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Methods for Behavioral Research : a Systematic Approach.

Author: Paul David D Cherulnik
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2001.
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This core textbook introduces psychology students to research methods. The author's principal goal is to present methods in a way that will lend coherence to the material. He does this by providing a meaningful framework based around Campbell and Stanley's "threats to validity" and by organizing the book around the phases of the research process. In addition, in his approach and via boxed features, the author  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul David D Cherulnik
ISBN: 9781452267197 1452267197
OCLC Number: 809772511
Description: 1 online resource (497 pages)
Contents: An Overview of the Research ProcessFormulating the Research HypothesisSpecifying the Research Variables I Operational Definition and MeasurementSpecifying the Research Variables II Artifacts and Construct ValidityArranging the Comparisons I An Introduction to Research DesignArranging the Comparisons II Designs for Psychological ResearchArranging the Comparisons III Evaluating Research DesignsBuilding Models of Multiple Causes and EffectsCollecting the DataAnalyzing the DataThe Researcher's Responsibilities as Scientist, Colleague and Citizen

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This core textbook introduces psychology students to research methods. The author's principal goal is to present methods in a way that will lend coherence to the material. He does this by providing a meaningful framework based around Campbell and Stanley's "threats to validity" and by organizing the book around the phases of the research process. In addition, in his approach and via boxed features, the author encourages and models a process of critical thinking for students.

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