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The 7th edition ofExploring Researchprovides 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. An excellent handbook for those in the social, behavioral, and health science fields.
Table of Contents
|The Role and Importance of Research|
|The Research Process: Coming to Terms|
|Selecting a Problem and Reviewing the Research|
|Ethics: The Basic Principles|
|Sampling and Generalizability|
|Measurement, Reliability, and Validity|
|Methods of Measuring Behavior|
|Data Collection and Descriptive Statistics|
|Introducing Inferential Statistics|
|Nonexperimental Research: Descriptive and Correlational Methods|
|Nonexperimental Research: Qualitative Methods|
|Pre- and True Experimental Research Methods|
|Quasi-Experimental Research: A Close Cousin to Experimental Research|
|Writing a Research Proposal|
|Writing A Research Manuscript|
|An Introduction to SPSS 16.x|
|Sample Data Set|
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