9780470458037

Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470458037

  • ISBN10:

    0470458038

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

This book integrates research methods and the interpretation of statistics in a comprehensive yet easy to understand format. Technical information is provided so instructors can show students what is "under the hood" of the techniques being used, with a focus on the application of statistical methods and designing and conducting meaningful research. In addition, it broadly represents the behavioral and social sciences, rather than being overly specific to a particular discipline.

Author Biography

Bart L. Weathington, PhD, is a UC Foundation Associate Professor of Psychology at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is an industrial-organizational and sport psychology researcher, teacher, and consultant on applied psychological issues.

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
Sampling
Creating and Using Tests, Surveys, and Objective Measures
A Model for Research Design
Correlational Research
Between-Subjects Designs
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
Qualitative Research
Statistics Behind The Research or What Was I Supposed to Remember from My Statistics Class Anyway?
Statistical Tables
Answers to Knowledge Check Questions
References
Index
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