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Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

Third Edition (Updated Edition)


July 2022 | 616 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Updated Third Edition has been fully revised for the seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2020), both in the APA style sections within content and the references. The language within the text has been updated to be as inclusive as possible regarding all aspects of identity. The APA sections on style, paper preparation, and ethics have been updated and the text itself has been formatted in the 7th edition style to better reflect the latest style guidance. 

Both comprehensive and clear, Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences, Third Edition author Gregory J. Privitera employs a problem-focused approach to introduce research methods. A conversational writing tone speaks to learners directly, empowering students to view research methods as something they are capable of understanding and applying. Within each chapter, students draw conclusions by following the scientific process. To do enable this, Privitera fully integrates the research methods decision tree—from choosing a research design to choosing an appropriate statistic—to encourage students to select the most appropriate methodology for the research question they're seeking to answer. Greg Privitera covers the full scope of methodologies from non-experimental to quasi-experimental to experimental in a straightforward, unbiased manner.
 
About the Author
 
Acknowledgments
 
Preface
 
To the Student—How to Use SPSS With This Book
 
SECTION I • SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY
 
Chapter 1 • Introduction to Scientific Thinking
 
Chapter 2 • Generating Testable Ideas
 
Chapter 3 • Research Ethics
 
SECTION II • DEFINING AND MEASURING VARIABLES, SELECTING SAMPLES, AND CHOOSING AN APPROPRIATE RESEARCH DESIGN
 
Chapter 4 • Identifying Scientific Variables
 
Chapter 5 • Sampling From Populations
 
Chapter 6 • Choosing a Research Design
 
SECTION III • NONEXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH DESIGNS
 
Chapter 7 • Naturalistic, Qualitative, and Existing Data Research Designs
 
Chapter 8 • Survey and Correlational Research Designs
 
SECTION IV • QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH DESIGNS
 
Chapter 9 • Quasi-Experimental and Single-Case Experimental Designs
 
Chapter 10 • Between-Subjects Experimental Designs
 
Chapter 11 • Within-Subjects Experimental Designs
 
Chapter 12 • Factorial Experimental Designs
 
SECTION V • ANALYZING, INTERPRETING, AND COMMUNICATING RESEARCH DATA
 
Chapter 13 • Analysis and Interpretation: Exposition of Data
 
Chapter 14 • Analysis and Interpretation: Making Decisions About Data
 
Chapter 15 • Communicating Research: Preparing Manuscripts, Posters, and Talks
 
Appendix A: APA-Style Writing, Sample Manuscript, and Posters
 
Appendix B: Instructions for Randomizing and Counterbalancing
 
Appendix C: SPSS General Instructions Guide and Statistical Tables
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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