The 7th edition of Exploring Research provides an introduction to research methods in a friendly, approachable writing style. It explores the use of electronic sources (the Internet) as a means to enhance research skills; it includes discussions about scientific methods; and it incorporates the most common types of research models in the social and behavioral sciences, including qualitative methods. It provides coverage of the research process, problem selection, sampling and generalizability; a discussion of the measurement process provides a comprehensive resource for those seeking to further their research skills. It also describes how to collect and analyze data, and provides thorough instruction on how to prepare and write a research proposal and manuscript.
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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