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Research Methods for Behavioral Sciences

Research Methods for Behavioral Sciences - 2nd edition

Research Methods for Behavioral Sciences - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780495039372

ISBN10: 0495039373

Research Methods for Behavioral Sciences by Frederick J. Gravetter and Lori-Ann B. Forzano - ISBN 9780495039372
Edition: 2ND 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2006
International: No
Research Methods for Behavioral Sciences by Frederick J. Gravetter and Lori-Ann B. Forzano - ISBN 9780495039372

ISBN13: 9780495039372

ISBN10: 0495039373

Summary

Best-selling statistics author, Fredrick J. Gravetter, and co-author Lori-Ann B. Forzano have written a text for research methods that helps student see how interesting and exciting experimental and non-experimental research can be. Inviting and conversational, RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Second Edition leads students through the research process from start to finish. Organized to match the research process, the text opens with tips and strategies for generating research ideas, moves to selecting measures and participants, and then offers an examination of research strategy and design. This step-by-step approach emphasizes the decisions researchers must make at each stage of the process. The authors' avoid a "cookbook" approach to the facts by linking terminology with applied concepts; their "lecture in a book" style makes the text accessible to students by emphasizing discussion and explanation of topics. Each chapter ends with a set of student exercises and activities.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Acquiring Knowledge, and the Scientific Method.
2. Research Ideas.
3. Defining and Measuring Variables.
4. Ethics in Research.
5. Selecting Research Participants.
6. Research Strategies and Validity.
7. The Experimental Research Strategy.
8. Experimental Designs: Between-Subjects Designs.
9. Experimental Designs: Within-Subjects Designs.
10. Non-Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Strategies: Nonequivalent Group, Pre-Post, and Developmental Designs.
11. Factorial Designs.
12. Correlatiional Research Strategy.
13. Descriptive Research Strategy.
14. Single-Subject Experimental Designs.
15. Statistical Evaluation of Data.
16. Writing an APA Style Research Report