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Research Methods, Design, and Analysis, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Larry B. Christensen, R. Burke Johnson, Lisa A. Turner

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 6, 2010

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This text presents a reader-friendly introduction to the basic principles of experimental psychological research.

 

Experimental Methodology is organized so that each chapter focuses on a specific step in the research process. This text provides instruction in experimental research as well as non-experimental approaches such as ex-post facto research, correlational research, and survey research.  Also included are qualitative research approaches such as ethnography and phenomenology. The current edition, while maintaining detailed coverage of the experimental method, has expanded coverage on nonexperimental methods as well as expanded coverage of data analysis.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION

 

CHAPTER 1    Introduction to Scientific Research

CHAPTER 2    Research Approaches and Methods of Data Collection

 

PART II: PLANNING THE RESEARCH STUDY

 

CHAPTER 3    Problem Identification and Hypothesis Formation

CHAPTER 4    Ethics

 

PART III: FOUNDATIONS OF RESEARCH

 

CHAPTER 5    Measuring Variables and Sampling

CHAPTER 6    Research Validity

 

PART IV: EXPERIMENTAL METHODS

 

CHAPTER 7    Control Techniques in Experimental Research

CHAPTER 8    Experimental Research Design

CHAPTER 9    Procedure for Conducting an Experiment

CHAPTER 10  Quasi-Experimental Designs

CHAPTER 11  Single-Case Research Designs

 

PART V: EXPLORATORY AND DESCRIPTIVE METHODS

 

CHAPTER 12  Survey Research

CHAPTER 13  Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research

 

PART VI: ANALYZING AND INTERPRETING DATA 

 

CHAPTER 14  Descriptive statistics

CHAPTER 15  Inferential statistics

 

 

PART VII: WRITING THE RESEARCH REPORT

 

CHAPTER 16  Writing an APA Style Research Report

 

APPENDIX A:  Answers to end of chapter multiple choice questions.

 

GLOSSARY

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