Quantitative Research for the Behavioral Sciences

ISBN-10: 0471616834
ISBN-13: 9780471616832
Edition: 1st 1992
Authors: Celia C. Reaves
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Book details

List price: $218.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/31/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Using an informal approach, this is an introduction to a broad range of research methods; presumes no prior experience with statistics and emphasizes theoretical underpinnings and practical applications. Topics include the philosophy of science, the theory of measurement, a concise overview of statistical analysis, the effects of social science on individuals and society, how to go about writing a research report. Along with examples of actual research, each chapter ends with a summary, a CheckPoint and exercises that encourage students to think more deeply about issues just covered.

Fundamentals
The Nature and Kinds of Research
The Nature of Science
The Ethics of Research
Making And Using Measurements
The Theory of Measurement
Issues in Measurement
Measuring and Using Correlations
Experimental Methods
Fundamental Ideas in Experimental Methods
The Control of Extraneous Variables
Quasi-Experimental Research
Dealing With Results
Statistical Decisions
The Research Report
Science as a Human Activity
Appendices
References
Glossary
Index

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