Exploring Research

Paperback | July 6, 2011

byNeil J. Salkind

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Presents the basics of research in the social and behavioral sciences in an informative and student-friendly way. 

 

Salkind’s Exploring Research, 8th edition makes research methods accessible for students.

 

Exploring Research provides an introduction to research methods through a friendly, approachable writing style. Salkind describes how to collect and analyze data and provides thorough instruction on how to prepare and write a research proposal and manuscript.  The text explores the use of electronic sources (the Internet) as a means to enhance research skills and includes discussions about scientific methods.  The most common types of research models in the social and behavioral sciences are incorporated, including qualitative methods. Salkind covers the research process, problem selection, sampling and generalizability, as well as a discussion of the measurement process .  

 

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Presents the basics of research in the social and behavioral sciences in an informative and student-friendly way.    Salkind’s Exploring Research, 8th edition makes research methods accessible for students.   Exploring Research provides an introduction to research methods through a friendly, approachable writing style. Salk...

Neil J. Salkind received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in Human Development, and after teaching for 35 years at the University of Kansas, he remains as a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education where he continues to collaborate with colleagues and work with students. His early interests ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 10.9 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:July 6, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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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