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This is the 3rd edition with a publication date of 7/1/1996.
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The 6th edition of "Exploring Research" provides an introduction to research methods in a friendly, approachable writing style. It explores the use of electronic sources (the Internet) as a means to enhance research skills; it includes discussions about scientific methods; and it incorporates the most common types of research models in the social and behavioral sciences, including qualitative methods. It provides coverage of the research process, problem selection, sampling and generalizability; a discussion of the measurement process provides a comprehensive resource for those seeking to further their research skills. It also describes how to collect and analyze data, and provides thorough instruction on how to prepare and write a research proposal and manuscript. Principles of data analysis are exemplified using SPSS 13.x. An excellent handbook for those in the social, behavioral, and health science fields.
Table of Contents
|The Role and Importance of Research||p. 1|
|The Research Process: Coming to Terms||p. 21|
|Selecting a Problem and Reviewing the Research||p. 39|
|Sampling and Generalizability||p. 85|
|Measurement, Reliability, and Validity||p. 101|
|Methods of Measuring Behavior||p. 125|
|Data Collection and Descriptive Statistics||p. 147|
|Introducing Inferential Statistics||p. 167|
|Nonexperimental Research: Descriptive and Correlational Methods||p. 187|
|Nonexperimental Research: Qualitative Methods||p. 207|
|Pre- and True Experimental Research Methods||p. 223|
|Quasi-Experimental Research: A Close Cousin to Experimental Research||p. 239|
|Writing a Research Proposal||p. 247|
|Writing A Research Manuscript||p. 259|
|An Introduction to SPSS 11.x||p. CW|
|Sample Data Set||p. 283|
|Answers to Exercises||p. 289|
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