Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Product Number: EB00744217
Released: Nov 20, 2018
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ISBN: #9781119470076
Publisher: Wiley
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Description

A comprehensive introduction to research methods and best practices for designing,conducting, interpreting, and reporting findings This text is designed to develop in students a passion for conducting research and an understanding of the practical value of systematic information- gathering and decision-making. It features step-by-step coverage of the research process including research design, statistical considerations, and guidance on writing up and presenting results. Recognized leaders in the field-authors Bart Weathington, Christopher Cunningham, and David Pittenger-present: - Introductions to multiple research designs-including single-participant, multi-group, longitudinal, correlational, and experimental designs-accompanied by examples - Bibliographic research and methods for appropriate sampling - Identifying, developing, and evaluating reliable and valid approaches to measurement - The issues and steps common to all single-factor and multifactor studies, as well as single-subject and nonexperimental methods - How to summarize research in writing that conforms to the editorial guidelines of the American Psychological Association A comprehensive review of research methods and the statistical concepts that support them, Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences offers the best techniques for studying behavior and social phenomena.

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Original Publish Date: Sep 13, 2017

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