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Fundamentals of Behavioral Research

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ISBN-10: 0534630693

ISBN-13: 9780534630690

Edition: 2005

Authors: William J. Lammers, Pietro Badia

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Offering a very easy-to-follow and practical approach for students who are learning to conduct their own research projects, this engaging text is designed to help students not only master the concepts of the course, but also become critical consumers of everyday research-related information. The authors provide numerous examples from the real world (as well as from many different areas of psychology), actual media reports with critical thinking questions, and case studies that provide insight into how a researcher "thinks through" issues of research design. The wide range of applications involves students and helps them understand how the research tools used in psychological research help…    
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Book details

List price: $212.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/16/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Overview of Behavioral Research
Ethical Principles of Research
Fundamentals of the Scientific Approach
Developing Research Questions: Hypotheses and Variables
Methods of Data Collection
Sampling Techniques
Sources of Extraneous Variability
Using Experimental Control to Reduce Extraneous Variability
Experimental Design: Statistical Analysis of Data
Experimental Design: One-way Independent Samples Design
Experimental Design: One-way Correlated Samples Design
Experimental Design: Multiple Independent Variables
Experimental Designs: Single-Subject Designs and Time-Series Designs
Non-experimental Research Designs: Correlational Design, Ex Post Facto Design, Naturalistic, Observation, and Qualitative Research
Fundamentals of Disseminating Research
Summary of Behavioral Research
Statistical Tables
Sample Research Report
Sample Research Proposal