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Writing Research Papers (Spiral)

Writing Research Papers (Spiral) - 14th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205236411

Cover of Writing Research Papers (Spiral) 14TH 12 (ISBN 978-0205236411)
ISBN13: 978-0205236411
ISBN10: 0205236413
Cover type: Spiral
Edition: 14TH 12
Copyright: 2012
Publisher: Pearson
Published: 2012
International: No

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Writing Research Papers (Spiral) - 14TH 12 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205236411

James D. Lester

ISBN13: 978-0205236411
ISBN10: 0205236413
Cover type: Spiral
Edition: 14TH 12
Copyright: 2012
Publisher: Pearson
Published: 2012
International: No
Summary

The definitive research paper guide, Writing Research Papers combines a traditional and practical approach to the research process with the latest information on electronic research and presentation.

This market-leading text provides students with step-by-step guidance through the research writing process, from selecting and narrowing a topic to formatting the finished document. Writing Research Papers backs up its instruction with the most complete array of samples of any writing guide of this nature. The text continues its extremely thorough and accurate coverage of citation styles for a wide variety of disciplines. The thirteenth edition maintains Lester's successful approach while bringing new writing and documentation updates to assist the student researcher in keeping pace with electronic sources.

Available in two formats perfect-bound and spiral-bound with tabs, a handier format at a slightly higher price) Lester's text is one that students will keep throughout their college careers.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Preface
Ch. 1 What Is Science? 1
Ch. 2 Descriptive Research Approaches 43
Ch. 3 The Experimental Research Approach 75
Ch. 4 Problem Identification and Hypothesis Formation 99
Ch. 5 Ethics 125
Ch. 6 Variables Used in Experimentation 189
Ch. 7 Control in Experimentation 227
Ch. 8 Techniques for Achieving Constancy 261
Ch. 9 Experimental Research Design 309
Ch. 10 Quasi-Experimental Designs 347
Ch. 11 Single-Participant Research Designs 371
Ch. 12 Data Collection 409
Ch. 13 Hypothesis Testing 437
Ch. 14 External Validity 475
Appendixes 549
References 555
Index 581