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Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences 5th Edition

Frederick J Gravetter | Lori-Ann B. Forzano

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Overview

RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 5th Edition, helps students see how interesting and exciting experimental and nonexperimental research can be. Frederick J Gravetter and Lori-Ann B. Forzano lead students through the research process from start to finish, including tips and strategies for generating research ideas, selecting measures and participants, and designing research. This step-by-step approach emphasizes the decisions researchers must make at each stage of the process. The authors avoid a "cookbook" presentation by linking terminology with applied concepts and by providing clear explanations of topics. Each chapter ends with exercises and activities. Examples and content reflect current APA guidelines.

Frederick J Gravetter, The College at Brockport, State University of New York

Frederick J Gravetter is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. While teaching at Brockport, he specialized in statistics, research design, and cognitive psychology. Dr. Gravetter 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 is co-author of the best-selling STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 10th Edition, ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 9th Edition, and RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 5th Edition.

Lori-Ann B. Forzano, The College at Brockport, State University of New York

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, learning, the psychology of eating, and statistics. She earned a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she also received her B.S. in psychology. Dr. Forzano's research examines impulsivity and self-control in adults and children. Her research has been published in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Learning and Motivation, and The Psychological Record. Dr. Forzano has also co-authored RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 5th Edition.
  • Chapter 15 has been reorganized to integrate new material on research design and statistical analyses, which assists students in determining which statistical analysis is appropriate based on the research design and the data. New tables present examples of data in different categories of designs and new flow charts identify the appropriate statistical procedures for data in each category.
  • Chapter 16 presents a new sample research report (completely reproduced in Appendix D) that provides examples of manuscript pages. A new table demonstrates a wide variety of citation styles, and another new table updates reference formats, emphasizing formats for referencing electronic sources.
  • Updated Appendices include references (in Appendix B) to the corresponding SPSS demonstrations in Appendix C for each statistical calculation, where appropriate; examples demonstrating the current version of SPSS (Appendix C); and a new example of a research report demonstrating the revised APA-style guidelines (Appendix D).
  • The authors use an informal, conversational writing style that emphasizes discussion and explanation of topics, rather than a simple "cookbook" presentation of facts.
  • This text includes chapter learning objectives, chapter overviews, chapter preview examples, chapter summaries, and a list of keywords for quick review at the end of each chapter. Instructors can use the learning checks and end-of-chapter exercises and activities as prepackaged assignments.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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Helping you make your lectures more engaging while effectively reaching your visually oriented students, these handy Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation. The PowerPoint® slides are updated to reflect the content and organization of the new edition of the text and feature some additional examples and real world cases for application and discussion.

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