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

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RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS: A CRITICAL THINKING APPROACH, 5th Edition, successfully illustrates the integration between statistics and research methods by demonstrating the ways to use statistics in analyzing data collected during research. This combined book adopts an inviting narrative style that speaks directly to readers and draws them into the material, helping them overcome the initial apprehension they may feel at the prospect of learning both subject areas at once. Focusing on the logic of the process and the methodology aspect of research, Jackson incorporates a friendly critical-thinking approach and presents examples and exercises to which readers can relate.
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"The book is the best I have found for coverage of the important material in a style that combines research methods and statistics. I was very excited to see the book when it was first published. I met Dr. Jackson, who seemed very eager to provide the information we need to use in a class combining research and statistics."

"[This is] one of the most clear, concise, and well-written statistics books for undergraduates I've used."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111346553
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/3/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 172,257
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Sherri L. Jackson is professor of psychology at Jacksonville University (JU), where she has taught since 1988 and currently serves as Chair of the Division of Social Sciences. At JU, she has won Excellence in Scholarship (2003), University Service (2004), and Teaching (2009) awards; the university-wide Professor of the Year Award in 2004; the Woman of the Year Award in 2005; and the Institutional Excellence Award in 2007. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in cognitive/experimental psychology from the University of Florida. Her research interests include human reasoning and the teaching of psychology, and she has published numerous articles in both areas. She is also the author of RESEARCH METHODS & STATISTICS: A CRITICAL THINKING APPROACH, 5th Edition (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2016), RESEARCH METHODS: A MODULAR APPROACH, 3rd Edition (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2015) and A CONCISE GUIDE TO STATISTICAL ANALYSES USING EXCEL, SPSS, AND THE TI-84 CALCULATOR (Cengage, 2013).
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Table of Contents

1 Thinking Like a Scientist 1
2 Getting Started: Defining, Measuring, and Manipulating Variables 25
3 Descriptive Methods 49
4 Data Organization and Descriptive Statistics 67
5 Correlational Methods and Statistics 99
6 Hypothesis Testing and Inferential Statistics 119
7 The Logic of Experimental Design 151
8 Inferential Statistics: Two-Group Designs 169
9 Experimental Designs With More Than Two Levels of an Independent Variable 191
10 Complex Experimental Design 221
11 Quasi-Experimental and Single-Case Designs 243
12 APA Guidelines: Ethics and Writing 261
App. A: Statistical Tables 289
App. B Computational Formulas for ANOVAs 313
App. C: Answers to Odd-Numbered Chapter Exercises 315
App. D Sample APA Style Paper 323
References 341
Glossary 343
Index 351
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    The idea of combining methods and stats as Jackson is compelling

    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.

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