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Exploring Research

Exploring Research - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0136011378

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ISBN13: 978-0136011378
ISBN10: 0136011373
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 09
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No

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Exploring Research - 7TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0136011378

Neil J. Salkind

ISBN13: 978-0136011378
ISBN10: 0136011373
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 09
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

The 7th edition ofExploring Researchprovides an introduction to research methods in a friendly, approachable writing style. It explores the use of electronic sources (the Internet) as a means to enhance research skills; it includes discussions about scientific methods; and it incorporates the most common types of research models in the social and behavioral sciences, including qualitative methods.It provides coverage of the research process, problem selection, sampling and generalizability; a discussion of the measurement process provides a comprehensive resource for those seeking to further their research skills. It also describes how to collect and analyze data, and provides thorough instruction on how to prepare and write a research proposal and manuscript.An excellent handbook for those in the social, behavioral, and health science fields.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: The Role and Importance of Research

Chapter 2: The Research Process: Coming to Terms

Chapter 3A: Selecting a Problem and Reviewing the Research

Chapter 3B: Ethics: The Basic Principles

Chapter 4: Sampling and Generalizability

Chapter 5: Measurement, Reliability, and Validity

Chapter 6: Methods of Measuring Behavior

Chapter 7: Data Collection and Descriptive Statistics

Chapter 8: Introducing Inferential Statistics

Chapter 9: Nonexperimental Research: Descriptive and Correlational Methods

Chapter 10: Nonexperimental Research: Qualitative Methods