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Exploring Research, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

By Neil J. Salkind

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 23, 2011

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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

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Preface                                                                                                                        

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                                                                             

References                                                                                                                  

Glossary                                                                                                                      

Index                   

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$58.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-20273-7