Beginning Behavioral Research: A Conceptual Primer- (Value Pack w/MySearchLab) / Edition 6

Beginning Behavioral Research: A Conceptual Primer- (Value Pack w/MySearchLab) / Edition 6

ISBN-10:
0205701426
ISBN-13:
9780205701421
Pub. Date:
01/21/2009
Publisher:
Pearson

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Beginning Behavioral Research: A Conceptual Primer- (Value Pack w/MySearchLab) / Edition 6

MySearchLab provides students with a complete understanding of the research process so they can complete research projects confidently and efficiently. Students and instructors with an internet connection can visit www.MySearchLab.com and receive immediate access to thousands of full articles from the EBSCO ContentSelect database. In addition, MySearchLab offers extensive content on the research process itself—including tips on how to navigate and maximize time in the campus library, a step-by-step guide on writing a research paper, and instructions on how to finish an academic assignment with endnotes and bibliography.

This successful introduction to behavioral research methods—written by two leaders in the field—provides step-by-step guidance through the processes of planning an empirical study, analyzing and interpreting data, and reporting findings and conclusions. It encourages readers to be analytical and critical, not only in interpreting research findings, but also in investigating what is behind the claims and conclusions in news reports of scientific results. While the primary emphasis is on behavioral and social research, a strong effort is made to connect these disciplines with the empirical reasoning used in other fields in order to underscore the unity of science. The volume examines behavioral research and scientific method, creative ideas and working hypotheses, ethical considerations and guidelines, observation and measurement, design and implementation, describing data and making inferences, and statistical tests. For those interested in an introduction to research methods.

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ISBN-13: 9780205701421
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/21/2009
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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