Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences / Edition 2

Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences / Edition 2

by Frederick J Gravetter, Lori-Ann B. Forzano
     
 

Bestselling statistics author, Fredrick J. Gravetter, and co-author Lori-Ann B. Forzano have written a text for research methods that helps you see how interesting and exciting experimental and non-experimental research can be. Inviting and conversational, RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Third Edition, leads you through the research process from start

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Bestselling statistics author, Fredrick J. Gravetter, and co-author Lori-Ann B. Forzano have written a text for research methods that helps you see how interesting and exciting experimental and non-experimental research can be. Inviting and conversational, RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Third Edition, leads you through the research process from start to finish. The text 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 emphasizes the decisions researchers must make at each stage of the process. The authors avoid a "cookbook" approach to the facts by linking terminology with applied concepts; their "lecture in a book" style emphasizes discussion and explanation of topics. Each chapter ends with a set of exercises and activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534558116
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/22/2005
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Author Biographies
Preface
Ch. 1Introduction, Inquiry, and the Scientific Method1
Ch. 2Research Ideas31
Ch. 3Ethics in Research58
Ch. 4Defining and Measuring Variables82
Ch. 5Selecting Research Participants114
Ch. 6Research Strategies and Validity130
Ch. 7Descriptive and Correlational Research Strategies161
Ch. 8Experimental Research Strategy188
Ch. 9Quasi-Experimental Strategy: Nonequivalent Group, Time-Series, and Developmental Designs214
Ch. 10Experimental Designs: Between-Subjects Design240
Ch. 11Experimental Designs: Within-Subjects Design266
Ch. 12Factorial Designs291
Ch. 13Single-Subject Research Designs323
Ch. 14Statistical Evaluation of Data356
Ch. 15Writing a Research Report398
App. ARandom Number Table and Instructions425
App. B: Statistics Demonstrations and Statistical Tables429
Glossary453
References469
Index473

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