Salkind’s Exploring Research, 8th edition makes research methods accessible for students.
Exploring Research provides an introduction to research methods through a friendly, approachable writing style. Salkind describes how to collect and analyze data and provides thorough instruction on how to prepare and write a research proposal and manuscript. The text explores the use of electronic sources (the Internet) as a means to enhance research skills and includes discussions about scientific methods. The most common types of research models in the social and behavioral sciences are incorporated, including qualitative methods. Salkind covers the research process, problem selection, sampling and generalizability, as well as a discussion of the measurement process .
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Table of Contents
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BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: The Role and Importance of Research
Chapter 2: The Research Process: Coming to Terms
Chapter 3A: Selecting a Problem and Reviewing the Research
Chapter 3B: Ethics: The Basic Principles
Chapter 4: Sampling and Generalizability
Chapter 5: Measurement, Reliability, and Validity
Chapter 6: Methods of Measuring Behavior
Chapter 7: Data Collection and Descriptive Statistics
Chapter 8: Introducing Inferential Statistics
Chapter 9: Nonexperimental Research: Descriptive and Correlational Methods
Chapter 10: Nonexperimental Research: Qualitative Methods
Chapter 11: Pre- and True Experimental Research Methods
Chapter 12: Quasi-Experimental Research: A Close Cousin to Experimental Research
Chapter 13: Writing a Research Proposal
Chapter 14: Writing A Research Manuscript
Appendix A: An Introduction to SPSS 16.x
Appendix B: Sample Data Set
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