Exploring Research / Edition 7

Exploring Research / Edition 7

by Neil J. Salkind
     
 

ISBN-10: 0136011373

ISBN-13: 9780136011378

Pub. Date: 02/22/2008

Publisher: Prentice Hall

The 7th edition of Exploring Research provides an introduction to research methods in a friendly, approachable writing style. It explores the use of electronic sources (the Internet) as a means to enhance research skills; it includes discussions about scientific methods; and it incorporates the most common types of research models in the social and behavioral…  See more details below

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The 7th edition of Exploring Research provides an introduction to research methods in a friendly, approachable writing style. It explores the use of electronic sources (the Internet) as a means to enhance research skills; it includes discussions about scientific methods; and it incorporates the most common types of research models in the social and behavioral sciences, including qualitative methods.It provides coverage of the research process, problem selection, sampling and generalizability; a discussion of the measurement process provides a comprehensive resource for those seeking to further their research skills. It also describes how to collect and analyze data, and provides thorough instruction on how to prepare and write a research proposal and manuscript.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136011378
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
02/22/2008
Series:
MySearchLab Series for Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexxi
Chapter 1The Role and Importance of Research1
Chapter 2The Research Process: Coming to Terms21
Chapter 3Selecting a Problem and Reviewing the Research39
Chapter 4Sampling and Generalizability85
Chapter 5Measurement, Reliability, and Validity101
Chapter 6Methods of Measuring Behavior125
Chapter 7Data Collection and Descriptive Statistics147
Chapter 8Introducing Inferential Statistics167
Chapter 9Nonexperimental Research: Descriptive and Correlational Methods187
Chapter 10Nonexperimental Research: Qualitative Methods207
Chapter 11Pre- and True Experimental Research Methods223
Chapter 12Quasi-Experimental Research: A Close Cousin to Experimental Research239
Chapter 13Writing a Research Proposal247
Chapter 14Writing A Research Manuscript259
Appendix AAn Introduction to SPSS 11.xCW
Appendix BSample Data Set283
Appendix CAnswers to Exercises289
References299
Glossary303
Index313

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