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Research Methods

From Theory to Practice

First Edition

Ben Gorvine, Karl Rosengren, Lisa Stein, and Kevin Biolsi

Publication Date - January 2017

ISBN: 9780190201821

496 pages
Paperback
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $99.95

A contemporary Research Methods text, written by prominent researchers, that engages the student in both the current practice and critical evaluation of research

Description

Research Methods: From Theory to Practice guides students through the entire research process-from choosing a research question and getting Institutional Review Board approval to presenting results at conferences and submitting work for peer review.

KEY FEATURES

*Provides students the practical skills needed to conduct their own research

*Encourages critical thinking to help students become educated consumers of research presented in journal articles and the popular media

*Considers the influence of rapidly changing technology on research methods, including statistical and neuroscience methods

*"Inside Research" features personalize research by highlighting real-life examples of researchers working in a variety of fields

*"Media Matters" features analyze and evaluate how a particular research study or general topic relevant to the chapter is portrayed in the media

*Flowchart Figures present key concepts of the research process in a clear and simple visual overview

Features

  • Provides students the practical skills needed to conduct their own research
  • Encourages critical thinking to help students become educated consumers of research presented in journal articles and the popular media
  • Considers the influence of rapidly changing technology on research methods, including statistical and neuroscience methods
  • "Inside Research" features personalize research by highlighting real-life examples of researchers working in a variety of fields
  • "Media Matters" features analyze and evaluate how a particular research study or general topic relevant to the chapter is portrayed in the media
  • Flowchart Figures present key concepts of the research process in a clear and simple visual overview

About the Author(s)

Ben Gorvine is Associate Professor of Instruction and Assistant Chair of the Psychology Department at Northwestern University.

Karl Rosengren is Professor of Psychology and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lisa Stein has a BA from Bowdoin College and an MSJ from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Kevin Biolsi has a BA from Cornell University, an MA from the University of Michigan, and a PhD the University of Michigan.

Reviews

"Research Methods: From Theory to Practice is the most comprehensive and overall best research methodology book I have seen in years. It not only provides the student with a strong background in research theory but also prepares them to perform their own research better than any book I have read." -- Andrew Triplett, Loyola University Chicago

"This excellent new text brings the teaching of research methods into the twenty-first century. It is refreshingly well written, contains a variety of important topics not covered in other methods texts." --Randolph R. Cornelius, Vassar College

"I like the current approach to discussing data analyses and the emphasis on effect sizes. In these areas, Research Methods: From Theory to Practice is far beyond its competitors." --Catherine Forestell, The College of William and Mary

Table of Contents

    Preface

    Chapter 1: Introduction to Research Methods
    Chapter 2: The Ethical Imperative
    Chapter 3: Negotiating the Institutional Review Board Process
    Chapter 4: Starting Your Research
    Chapter 5: Focusing Your Question and Choosing a Design
    Chapter 6: Developing Your Research Protocol
    Chapter 7: Survey and Interview Approaches
    Chapter 8: Experimental Designs
    Chapter 9: Variations on Experimental Designs
    Chapter 10: Observation, Case Studies, Archival Research, and Meta-Analysis
    Chapter 11: Neuroscience Methods
    Chapter 12: Research Over Age and Time
    Chapter 13: Analyzing Your Data I: An Overview
    Chapter 14: Analyzing Your Data II: Specific Approaches
    Chapter 15: Writing Up Your Results
    Chapter 16: Publishing Your Research

    Appendix
    Glossary
    References
    Credits
    Author Index
    Subject Index

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