Conducting Meaningful Experiments / Edition 1

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Overview

By emphasizing how to think strategically about a research project, the author of this innovative book shows readers the important steps of a scientific study - from the formulation of the study to the write-up of results. Illustrative examples from the social, health and behavioural sciences are used throughout to illustrate 40 principles of good research practice.

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There are a lot of books that explain to budding scientists how to do experiments, but none that explain why. Bausell tells how to evaluate an experiment beforehand to see if it has the potential to improve the human condition or contribute significantly to knowledge, or will merely give birth to yet another publishable study. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803955318
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
What You Need (and Don't Need) to Be a Scientist
Laying the Foundation
Formulating a Meaningful Hypothesis
Evaluating the Meaningfulness of the Research Hypothesis
Designing an Experiment
Designing Experimental Studies to Achieve Statistical Significance
Conducting the Pilot Study(ies)
Conducting the Actual Study
Analyzing and Reporting the Results

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