Research Methods: A Process of Inquiry (with Student Tutorial CD-ROM) / Edition 5

Research Methods: A Process of Inquiry (with Student Tutorial CD-ROM) / Edition 5

by Anthony Graziano, Michael Raulin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205360653

ISBN-13: 9780205360659

Pub. Date: 06/05/2003

Publisher: Pearson

This user-friendly book logically presents the entire range of research methodologies in psychology, in addition to the often discussed and traditional use of experimental research.. Comprehensive and readable, it will interest those in the varied fields of cognitive, developmental, clinical, and social psychology. Topics include inductive and deductive reasoning,…  See more details below

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This user-friendly book logically presents the entire range of research methodologies in psychology, in addition to the often discussed and traditional use of experimental research.. Comprehensive and readable, it will interest those in the varied fields of cognitive, developmental, clinical, and social psychology. Topics include inductive and deductive reasoning, empirical observation, concepts of validity, the phases in research., and the concept. of levels of constraint.. For anyone looking for the needed background to become a sophisticated consumer of research, able to evaluate the many claims for products, ideas, and programs that bombard our society and critical thinking in everyday life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205360659
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/05/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

To the Instructor
To the Student
Ch. 1Curiosity, Creativity, and Commitment1
Ch. 2Research is a Process of Inquiry27
Ch. 3The Starting Point: Asking Questions54
Ch. 4Data and the Nature of Measurement75
Ch. 5Statistical Analysis of Data94
Ch. 6Field Research: I. Naturalistic Observation and Case-Study Research121
Ch. 7Correlational and Differential Methods of Research154
Ch. 8Hypothesis Testing, Validity, and Threats to Validity177
Ch. 9Controls to Reduce Threats to Validity203
Ch. 10Control of Variance through Experimental Design: Single-Variable, Independent-Groups Designs225
Ch. 11Control of Variance Through Experimental Design: Single-Variable, Correlated-Groups Designs252
Ch. 12Control of Variance Through Experimental Design: Factorial Designs271
Ch. 13Field Research: II. A Second Look at Research in Natural Settings298
Ch. 14Final Preparations Before Data Collection329
Ch. 15Research Methodology: An Evolving Discipline352
Appendix AWriting a Research Report: APA Publication Style364
Appendix BRandom Numbers373
Appendix CStatistical Computation Procedures380
Appendix DStatistical Analyses Using SPSS for Windows388
Appendix ESelected Answers to Exercises413
Appendix FConducting Library Research419
Glossary427
References446
Name Index455
Subject Index458

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