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Exploring Research Plus MySearchLab with eText / Edition 8
     

Exploring Research Plus MySearchLab with eText / Edition 8

by Neil J. Salkind
 

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ISBN-10: 020521701X

ISBN-13: 9780205217014

Pub. Date: 08/04/2011

Publisher: Pearson

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-- Presents the basics of research in the social and behavioral sciences in an informative and student-friendly way.

Salkind’s Exploring Research, 8th edition makes research methods accessible for students.

Exploring Research provides an introduction to research methods through a friendly, approachable writing style. Salkind describes how to collect and analyze data and provides thorough instruction on how to prepare and write a research proposal and manuscript. The text explores the use of electronic sources (the Internet) as a means to enhance research skills and includes discussions about scientific methods. The most common types of research models in the social and behavioral sciences are incorporated, including qualitative methods. Salkind covers the research process, problem selection, sampling and generalizability, as well as a discussion of the measurement process .

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205217014
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/04/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE


BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface

Chapter 1: The Role and Importance of Research

Chapter 2: The Research Process: Coming to Terms

Chapter 3A: Selecting a Problem and Reviewing the Research

Chapter 3B: Ethics: The Basic Principles

Chapter 4: Sampling and Generalizability

Chapter 5: Measurement, Reliability, and Validity

Chapter 6: Methods of Measuring Behavior

Chapter 7: Data Collection and Descriptive Statistics

Chapter 8: Introducing Inferential Statistics

Chapter 9: Nonexperimental Research: Descriptive and Correlational Methods

Chapter 10: Nonexperimental Research: Qualitative Methods

Chapter 11: Pre- and True Experimental Research Methods

Chapter 12: Quasi-Experimental Research: A Close Cousin to Experimental Research

Chapter 13: Writing a Research Proposal

Chapter 14: Writing A Research Manuscript

Appendix A: An Introduction to SPSS 16.x

Appendix B: Sample Data Set

References

Glossary

Index

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