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Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences by
Call Number: BF76.5 .G73 2012 (USG Course Reserves)
Publication Date: 2011 - 4th edition
Inviting and conversational, this text leads students through the research process from start to finish. It opens with tips and strategies for generating research ideas, moves to selecting measures and participants, and then offers an examination of research strategy and design. This step-by-step approach emphasizes the decisions researchers must make at each stage of the process. The authors avoid a "cookbook" approach to the facts by linking terminology with applied concepts; their "lecture in a book" style makes the text accessible to students by emphasizing discussion and explanation of topics. Each chapter ends with a set of student exercises and activities. Examples and content throughout the book reflect the most current APA guidelines.
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences by
Call Number: BF39 .G72 2013 (USG)
Publication Date: 2012 - 9th edition
This text offers straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and real-world examples. The goal is to not only teach the methods of statistics, but also to convey the basic principles of objectivity & logic that are essential for science and valuable in everyday life. The authors help students understand statistical procedures through a conceptual context that explains why the procedures were developed and when they should be used. Students have opportunities to practice statistical techniques through learning checks, examples, step-by-step demonstrations, and problems.
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