Exploring Research (6th Edition)

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 The 6th edition of Exploring Research provides an introduction to research methods in a friendly, approachable writing style. It explores the use of electronic sources (the Internet) as a means to enhance research skills; it includes discussions about scientific methods; and it incorporates the most common types of research models in the social and behavioral sciences, including qualitative methods. It provides coverage of the research process, problem selection, sampling and generalizability; a discussion of the measurement process provides a comprehensive resource for those seeking to further their research skills. It also describes how to collect and analyze data, and provides thorough instruction on how to prepare and write a research proposal and manuscript. Principles of data analysis are exemplified using SPSS 13.x. An excellent handbook for those in the social, behavioral, and health science fields.

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This text provides students with a basic introduction to research methods in the social and behavioral sciences that is easy to read, understand and use.

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The fifth edition of Exploring Research provides an introduction to research methods in a friendly, approachable writing style. The book explores the use of electronic sources as means to enhance research skills, includes discussions about scientific methods, and the most common types of research in the social and behavioral sciences. Coverage of the research process, problem selection, sampling and generalizability, and the measurement process provides an exhaustive resource for readers seeking to further their research skills. The book also describes how to collect and analyze data, and provides thorough instruction on how to prepare and write a research proposal and manuscript. Principles of data analysis are exemplified using the SR latest version of SPSS. The volume addresses the role and importance of research, the research process, sampling and generalizability, measurement, reliability, and validity, methods of measuring behavior, data collection and descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, nonexperimental research methods, quasi-experimental research methods and writing a research proposal and manuscript. For individuals in business, social work, political science, education and psychology fields that require research.

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