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Research Methods

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ISBN-10: 0534556833

ISBN-13: 9780534556839

Edition: 2002

Authors: Laura Langston

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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/23/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

<p Laura Langston is the award-winning author of fifteen internationally acclaimed books for children and young adults. A former journalist with the CBC, Laura also writes non-fiction for such publications as <em Canadian Gardening</em magazine. When she's not writing, reading or walking her shetland sheepdog, she can be found in the garden or the kitchen. Laura lives with her family and assorted pets in Victoria, British Columbia. Visit <a href=""</a for more information.</p <p </p

Naturalistic Observation, Survey, and Correlation Researchp. 1
Naturalistic Observationp. 3
Introduction: Observing Behaviorp. 3
Target Article: Observing Territoriality in the Parking Lotp. 5
Implementing the Designp. 6
Materialsp. 6
Suggested Projectsp. 7
Referencesp. 10
Supplement: Sample Observation Sheetp. 13
Survey Researchp. 15
Introduction: Conducting a Surveyp. 15
Target Article: Grade Inflationp. 18
Implementing the Designp. 19
Materialsp. 19
Suggested Projectsp. 19
Referencesp. 21
Correlation Researchp. 23
Introduction: Finding Relationshipsp. 23
Target Article: The Relationship Between Pet Ownership and Healthp. 26
Implementing the Designp. 28
Materialsp. 28
Suggested Projectsp. 29
Referencesp. 31
Pet Attitude Scalep. 33
Additional Scalesp. 35
Experimental Designsp. 37
Two-Group Experimentsp. 39
Introduction: What Is an Experiment?p. 39
Target Article: The Stroop Effectp. 41
p. 41
p. 42
Implementing the Designp. 43
Materialsp. 43
Suggested Projectsp. 50
Referencesp. 52
One-Way Designs Ip. 55
Introduction: Experiments with More than Two Groups and One Independent Variablep. 55
Target Article: Gesture and Thoughtp. 57
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p. 58
Implementing the Designp. 58
Materialsp. 58
Suggested Projectsp. 59
Referencesp. 62
Supplement: Words and Definitions from Frick-Horbury and Guttentag (1998)p. 65
One-Way Designs IIp. 69
Introduction: Experiments with More than Two Groups and One Independent Variablep. 69
Target Article: Room Color and Moodp. 69
Implementing the Designp. 71
Materialsp. 71
Suggested Projectsp. 72
Referencesp. 74
Factorial Designs Ip. 75
Introduction: Experiments with Two or More Independent Variablesp. 75
Target Article: Mood and Perceptionp. 79
Implementing the Designp. 83
Materialsp. 83
Suggested Projectsp. 90
Referencesp. 92
Velten Mood Induction Statementsp. 95
The Brief Mood Introspection Scale (BMIS)p. 131
Factorial Designs IIp. 133
Introduction: Experiments with Two or More Independent Variablesp. 133
Target Article: In Search of a Gender Neutral Pronounp. 133
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p. 137
Implementing the Designp. 137
Materialsp. 137
Suggested Projectsp. 145
Referencesp. 146
Field Experimentsp. 147
Introduction: Field Experimentsp. 147
Target Article: The Pique Techniquep. 149
Implementing the Designp. 150
Materialsp. 150
Suggested Projectsp. 150
Referencesp. 151
Advanced Experimental Methodologyp. 153
Strong Inferencep. 155
Introduction: Falsification--"Incrementing by Exclusion"p. 155
Target Article: Obstacle Detection by the Blindp. 157
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p. 159
Implementing the Designp. 160
Materialsp. 160
Suggested Projectsp. 160
Referencesp. 162
Combining Correlation Research and Experimentsp. 163
Introduction: "Correlation Does Not Imply Causation"p. 163
Target Article: Combining Correlational and Experimental Approaches--Depression and Judged Controlp. 164
Finding a Correlation Between Depression and Judged Controlp. 164
An Experiment to Determine Causal Relationshipsp. 166
Implementing the Designp. 169
Materialsp. 169
Suggested Projectsp. 175
Referencesp. 176
Getting Approval from Institutional Review Boardsp. 179
Using the Analysis Softwarep. 189
Writing Results Sectionsp. 199
Presenting Your Workp. 209
Installing the Softwarep. 219
Indexp. 223
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