Research Design Explained

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-12
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Celebrated for its easy-to-grasp, user-oriented approach, this book puts research design into a practical context. Emphasizing that research must be internally valid, externally valid, and ethically conducted, Mitchell and Jolley show students how to use the theories of research methods, and give novices the practical advice they need to conduct successful research. Within this framework, the book encourages readers to value, create, and conduct ethical research projects. The authors introduce ethical issues in Chapter 1 and discuss ethics throughout the book.

Table of Contents

Psychology, Science, and You
Ethics and Validity: Can We Know, Should We Know, and Can We Afford Not to Know?
Generating and Refining Research Hypotheses
Reading, Reviewing, and Replicating Research
Measuring and Manipulating Variables: Reliability and Validity
Beyond Reliability and Validity: The Best Measure for Your Study
Introduction to Descriptive Methods and Correlational Research
Survey Research
Internal Validity
The Simple Experiment
Expanding the Simple Experiment: The Multiple-Group Experiment
Expanding the Experiment: Factorial Designs
Matched Pairs, Within-Subjects, and Mixed Designs
Single+n Designs and Quasi-Experiments
Putting It All Together: Writing Research Proposals and Reports
APA Format Checklist
Sample APA-Style Paper
Checklist for Evaluating a Study's Validity
Statistics and Random Numbers Table Web
Online Practical Tips for Conducting an Ethical and Valid Study Web
Online Introduction to Statistics
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