9780495594918

Methods Toward A Science Of Behavior And Experience

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495594918

  • ISBN10:

    0495594911

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/27/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Professor Ray?s unique philosophy of science approach focuses on introducing you to the basics of science and the spirit that motivates many scientists, and helping you make the transition from outside observer of science to active participant. In meeting those goals, he has written a highly readable book that gives you a greater understanding of the techniques of science as well as the experience of doing science.

Table of Contents

What is Science?
Introduction to the Methods of Science
Developing the Hypothesis
Description of Behavior Through Numerical Representation
Inferential Statistics: Making Statistical Decisions
Testing the Hypothesis: A Conceptual Introduction
Control: The Keystone of the Experimental Method
Applying the Logic of Experimentation: Between-Subjects Designs
Extending the Logic of Experimentation: Within-Subjects and Matched-Subjects Approaches
The Ecology of the Experiment: The Scientist and Subject in Relation to Their Environment
Quasi-Experimental, Correlational, and Naturalistic Observation Designs
Single Subject Designs
Questionnaires
Survey Research and Sampling
Ethics
Sharing the Results
Beyond Method
Guidelines to Reduce Biased Language in Scientific Writing
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Article Manuscript
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