Essentials of Research Design and Methodology (Essentials of Behavioral Science Series) / Edition 1

Essentials of Research Design and Methodology (Essentials of Behavioral Science Series) / Edition 1

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by Geoffrey R. Marczyk, David DeMatteo, David Festinger
     
 

Master the essential skills for designing and conducting a successful research project

Essentials of Research Design and Methodology contains practical information on how to design and conduct scientific research in the behavioral and social sciences. This accessible guide covers basic to advanced concepts in a clear, concrete, and readable style.

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Master the essential skills for designing and conducting a successful research project

Essentials of Research Design and Methodology contains practical information on how to design and conduct scientific research in the behavioral and social sciences. This accessible guide covers basic to advanced concepts in a clear, concrete, and readable style.

The text offers students and practitioners in the behavioral sciences and related disciplines important insights into identifying research topics, variables, and methodological approaches. Data collection and assessment strategies, interpretation methods, and important ethical considerations also receive significant coverage in this user-friendly guide. Essentials of Research Design and Methodology is the only available resource to condense the wide-ranging topics of the field into a concise, accessible format for handy and quick reference.

As part of the Essentials of Behavioral Science series, this book offers a thorough review of the most relevant topics in research design and methodology. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471470533
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/25/2005
Series:
Essentials of Behavioral Science Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Sales rank:
579,774
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Geoffrey Marczyk, JD, PhD, is Assistant Professor at WidenerUniversity's Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology in Chester,Pennsylvania.

David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, is a behavioral scientist at theTreatment Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania inPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania.

David Festinger, PhD, is a behavioral scientist at the TreatmentResarch Institute at the University of Pennsylvania inPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Series Preface.

Acknowledgments.

One Introduction and Overview.

Two Planning and Designing a Research Study.

Three General Approaches for Controlling Artifact and Bias.

Four Data Collection, Assessment Methods, and MeasurementStrategies.

Five General Types of Research Designs and Approaches.

Six Validity.

Seven Data Preparation, Analyses, and Interpretation.

Eight Ethical Considerations in Research.

Nine Disseminating Research Results and Distilling Principles ofResearch Design and Methodology.

References.

Index.

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