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Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach / Edition 4
     

Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach / Edition 4

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by Sherri L. Jackson
 

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ISBN-10: 1111346550

ISBN-13: 9781111346553

Pub. Date: 03/03/2011

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Jackson (psychology, Jacksonville U.) wants undergraduates using her text to think like a scientist. She describes the theoretical and practical aspects of critical thinking and the scientific methods and how to use these abstract ideas to get started with ideas and resources. She covers ethics, defining, measuring and manipulating variables, choosing descriptive

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Jackson (psychology, Jacksonville U.) wants undergraduates using her text to think like a scientist. She describes the theoretical and practical aspects of critical thinking and the scientific methods and how to use these abstract ideas to get started with ideas and resources. She covers ethics, defining, measuring and manipulating variables, choosing descriptive methods, organizing data, correctly applying correlational and statistical methods, testing hypotheses and inferential statistics, developing a logic of experiment design, using inferential statistics in two-group designs, using complex experimental designs and nonparametric procedures, and applying the APA communication guidelines. She includes exercises with answers and a sample APA-style paper. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111346553
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Thinking Like a Scientist. 2. Getting Started: Ideas, Resources, and Ethics. 3. Defining, Measuring, and Manipulating Variables. 4. Descriptive Methods. 5. Data Organization and Descriptive Statistics. 6. Correlational Methods and Statistics. 7. Probability and Hypothesis Testing. 8. Introduction to Inferential Statistics. 9. Experimental Design and Analysis I: Between-Subjects Designs. 10. Experimental Design and Analysis II: Correlated-Groups Designs. 11. Experimental Design and Analysis III: Designs with More Than Two Levels of an Independent Variable. 12. Experimental Design and Analysis IV: Complex Experimental Designs. 13. Quasi-Experimental and Single-Case Designs. 14. Nonparametric Inferential Statistics. 15. APA Communication Guidelines. Appendix A. Statistical Tables. Appendix B. Computational Formulas for ANOVAs. Appendix C. Answers to Odd-Numbered Chapter Exercises and All Review Exercises. Appendix D: Getting Started with Excel, SPSS, and the TI-84 Calculator. References.

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Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The idea of combining methods and stats as Jackson is compelling enough that I used the text in a year-long stats and methods course. Unfortunately, the text has an abundance of errors, some egregious ones, that makes me wonder how they got to the fourth edition. For example, the formula for Pearson's r on p. 162 is wrong. Answers given for end of chapter exercises are sometimes incorrect. The topic is challenging enough for social science students without imposing on them avoidable complications arising from poor editing. I contacted the publisher twice but only got a reply from my sales rep. No one on the editing staff followed through to correct the errors. I am looking for a new text.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago