Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

ISBN-10: 0495509787
ISBN-13: 9780495509783
Edition: 3rd 2009
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Description: Bestselling statistics author, Fredrick J. Gravetter, and co-author Lori-Ann B. Forzano have written a text for research methods that helps you see how interesting and exciting experimental and non-experimental research can be. Inviting and  More...

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Book details

List price: $273.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/28/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.750

Bestselling statistics author, Fredrick J. Gravetter, and co-author Lori-Ann B. Forzano have written a text for research methods that helps you see how interesting and exciting experimental and non-experimental research can be. Inviting and conversational, RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Third Edition, leads you through the research process from start to finish. 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 emphasizes discussion and explanation of topics. Each chapter ends with a set of exercises and activities.

Frederick J Gravetter is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York College. While teaching at Brockport, he specialized in statistics, research design, and cognitive psychology. Dr. Gravetter received his Bachelor's degree in mathematics from M.I.T. and his Ph.D. in psychology from Duke University. In addition to publishing several research articles, Dr. Gravetter is co-author of the best-selling STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 9th Edition, ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 8th Edition, and (with Lori-Ann B. Forzano) RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 5th Edition.

Introduction, Acquiring Knowledge, and the Scientific Method
Research Ideas
Defining and Measuring Variables
Ethics in Research
Selecting Research Participants
Research Strategies and Validity
The Experimental Research Strategy
Experimental Designs: Between-Subjects Designs
Experimental Designs: Within-Subjects Designs
Non-Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Strategies: Nonequivalent Group, Pre-Post, and Developmental Designs
Factorial Designs
Correlational Research Strategy
Descriptive Research Strategy
Single-Subject Experimental Designs
Statistical Evaluation of Data
Writing an APA Style Research Report
Random Number Table and Instructions
Statistics Demonstrations and Statistical Tables
SPSS Instructions
Sample Research Paper
Glossary
References
Index

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