Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (4th Revised edition)

Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (4th Revised edition)

By: Frederick J. Gravetter (author), Lori-Ann B. Forzano (author)Paperback

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Bestselling statistics author, Fredrick J. Gravetter, and co-author Lori-Ann B. Forzano have written a text for research methods that helps you see how interesting and exciting experimental and non-experimental research can be. Inviting and conversational, RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, International Edition, leads you through the research process from start to finish. The text opens with tips and strategies for generating research ideas, moves to selecting measures and participants, and then offers an examination of research strategy and design. This step-by-step approach emphasizes the decisions researchers must make at each stage of the process. The authors avoid a "cookbook" approach to the facts by linking terminology with applied concepts; their "lecture in a book" style emphasizes discussion and explanation of topics. Each chapter ends with a set of exercises and activities.

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Lori-Ann B. Forzano is Professor of Psychology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, where she regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods, learning, the psychology of eating, and statistics. She earned a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she also received her B.S. in psychology. Dr. Forzano's research examines impulsivity and self-control in adults and children. Her research has been published in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Learning and Motivation, and The Psychological Record. Dr. Forzano has also co-authored RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 5th Edition. Frederick J Gravetter is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. While teaching at Brockport, he specialized in statistics, research design, and cognitive psychology. Dr. Gravetter received his Bachelor's degree in mathematics from M.I.T. and his Ph.D. in psychology from Duke University. In addition to publishing several research articles, Dr. Gravetter is co-author of the best-selling STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 10th Edition, ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 9th Edition, and RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 5th Edition.

Contents

1. Methods for Acquiring Knowledge. 2. Finding Research Ideas. 3. Research Ethics. 4. Measuring Variables. 5. Sampling Techniques. 6. Approaches to Research: Internal and External Validity. 7. Descriptive Research. 8. The Correlational Research Strategy. 9. True Experiments. 10. The Between-Subjects Experimental Design. 11. The Within-Subjects Experimental Design. 12. The Nonexperimental and Quasi-Experimental Research Strategies. 13. Factorial Designs. 14. Statistical Analyses. 15. Single-Subject Research Designs. 16. An Introduction to APA-Style Research Reports.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/01/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781111342265
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 640
  • ID: 9781111342265
  • weight: 942
  • ISBN10: 1111342261
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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