This book is a very practical yet interesting guide to the research process at the postgraduate level. Written for the master's degree student in education, psychology, and allied fields, it may also be used in doctoral programs such as clinical psychology where research is not emphasized but a dissertation is required. One of the features which makes Ten Steps unique among research texts is the use of student research throughout the book. An up-to-date description of how computers have affected the research process as well as detailed instructions, allow a computer novice to become a competent data analyst without additional computer books. Includes a series of 10 steps detailing all phases of the research process, specific examples of quantitative analyses with precise instructions in the use of SPSS, the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, as well as original research by the author on topics such as early childhood, sexual and religious attitudes and behaviors.