Research Methods

Research Methods : Using Processes & Procedures of Science to Understand Behavior

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For courses in Research Methods. This thorough and up-to-date text presents the concepts and procedures in conducting research-in a way that enables students to easily understand, integrate, and apply them-and incorporates the use of technology. A "how to" perspective features descriptions and clear examples that show students how to perform the activities involved in designing research, collecting and analyzing data, and preparing a report. The book also contains classic and modern research on various topics.show more

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  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 190.5 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 975.23g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0131111612
  • 9780131111615

Table of contents

I. FUNDAMENTALS OF RESEARCH. 1. Goals and Methods of Science. 2. Choosing Topics and Methods for Research. 3. Ethics in Conducting Research and Reporting Outcomes. 4. Data: Measurement and Analysis. II. ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS OF RESEARCH STRATEGIES. 5. Experimental Strategies. 6. Nonexperimental Strategies. III. RESEARCH DESIGN, ANALYSIS, AND PREPARATION. 7. Single-Factor, Independent-Groups Designs. 8. Single-Factor, Dependent-Groups Designs. 9. Factorial Designs. 10. Preparing to Conduct a Study. IV. APPLIED, DESCRIPTIVE, AND ADVANCED METHODS. 11. Intrasubject Research: Small-N Designs. 12. Descriptive, Program Evaluation, and Advanced Methods. V. APPENDIXES. Appendix A. Reporting the Results of Research. Appendix B. Statistical Procedures. References. Glossary. Name Index. Subject Index.show more

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