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Methods for Behavioral Research

Methods for Behavioral Research
A Systematic Approach

August 2001 | 576 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Providing both a theoretical understanding of research issues and a nuts-and-bolts guide, this book presents the critical issues in psychological research in a clear and easy-to-read manner.

Presented within the critical context of validity and reliability the author addresses all the steps of the research process: from formulating a hypothesis, to specifying variables, to creating a research design, to collecting and analyzing data, to drawing conclusions, to reporting the results.

An Overview of the Research Process
Formulating the Research Hypothesis
Specifying the Research Variables I
Operational Definition and Measurement

Specifying the Research Variables II
Artifacts and Construct Validity

Arranging the Comparisons I
An Introduction to Research Design

Arranging the Comparisons II
Designs for Psychological Research

Arranging the Comparisons III
Evaluating Research Designs

Building Models of Multiple Causes and Effects
Collecting the Data
Analyzing the Data
The Researcher's Responsibilities as Scientist, Colleague and Citizen

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