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Empirical Direction in Design and Analysis

Empirical Direction in Design and Analysis - 01 edition

Empirical Direction in Design and Analysis - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780805839784

ISBN10: 080583978X

Empirical Direction in Design and Analysis by Norman H. Anderson - ISBN 9780805839784
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No
Empirical Direction in Design and Analysis by Norman H. Anderson - ISBN 9780805839784

ISBN13: 9780805839784

ISBN10: 080583978X

Edition: 01

Summary

The goal of Norman H. Anderson's new book is to help students develop skills of scientific inference. To accomplish this he organized the book around the ''Experimental Pyramid''--six levels that represent a hierarchy of considerations in empirical investigation--conceptual framework, phenomena, behavior, measurement, design, and statistical inference. To facilitate conceptual and empirical understanding, Anderson de-emphasizes computational formulas and null hypothesis testing. Other features include: *emphasis on visual inspection as a basic skill in experimental analysis to help students develop an intuitive appreciation of data patterns; *exercises that emphasize development of conceptual and empirical application of methods of design and analysis and de-emphasize formulas and calculations; and *heavier emphasis on confidence intervals than significance tests. The book is intended for use in graduate-level experimental design/research methods or statistics courses in psychology, education, and other applied social sciences, as well as a professional resource for active researchers. The first 12 chapters present the core concepts graduate students must understand. The next nine chapters serve as a reference handbook by focusing on specialized topics with a minimum of technicalities.

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