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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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