Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach

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Cengage Learning, Mar 3, 2011 - Mathematics - 528 pages
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RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS: A CRITICAL THINKING APPROACH, 4e, successfully illustrates the integration between statistics and research methods by demonstrating the ways to use statistics in analyzing data collected during research. Jackson’s combined text adopts an inviting narrative style that speaks directly to students and draws them into the material, helping them overcome the initial apprehension they may feel at having to learn both subject areas at once. She incorporates a student-friendly critical-thinking approach and presents examples and exercises to which students can relate. Jackson focuses on the logic of the process and the methodology aspect of research.
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Contents

Thinking Like a Scientist
1
Getting Started Ideas Resources and Ethics ...
29
Defining Measuring and Manipulating Variables ...
57
Descriptive Methods
79
Data Organization and Descriptive Statistics ...
109
Correlational Methods and Statistics
147
Probability and Hypothesis Testing
171
Introduction to Inferential Statistics
196
QuasiExperimental and SingleCase Designs ...
341
APA Communication Guidelines
364
APA Sample Manuscript
383
Statistical Tables
399
Computatinoal Formulas for ANOVAs
423
Answers to OddNumbered Chapter Exercises and All Review Exercises
425
Excel SPSS and TI84 Exercises
440
References
495

The Logic of Experimental Design
225
Inferential Statistics TwoGroup Designs ...
248
Experimental Designs with More Than Two Levels of an Independent Variable ...
280
Complex Experimental Designs
314
Glossary
498
Index
505
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Sherri L. Jackson is professor of psychology at Jacksonville University (JU), where she has taught since 1988 and currently serves as Chair of the Division of Social Sciences. At JU, she has won Excellence in Scholarship (2003), University Service (2004), and Teaching (2009) awards, the university-wide Professor of the Year Award in 2004, the Woman of the Year Award in 2005, and the Institutional Excellence Award in 2007. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in cognitive/experimental psychology from the University of Florida. Her research interests include human reasoning and the teaching of psychology. She has published numerous articles in both areas. In 1997, she received a research grant from the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (APA Division 2) to develop A Compendium of Introductory Psychology Textbooks 1997-2000. She is also the author of STATISTICS PLAIN AND SIMPLE, 3rd Edition (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2014), RESEARCH METHODS: A MODULAR APPROACH, 3rd Edition (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2015) and A CONCISE GUIDE TO STATISTICAL ANALYSES USING EXCEL, SPSS, AND THE TI-84 CALCULATOR (Cengage, 2013).

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