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Evaluating Research Proposals A Guide for the Behavioral Sciences

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ISBN-10: 0133485668

ISBN-13: 9780133485660

Edition: 1st 1996

Authors: Joel Robert Davitz, Lois Leiderman Davitz

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Appropriate as a supplementary text for any undergraduate course involving Behavioral Science Research where students are planning their first independent research studies or projects. It is also useful for advanced investigators at the graduate level who need to translate basic principles into a concrete research study or project. This unique supplemental text leads the student investigator through every aspect of preparing a research or project plan through the use of a series of questions and explanatory comments. The Guide provides systematic ways for the student to translate general research principles into a concrete research plan. It also includes a discussion on how to write an actual research proposal.
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Book details

List price: $49.60
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/25/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 6.05" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Introduction
Criteria for Evaluating a Research Plan
A Central Theme
The Central Theme Within a Context
Simplicity, Clarity, and Parsimony
Logical Consistency
Researchable Questions and Hypotheses
Specificity of Questions and Operational Definitions
Hypothesis Testing, Hypothesis Generating, and Descriptive Research
Meaningful Questions and Hypotheses
Strategy of the Investigation
Logic and Validity of Research Procedures
Practical Limits and Realistic Considerations
The Population and the Sample
Sample Size
Sampling Procedures
Appropriateness of Sample and Population
Ethical Considerations
Potency and Validity of Experimental Input
Specificity of Methods and Operational Definitions
Controls in the Research Procedure
Opportunities for Discovery
Appropriateness of Experimental Design
Reliability and Precision of Measurement
Validity and Choice of Measures
Appropriateness of Statistical Description and Analysis
Interpretation of Results
Pilot Studies
The Language of Research: Definitions and Applications
Appendix: A Note on the Preparation of a Research Proposal
References