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:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1The Role and Importance of Research1
Ch. 2The Research Process21
Ch. 3Selecting a Problem and Reviewing the Research51
Ch. 4Sampling and Generalizability95
Ch. 5Measuring Behavior111
Ch. 6Methods of Measuring Behavior133
Ch. 7Data Collection and Descriptive Statistics159
Ch. 8Introducing Inferential Statistics183
Ch. 9Nonexperimental Research Methods203
Ch. 10Experimental Research233
Ch. 11Quasi-Experimental Research: A Close Cousin to Experimental Research249
Ch. 12Writing a Research Proposal259
Ch. 13Writing a Research Manuscript275
Appendix AAn Introduction to SPSS for Windows317
Appendix BSample Data339
Appendix CAnswers to Exercises345
References359
Glossary363
Index377

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