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Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciencesby Bart L. Weathington (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ); Christopher J. L. Cunningham (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ); David J. Pittenger (Marshall University )
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Christopher J. L. Cunningham, PhD, is a UC Foundation Assistant Professor of Psychology at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is actively engaged in industrial-organizational and occupational health psychology research, teaching, and consulting.
David J. Pittenger, PhD, is Dean of the¿College of¿Liberal Arts¿at Marshall University. His primary research interests and publications focus on the partial reinforcement extinction effect, psychometric properties of personality inventories, the coping strategies of caregivers, and ethical issues related to the behavioral sciences.
Table of Contents
|Overview of the Research Process|
|Research and the Social Sciences|
|Ethics and Research|
|The Foundations of Research|
|An Overview of Empirical Methods|
|Writing the Research Report|
|Reviewing the Literature & Forming Hypotheses|
|Creating and Using Tests, Surveys, and Objective Measures|
|A Model for Research Design|
|Single Variable Between Subjects Research|
|Between Subjects Factorial Designs|
|Correlated Groups Designs|
|Single-participant Experiments, Longitudinal Studies, and Quasi Experimental Designs|
|Research with Categorical Data|
|Statistics Behind The Research or What Was I Supposed to Remember from My Statistics Class Anyway?|
|Answers to Knowledge Check Questions|
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