Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach

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Cengage Learning, Mar 17, 2008 - Mathematics - 448 pages
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RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS: A CRITICAL THINKING APPROACH, 3e, 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 draws you into the material, helping you overcome the initial apprehension you 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 you 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
28
Defining Measuring and Manipulating Variables
56
Descriptive Methods
78
Data Organization and Descriptive Statistics
103
Correlational Methods and Statistics
140
Hypothesis Testing and Inferential Statistics
163
The Logic of Experimental Design
202
QuasiExperimental and SingleCase Designs
316
APA Communication Guidelines
339
APA Sample Manuscript
357
Statistical Tables
374
Computational Formulas for ANOVAs
398
Answers to OddNumbered Chapter Exercises and All Review Exercises
400
References
414
Glossary
416

Inferential Statistics TwoGroup Designs
225
Experimental Designs with More Than Two Levels of an Independent Variable
256
Complex Experimental Designs
290

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About the author (2008)

Sherri L. Jackson is professor of psychology at Jacksonville University (JU), where she has taught since 1988. 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, and 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 RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS: A CRITICAL THINKING APPROACH, 4th Edition Wadsworth/Cengage, 2012) and RESEARCH METHODS: A MODULAR APPROACH, 2nd Edition (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2011).

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