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Methods toward a science of behavior and experience

Author: William J Ray; Richard Ravizza
Publisher: Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ray, William J., 1945-
Methods toward a science of behavior and experience.
Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth, ©1985
(OCoLC)609304006
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Ray; Richard Ravizza
ISBN: 0534040411 9780534040413
OCLC Number: 11088913
Description: xviii, 414 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: What Is Science? --
Science as a Way of Knowing --
Tenacity --
Authority --
Reason --
Common Sense --
Science --
The Scientific Approach --
Early Approaches --
Studying Behavior and Experience --
Behavior: A Road into the Subjective Experience of Research Participants --
The People Who Perform Science --
Introduction to the Methods of Science --
Naturalistic Observation --
The Correlational Approach --
The Experimental Method --
Definitions in the Experimental Method --
Causation --
Exploratory Research --
Logic and Inference: The Detective Work of Science --
Validity --
Propositional Logic --
Scientific Observation: The Raw Data of Science --
Evaluating Scientific Research --
Communication in Science --
Developing the Hypothesis --
Making Our Hypotheses Concrete --
Making Our Hypotheses Logical --
The "I Wonder What Will Happen If" Hypothesis and Inductive Reasoning --
The "I Expect This Would Happen If" Hypothesis and Deductive Reasoning --
Strong Inference --
Creating Testable Research Hypotheses and the Problem of Measurement --
Ideas Come From Everywhere --
Intuition and Revelation --
The Scientist's Guide to Having an Idea --
Tools for Library Research --
Journals --
Computer Databases --
The Internet --
Description of Behavior Through Numerical Representation --
Measurement --
Scales of Measurement --
Nominal Measurement --
Ordinal Measurement --
Interval Measurement --
Ratio Measurement --
Identifying Scales of Measurement --
Measurement and Statistics --
Pictorial Description of Frequency Information.
Responsibility: William J. Ray, Richard Ravizza.

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