Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (5th edition)

Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (5th edition)

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

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RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Fifth Edition, helps readers see how interesting and exciting experimental and nonexperimental research can be. Inviting and conversational, the book leads readers through the research process from start to finish. It begins 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 presentation emphasizes the decisions researchers must make at each stage of the process. The authors avoid a "cookbook" approach by linking terminology with applied concepts; their "lecture in a book" style makes the text accessible by emphasizing discussion and explanation of topics. Examples and content throughout the book reflect the most current APA guidelines.

About Author

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. 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.

Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction, Acquiring Knowledge, and the Scientific Method. 2. Research Ideas and Hypotheses. 3. Defining and Measuring Variables. 4. Ethics in Research. 5. Selecting Research Participants. 6. Research Strategies and Validity. 7. The Experimental Research Strategy. 8. Experimental Designs: Between-Subjects Design. 9. Experimental Designs: Within-Subjects Design. 10. The Nonexperimental and Quasi-Experimental Strategies: Nonequivalent Group, Pre-Post, and Developmental Designs. 11. Factorial Designs. 12. The Correlational Research Strategy. 13. The Descriptive Research Strategy. 14. Single-Subject Research Designs. 15. Statistical Evaluation of Data. 16. Writing an APA-Style Research Report. APPENDICES. A. Random Number Table and Instruction. B. Statistics Demonstrations and Statistical Tables. C. Instructions for Using SPSS. D. Sample APA-Style Research Report Manuscript for Publication. Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781305104136
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 656
  • ID: 9781305104136
  • weight: 1157
  • ISBN10: 1305104137
  • edition: 5th edition

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