Research Methods For The Behavioural Sciences,
1st Edition

Frederick J Gravetter, Lori-Ann B. Forzano, Tim Rakow

ISBN-13: 9781473774032 | ISBN-10: 1473774039

Copyright 2021

| Published 2021

| 656 pages

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The late Frederick J Gravetter was Professor Emeritus of Psychology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. While teaching at Brockport, Dr. Gravetter specialized in statistics, experimental design, and cognitive psychology. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from M.I.T. and his Ph.D. in psychology from Duke University. In addition to publishing several research articles, Dr. Gravetter co-authored Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences and Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences.

Lori-Ann B Forzano is Professor of Psychology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, where she regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods, statistics, learning, animal behaviour, and the psychology of eating. Her research examines impulsivity and self-control in adults and children and has been published in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Learning and Motivation and The Psychological Record. Dr. Forzano also co-authored Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences. She received her PhD in experimental psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Tim Rakow is Reader in Psychology at King’s College London. He has over 20 experience of supervising research and teaching research methods to psychology students. Dr Rakow uses a range of research strategies to examine human judgement and decision making. He has published over 50 research articles in more than 25 different academic journals, spanning the disciplines of psychology, health , medicine, decision science and behavioural economics. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Thinking & Reasoning.

  • Locally regionalized research and examples ensure this first international edition is relevant and relatable for students across Europe, South Africa and the Middle East.
  • New for this first EMEA edition, Open Science boxes highlight latest practices in the field to make research publicly available and promote transparency, increasing reliability and credibility of research.
  • Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter signpost what students will learn and are linked to end-of-section questions in Learning Checks which help test how well they have grasped the material.
  • Definitions are clearly signposted throughout the text ensuring students are familiar with key terminology.
  • This title is available with MindTap, a flexible online learning solution that provides your students with all the tools they need to succeed, including an interactive eReader, Mastery Training, video tutorials, Spotlight on Research questions and practice assessments, together with analytics to help you track their progress.
  • Organised according to the research process with a flow-chart of the process inside the book's front cover. Chapter overviews remind students of their current location in the research process framework.
  • A fully updated companion website is available for lecturers, including PowerPoint slides, a test bank and an Instructor’s Manual for each chapter.
  • Student-friendly approach includes an informal, conversational writing style that emphasizes discussion and explanation of topics.

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction, Acquiring Knowledge and the Scientific Method 
2. Research Ideas and Hypotheses
3. Defining and Measuring Variables
4. Ethics in Research
5. Selecting Research Participants
6.. Research Strategies and Validity
7 The Experimental Research Strategy
8. Experimental Designs: Between-Subjects Design
9. Experimental Designs: Within-Subjects Design
10. The Non-experimental and Quasi-Experimental Strategies
11. Factorial Designs
12. The Correlational Research Strategy
13. Modes and Methods of Measurement
14. Case Study and Single-Case Experimental Research Designs
15. Statistical Evaluation of Data
16. Writing an APA-Style Research Report

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Research Methods For The Behavioural Sciences

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