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Foundations of Behavioral Research, (3rd Edition, Revised),

Fred N. Kerlinger,

Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., American Problem Series, New York, NY, 1973
ISBN 10: 0030854628 / ISBN 13: 9780030854620
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Title: Foundations of Behavioral Research, (3rd ...

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., American Problem Series, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hard Cover/Good/Minor Edge Wea

Book Condition: As New/Very Good/Unused

Edition: 3rd Edition, Revised, Hard Cover,


This is a Very Good, Unused, Copy aside from a former owner's signature and name stamp on the ffp this copy is in virtually mint condition. An excellent copy--clean with a very tiny slight abrasion at the bottom of the cover's spine. This is a Very Good Copy of an often under-rated text because it was--when first published--somewhat groundbreaking. Kerlinger took social scientists in the world of empirical research where a few equations and some knowledge of set-theory was absolutely essential. The book is beautifully structured and remains one of the finest ever published in the field of behavioural analysis and empirical social science research. It remains a Classic in the field of behavioural research in the Social Sciences. Bookseller Inventory # 002764

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Synopsis: First published in 1964, this text has set the standard for other texts in the field of behavioral research methodology. It emphasises the fundamentals of understanding how to solve a scientific research problem, focusing upon the relationship between the research problems and the design of the research. This edition has more examples from psychology, sociology, and education than the previous edition and places a greater emphasis on multivariate approaches and methods.

Review: Part I: The Language and Approach of Science. 1. Science and the Scientific Approach. 2. Problems and Hypotheses. 3. Constructs, Variables, and Definitions. Part II: Sets, Relations, And Variance. 4. Sets. 5. Relations. 6. Variance and Covariance. Part III: Probability, Randomness, And Sampling. 7. Probability. 8. Sampling and Randomness. Part IV: Analysis, Interpretation, Statistics, And Inference. 9. Principles of Analysis and Interpretation. 10. The Analysis of Frequencies. 11. Statistics: Purpose, Approach, Method. 12. Testing Hypotheses and the Standard Error. Part V: Analysis Of Variance. 13. Analysis of Variance: Foundations. 14. Factorial Analysis of Variance. 15. Analysis of Variance: Correlated Groups. 16. Nonparametric Analysis of Variance and Related Statistics. Part VI: Designs of Research. 17. Ethical Considerations in Conducting Behavioral Science Research. 18. Research Design: Purpose and Principles. 19. Inadequate Designs and Design Criteria. 20. General Designs of Research. 21. Research Design Applications: Randomized Groups and Correlated Groups. Part VII: Types of Research. 22. Quasi-Experimental and N = 1 Designs of Research. 23. Nonexperimental Research. 24. Laboratory Experiments, Field Experiments, and Field Studies. 25. Survey Research. Part VIII: Measurement. 26. Foundations of Measurement. 27. Reliability. 28. Validity. Part IX: Methods and Observations and Data Collection. 29. Interviews and Interview Schedules. 30. Objective Tests and Scales. 31. Observations of Behavior and Sociometry. Part X: Multivariate Approaches. 32. Multiple Regression Analysis: Foundations. 33. Multiple Regression, Analysis of Variance, and Other Multivariate Methods. 34. Factor Analysis. 35. Analysis of Covariance Structures. Appendixes: A. Guide for Writing Research Reports. B: Statistical Tables.

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