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

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Overview

Essentials of Research Design and Methodology contains practical information on how to design and conduct scientifc research. Packaged in the engaging Essentials format, students and practitioners in the behavioral sciences and related disciplines will gain important insight into identifying research topics and variables and selecting research approaches, as well as data collection and assessment strategies, interpretation methods, and important ethical and legal considerations. Perfect for courses on research design, this volume is also must-reading for anyone conducting research as well as consumers of research data.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471470533
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/25/2005
  • Series: Essentials of Behavioral Science Series , #2
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 616,572
  • 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.

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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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