Research Methods: A Process of Inquiry (with Website Access)

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Research Methods: A Process of Inquiry, 6/e This comprehensive text and companion website explore the entire range of research methodologies in psychology, using a programmatic approach to introduce topics and sequentially build on earlier presentations. Included are unique decision-tree flowcharts that lead students through the basic research designs to the choice of appropriate statistical procedures. Emphasizing research concepts rather than cookbook-like strategies, and using clearly written explanations and examples drawn from all areas of psychology, the Graziano/Raulin textbook, Research Methods: A Process of Inquiry, 6 th EDITION, and website help students develop a sophisticated understanding of scientific research. In addition, because it is so important to teach students ethical sensitivity and skills, nearly every chapter deals with some aspects of research ethics, keeping the issues visible throughout the text. The companion website features an Interactive Study Guide and Lab Manual, several tutorials (using web browsers, statistical analysis, library research, and APA writing style), expanded discussion of nearly two dozen topics, historical coverage, and research examples drawn from the literature. The website also includes theoretical coverage of statistical concepts for those instructors who want to integrate the teaching of research and statistics. For more information, visit http://www.ablongman.com/graziano6e

Table of Contents

Curiosity, Creativity, and Commitment Using the Resources of this Text
Exploring the Student Resource Website
Using SPSS for Windows Science
Science Is a Way of Thinking
Asking Questions
Science and Art
(Historical Lesson: The three princes of Serendip)
(Historical Lesson: Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace)
Acquiring Knowledge
(Historical Lesson: Leonardo da Vinci)
Emergence of Science
Early Civilization
Greek Science
Medieval Science
The Scientific Revolution
Ethical Concerns Psychology
The History of Psychology
Gestalt Psychology
Humanistic Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Women and Minorities in Psychology
Modern Psychology
The Science of Psychology
(Cost of Neglect: Science and Pseudoscience)
Putting It into Practice
Chapter Summary Exercises
Research Is a Process of Inquiry The Scientific Process
Basic Assumptions of Science
Observation and Inference: Facts and Constructs
Inductive and Deductive Thinking Models and Theories in Science
(Historical Lesson: The Wright Brothers as Scientists)
A Model of the Research Process
Phases of Research
Idea-Generating Phase
Problem-Definition Phase
Procedures-Design Phase
Observation Phase
Data-Analysis Phase
Interpretation Phase
Communication Phase
Levels of Constraint
Naturalistic Observation
Case-Study Research
Correlational Research
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