Exploring Research, Global Edition

Exploring Research, Global Edition

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For courses in Experimental Methods and in Research Methods in Political Science and Sociology



An informative and unintimidating look at the basics of research in the social and behavioral sciences

Exploring Research makes research methods accessible for students - describing how to collect and analyze data, and providing thorough instruction on how to prepare and write a research proposal and manuscript. Author Neil Salkind covers the research process, problem selection, sampling and generalizability, and the measurement process. He also incorporates the most common types of research models used in the social and behavioral sciences, including qualitative methods. The Ninth Edition explores the use of electronic sources (the Internet) as a means to enhance research skills, includes discussions about scientific methods, and places a strong emphasis on ethics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 216 x 275 x 10mm | 594g
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9th edition
  • 1292156295
  • 9781292156293
  • 256,715

Table of contents

1. The Role and Importance of Research

2. The Research Process: Coming to Terms

3A. Selecting a Problem and Reviewing the Research

3B. The Importance of Practicing Ethics in Research

4. Sampling and Generalizability

5. Measurement, Reliability, and Validity

6. Methods of Measuring Behavior

7. Data Collection and Descriptive Statistics

8. Introducing Inferential Statistics

9. Nonexperimental Research: Descriptive and Correlational Methods

10. Nonexperimental Research: Qualitative Methods

11. Pre- and True Experimental Research Methods

12. Quasi-Experimental Research: A Close Cousin to Experimental Research

13. Writing a Research Proposal

14. Writing a Research Manuscript

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Bibliography

Glossary

Index
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