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Beginning Behavioral Research

Beginning Behavioral Research - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0131147300

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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
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Beginning Behavioral Research - 5TH 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131147300

Ralph L. Rosnow and Robert L. Rosenthal

ISBN13: 978-0131147300
ISBN10: 0131147307
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 05
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

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 students 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.

Table of Contents

I. GETTING STARTED

1. Behavioral Research and Scientific Method.
2. Creative Ideas and Working Hypotheses.
3. Ethical Considerations and Guidelines.

II. OBSERVATION AND MEASUREMENT.

4. Strategies of Systematic Observational Methods.
5. Methods of Looking Within Ourselves.
6. Reliability and Validity in Measurement and Research.

III. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION.

7. Randomized Experiments and Casual Inference.
8. Categories of Nonrandomized Research.
9. Survey Designs and Subject Recruitment.

IV. DESCRIBING DATA AND MAKING INFERENCES.

10. Summarizing the Data.
11. Examining Relationships.
12. Statistical Significance Effect Size, and Power Analysis.

V. STATISTICAL TESTS.

13. The Comparison of Two Conditions
14. The Comparison on More Than Two Conditions.
15. The Analysis of Frequency Tables.

Appendix A: Communicating Your Research Findings.
Appendix B: Statistical Tables
Appendix C: An Introduction to Meta-Analysis

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