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Using humor and interesting examples that students can understand and relate to, authors Brett W. Pelham and Hart Blanton have written an informative and comprehensive research methods text that your students will really enjoy. This brief book includes hands-on activities that involve learning by doing, methodology exercises that encourage students to use their intuitions to understand research methods, and methodology problems that teach students to apply basic research principles to novel problems.
1. How Do We Know? 2. How Do We Find Out? The Logic, Art, and Ethics of Scientific Discovery. 3. Moving From Fact to Truth: Validity, Reliability, and Measurement. 4. Moving From Notions to Numbers: Psychological Measurement. 5. How Do We Misinterpret? Common Threats to Validity. 6. Nonexperimental Research Designs. 7. Experience Carefully Planned: Experimental Research Designs. 8. Experience Carefully Exploited: Quasi-Experimental Research Designs. 9. Choosing the Right Research Design. 10. A Brief Course in Statistics. 11. Telling the World About It. 12. Putting Your Knowledge to Work: 20 Methodology Problems. Appendix 1. Hands-On Activities. Appendix 2. Methodology Exercises. Appendix 3. How to Describe the Results of Statistical Analyses. Appendix 4. The Role of Status in Producing Depressed Entitlement in Women's and Men's Pay Allocations. Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index.