Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
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Description: A comprehensive introduction to research methods and best practices for designing,conducting, interpreting, and reporting findingsThis text is designed to develop in students a passion for conducting research and an understanding of the practical value of systematic information- gathering and decision-making. It features step-by-step coverage of the research process including research design, statistical considerations, and guidance on writing up and presenting results.Recognized leaders in the field-authors Bart Weathington, Christopher Cunningham, and David Pittenger-present:Introductions to multiple research designs-including single-participant, multi-group, longitudinal, correlational, and experimental designs-accompanied by examplesBibliographic research and methods for appropriate samplingIdentifying, developing, and evaluating reliable and valid approaches to measurementThe issues and steps common to all single-factor and multifactor studies, as well as single-subject and nonexperimental methodsHow to summarize research in writing that conforms to the editorial guidelines of the American Psychological AssociationA comprehensive review of research methods and the statistical concepts that support them, Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences offers the best techniques for studying behavior and social phenomena.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $185.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/7/2010
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
|Overview of the Research Process|
|Research and the Social Sciences|
|Ethics and Research|
|The Foundations of Research|
|An Overview of Empirical Methods|
|Writing the Research Report|
|Reviewing the Literature & Forming Hypotheses|
|Creating and Using Tests, Surveys, and Objective Measures|
|A Model for Research Design|
|Single Variable Between Subjects Research|
|Between Subjects Factorial Designs|
|Correlated Groups Designs|
|Single-participant Experiments, Longitudinal Studies, and Quasi Experimental Designs|
|Research with Categorical Data|
|Statistics Behind The Research or What Was I Supposed to Remember from My Statistics Class Anyway?|
|Answers to Knowledge Check Questions|