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Exploring Research

Exploring Research - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205093816

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ISBN13: 978-0205093816
ISBN10: 0205093817
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Edition/Copyright: 8TH 12
Publisher: Pearson
Published: 2012
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Exploring Research - 8TH 12 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205093816

Neil J. Salkind

ISBN13: 978-0205093816
ISBN10: 0205093817
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 12
Publisher: Pearson

Published: 2012
International: No
Summary

Presents the basics of research in the social and behavioral sciences in an informative and student-friendly way.
Exploring Research provides an introduction to research methods through a friendly, approachable writing style. Salkind describes how to collect and analyze data and provides thorough instruction on how to prepare and write a research proposal and manuscript. The text explores the use of electronic sources (the Internet) as a means to enhance research skills and includes discussions about scientific methods. The most common types of research models in the social and behavioral sciences are incorporated, including qualitative methods. Salkind covers the research process, problem selection, sampling and generalizability, as well as a discussion of the measurement process.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION: 1.) BRIEF 2.) COMPREHENSIVE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRIEF 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 Chapter 11: Pre- and True Experimental Research Methods Chapter 12: Quasi-Experimental Research: A Close Cousin to Experimental Research Chapter 13: Writing a Research Proposal Chapter 14: Writing A Research Manuscript Appendix A: An Introduction to SPSS 16.x Appendix B: Sample Data Set References Glossary Index

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