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Methods Toward a Science of Behavior and Experience

ISBN-10: 0534539513
ISBN-13: 9780534539511
Edition: 8th 2006
Authors: William J. Ray
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Book details

List price: $177.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/29/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980

Ray's unique philosophy of science approach focuses on two major goals: introducing students to the basics of science and to the spirit that motivates many scientists, and helping students make the transition from outside observer of science to active participant. In meeting those goals, he has written a highly readable book that students are able to learn from, and that offers them a greater understanding of the techniques of science as well as the experience of doing science.

William (Bill) J. Ray (PhD, Vanderbilt University) is a professor of psychology, director of the SCAN (Specialization in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience) Program, and previous director of the Clinical Psychology Program at Pennsylvania State University. A former Fellow in Medical Psychology at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, Ray has worked in a number of mental care hospitals and clinics where he developed an appreciation of the experiences of those with mental disorders. Focusing on approaching clinical research questions from a neuroscience perspective, Ray has used psychophysiological and brain imaging techniques such as EEG, MEG, DTI and fMRI to study emotionality, psychopathology, and individual differences. His work has been published in such influential journals as Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , Journal of Neuroscience , Psychophysiology , Physiological Reviews , Journal of Personality and Social Psychology , Developmental Psychology , Journal of Abnormal Psychology , Cognitive Brain Research , Biological Psychology , and Clinical Neurophysiology.

What is Science?
Introduction to the Methods of Science
Developing the Hypothesis
Description of Behavior Through Numerical Representation
Inferential Statistics: Making Statistical Decisions
Testing the Hypothesis: A Conceptual Introduction
Control: The Keystone of the Experimental Method
Applying the Logic of Experimentation: Between-Subjects Designs
Extending the Logic of Experimentation: Within-Subjects and Matched-Subjects Approaches
The Ecology of the Experiment: The Scientist and Subject in Relation to Their Environment
Quasi-Experimental, Correlational, and Naturalistic Observation Designs
Single Subject Designs
Questionnaires. Survey Research. And Sampling
Ethics
Sharing the Results
Beyond Method
Guidelines to Reduce Biased Language in Scientific Writing
Printed Article
Article Manuscript
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