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Research methods for the behavioral and social sciences

Author: Bart L Weathington; Christopher J L Cunningham; David J Pittenger
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bart L Weathington; Christopher J L Cunningham; David J Pittenger
ISBN: 9780470458037 0470458038
OCLC Number: 458889570
Description: xix, 647 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I Overview of the Research Process. Research and the Social Sciences ; Ethics and Research ; The Foundations of Research ; An Overview of Empirical Methods. --
Part II Nuts and Bolts of Research. Writing the Research Report ; Reviewing the Literature and Forming Hypotheses ; Sampling: The First Steps in Research ; Creating and Using Assessments, Surveys, and Objective Measures ; A Model for Research Design. --
Part III Common Research Designs. Correlational Research ; Between-Subjects Designs ; Single-Variable Between-Subjects Research ; Between-Subjects Factorial Designs ; Correlated-Groups Designs. --
Part IV Special Research Designs. Single-Participant Experiments, Longitudinal Studies, and Quasi-Experimental Designs ; Research with Categorical Data ; Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research.
Responsibility: by Bart L. Weathington, Christopher J.L. Cunningham, David J. Pittenger.

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This book integrates research methods and the interpretation of statistics in a comprehensive yet easy to understand format.  Read more...

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