9780136011378

Exploring Research

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  • ISBN13:

    9780136011378

  • ISBN10:

    0136011373

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

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

Preface
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
References
Glossary
Index
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