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Research methods for the behavioral sciences

Author: Charles Stangor
Publisher: Australia ; Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Cengage Learning, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This book offers comprehensive coverage of both experimental and non-experimental methods. The author provides succinct explanations for a full range of methods, including descriptive, correlational, experimental, and quasi-experimental research designs. Practical tips and applications integrated throughout the book allow users to make real-world connections that encourage them to master the material.--Publisher's  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Stangor
ISBN: 9780840031976 0840031971 9780840032461 0840032463
OCLC Number: 432984666
Description: xxi, 442 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Getting started --
Introduction to research --
Developing the research hypotheses --
Ethics in research --
Measuring and describing --
Measures --
Reliability and validity --
Surveys and sampling --
Naturalistic methods --
Testing research hypotheses --
Hypothesis testing and inferential statistics --
Correlational research designs --
Experimental research: one-way designs --
Designing and interpreting research --
Experimental research: factorial designs --
Experimental control and internal validity --
External validity --
Quasi-experimental research designs.
Responsibility: Charles Stangor.
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1. Introduction to Research. Behavioral Research. Everyday Science Versus Empirical Research. Relying on Our Intuition. Discovering the Limitations of Using Intuition. The Scientific Method. Values Read more...

 
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