, developmental psychology, education, neuroscience, and gerontology, and studying memory has become particularly urgent in recent years due to the prominence of a number of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. However, choosing the most appropriate method of research is a daunting task for most scholars. This book explores the methods that are currently available in various areas of human memory research and serves as a reference manual to help guide readers’ own research. Each chapter is written by prominent researchers and features cutting-edge research on human memory and cognition, with topics ranging from basic memory processes to cognitive neuroscience to further applications. The focus here is not on the "what," but the "how"—how research is best conducted on human memory.

chapter 1|18 pages

History of Methods in Memory Science

From Ebbinghaus to fMRI
ByHajime Otani, Bennett L. Schwartz, Abby R. Knoll

chapter 2|17 pages

Dependent Measures in Memory Research

From Free Recall to Recognition
ByAnne M. Cleary

chapter 3|14 pages

Measures of Forgetting

ByBenjamin C. Storm

chapter 4|17 pages

Accuracy and Bias in Episodic Memory

ByAysecan Boduroglu, Aycan Kapucu

chapter 5|17 pages

Response Time Measures in Memory Research

ByMotonori Yamaguchi, Richard Schweickert

chapter 6|20 pages

Methods of Studying Working Memory

ByZach Shipstead, Ashley Nespodzany

chapter 7|21 pages

Methods of Studying Text

Memory, Comprehension, and Learning
ByKathryn S. McCarthy, Kristopher J. Kopp, Laura K. Allen, Danielle S. McNamara

chapter 8|29 pages

The Methodology of Metamemory and Metacomprehension

ByDeborah K. Eakin, Jarrod Moss

chapter 9|24 pages

Research Methods for Studying the Emotion-Memory Relationship

ByHajime Otani, Terry M. Libkuman, Abby R. Knoll, Cody J. Hensley

chapter 10|14 pages

Methods for Studying Memory Differences Between Young and Older Adults

ByAslı Kılıç, Amy H. Criss

chapter 11|13 pages

Discovering Memory

Methods in the Study of Memory Development
ByP. Douglas Sellers, Karin Machluf

chapter 13|16 pages

Methods of Studying Memory Without Awareness

ByNeil W. Mulligan

chapter 14|15 pages

Methods of Studying False Memory

ByHenry Otgaar, Sanne T. L. Houben, Mark L. Howe

chapter 15|14 pages

Methods of Studying Eyewitness Memory

ByNadja Schreiber Compo, Jonathan Vallano, Jillian Rivard, Angelica Hagsand, Michelle Pena, Christopher Altman

chapter 16|17 pages

The Assessment of Autobiographical Memory

An Overview of Behavioral Methods
ByAdam R. Congleton, Dorthe Berntsen

chapter 17|29 pages

Methods of Studying Prospective Memory

ByMelissa J. Guynn, Gilles O. Einstein, Mark A. McDaniel

chapter 18|17 pages

Face Memory

ByKaren Lander, Vicki Bruce

chapter 19|24 pages

Challenges in Music Memory Research

ByZehra F. Peynircioğlu, Esra Mungan, Bennett L. Schwartz

chapter 20|20 pages

A User’s Guide to Collecting Data Online

ByKalif E. Vaughn, Jeremy Cone, Nate Kornell

chapter 21|23 pages

Neuropsychological Methods in Memory Research

ByKata Pauly-Takacs, Celine Souchay, Alastair D. Smith, Chris J. A. Moulin

chapter 22|31 pages

Applications of Functional MRI in Memory Research

ByJoey Ka-Yee Essoe, Jesse Rissman

chapter 23|15 pages

From the Laboratory to the Classroom

Challenges and Solutions for Conducting Memory Research in Educational Contexts
ByJohn Dunlosky, Kayla Morehead, Amanda Zamary, Katherine A. Rawson

chapter 24|16 pages

Methods of Studying Individual Differences in Memory

ByKimberly M. Wingert, Gene A. Brewer