Exploring Research

Exploring Research : United States Edition

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For undergraduate Research Methods courses in departments of Psychology, Business, Nursing, Social Work, Political Science and Education.The fifth edition of Exploring Research provides an introduction to research methods in a friendly, approachable writing style. The text explores the use of electronic sources as means to enhance research skills, includes discussions about scientific methods, and the most common types of research models in the social and behavioral sciences including qualitative methods. Coverage of the research process, problem selection, sampling and generalizability, and the measurement process provides an exhaustive resource for students seeking to further their research skills. The text also describes how to collect and analyze data, and provides thorough instruction on how to prepare and write a research proposal and manuscript. Principles of data analysis are exemplified using SPSS 11.0.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 216.9 x 278.9 x 15.2mm | 721.22g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 5th edition
  • 0130983527
  • 9780130983527

Table of contents

1. The Role and Importance of Research. 2. The Research Process: Coming to Terms. 3. Selecting a Problem and Reviewing the 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 Methods: Descriptive, Historical and Correlational Methods. 10. Nonexperimental Research Methods: Qualitative Methods. 11. Pre- and True Experimental Research Methods. 12. Quasi-Experimental Research Methods: A Close Cousin to True Experimental Research. 13. Writing a Research Proposal. 14. Writing a Research Manuscript. Appendix A: SPSS in 30 minutes. Appendix B: Sample Data Set Appendix C: Exercise Answers.show more

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