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Research Methods for the Behavioral Science (With and Infotrac) / Edition 1
     

Research Methods for the Behavioral Science (With and Infotrac) / Edition 1

by Frederick J. Gravetter, Lori-Ann B. Forzano
 

ISBN-10: 0534549144

ISBN-13: 9780534549145

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Wadsworth

Best-selling statistics author, Fredrick J. Gravetter and co-author Lori-Ann B. Forzano have written a new text for research methods that helps the student see how interesting and exciting experimental and non-experimental research can be. With an inviting and conversational writing style, this text is organized to lead students through the research process from

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Best-selling statistics author, Fredrick J. Gravetter and co-author Lori-Ann B. Forzano have written a new text for research methods that helps the student see how interesting and exciting experimental and non-experimental research can be. With an inviting and conversational writing style, this text is organized to lead students through the research process from start to finish. RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, First Edition opens with tips and strategies for generating research ideas, moves to selecting measures and participants, and then offers an examination of research strategy and design. This step-by-step approach guides students through the research process, emphasizing the decisions researchers must make at each stage of the process. The authors' avoid a 'cookbook' presentation of facts by linking terminology with applied concepts; their lecture in a book" approach makes the text accessible to students by emphasizing discussion and explanation of topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534549145
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Inquiry and the Scientific Method. 2. Research Ideas. 3. Ethics in Research. 4. Defining and Measuring Variables. 5. Selecting Research Participants. 6. Research Strategies and Validity. 7. Correlational and Descriptive Research Strategies. 8. The Experimental Research Strategy. 9. Quasi-Experimental and Developmental Strategies. 10. Experimental Designs, Between-Subjects Design. 11. Experimental Designs-Within-Subject Designs. 12. Factorial Design. 13. Single-Subject Experimental Designs. 14. Statistical Evaluation of Data. 15. Writing an APA-Style Research Report.

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