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Psychology
David G. Myers
0716752514
June 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Research Design Explained (with Infotrac) with Other
Mark L. Mitchell
053461731X
Aug 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Celebrated for its easy-to-grasp, student-oriented approach, this book puts research design into a practical context. Emphasizing that research must be internally valid, externally valid, and ethically conducted, Mitchell and Jolley show students how to use the theories of research methods, and give novices the practical advice they need to conduct successful research. Within this framework, the book encourages students to value, create, and conduct ethical research projects. The authors introduce ethical issues in Chapter 1 and discuss ethics throughout the book.

About the Author
After graduating summa cum laude from Washington and Lee University, Mark L. Mitchell received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in psychology at The Ohio State University. He has co-authored (with Janina...


Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
Larry Bossidy, et al
0609610570
June 15, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
Disciplines like strategy, leadership development, and innovation are the sexier aspects of being at the helm of a successful business; actually getting things done never seems quite as glamorous. But as Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan demonstrate in Execution, the ultimate difference between a company and its competitor is, in fact, the ability to execute.

Execution is "the missing link between aspirations and results," and as such, making it happen is the business leader's most important job. While failure in today's business environment is often attributed to other causes, Bossidy and Charan argue that the biggest obstacle to success is the absence of execution. They point out that without execution, breakthrough thinking on managing change breaks down, and they emphasize the fact that execution is a discipline...



Research Design in Clinical Psychology
Alan E. Kazdin
0205332927
February 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
In an updated edition of this successful book, the author describes research methods in clinical psychology and provides criteria for conducting and evaluating clinical research. This edition continues to explain how methodology is an approach toward problem solving, thinking, and acquiring knowledge. New material on the evolving nature of clinical research into many topic areas is also included. Topics covered: drawing valid references; experimental research; case studies; interpreting data; ethics; and more. Clinical psychologists/psychiatrists, counselors, social workers and therapists. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Back Cover
In an updated edition of this successful book, the author describes research methods in clinical psychology...


Qualitative Research in Psychology
Edward N. Wevodau
1557989796
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume will challenge readers to think about and expand on their understanding of qualitative research and its continually emerging applications.

Book Info
Columbia College, Chicago, IL. Text presents an integration of qualitative methods into academic and applied psychology. Also presents a compilation of material from experts with a variety of psychological perspectives who are establishing and using qualitative methods. Focuses on the benefits and limitations of both qualitative and quantative approaches.


Generation Me : Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before
Jean M. Twenge
0743276973
April 4, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In their 2000 book, Millennials Rising, Neil Howe and William Straus argued that children born after 1982 will grow up to become America's next Greatest Generation—filled with a sense of optimism and civic duty—but according to San Diego State psychology professor Twenge, such predictions are wishful thinking. Lumping together Gen-X and Y under the moniker "GenMe," Twenge argues that those born after 1970 are more self-centered, more disrespectful of authority and more depressed than ever before. When the United States started the war in Iraq, she points out, military enlistments went down, not up. (Born in 1971, Twenge herself is at the edge of the Me Generation.) Her book is livened with analysis of films, magazines and TV shows, and with anecdotal stories from her life and others'. The real basis...


Program Evaluation
Emil J. Posavac
0130409669
May 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Beginning with the first edition, we sought to present program evaluation as an accessible activity that people do routinely because they want to know how well they are carrying out their professional responsibilities. Evaluation was a new and rather threatening idea not too long ago. Initially it was viewed with skepticism, even hostility; sometimes it still is. We tried to show, first, that evaluations are performed for many good reasons other than to root out sloth, incompetence, and malpractice; second, that organized efforts to provide human services (that is, programs) can be evaluated; and, third, that evaluations conducted cooperatively can serve to improve programs and, thus, the quality of life. To communicate those ideas, we included many illustrations based on our experiences, the experiences of...


Dissertations and Theses from Start to Finish: Psychology and Related Fields
John D. Cone
1557981949
January 1993
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
...helps graduate students to apply what they have already learned to the practical conduct of research...provides the 'nuts and bolts' needed to put together a thesis and a dissertation.


Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences
Bruce L. Berg
0205379052
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This book offers the most comprehensive coverage of qualitative techniques of any book on the market today and does it in a way that is easy to read and follow. The author's central purpose remains a desire to instruct inexperienced researchers in ways of effectively collecting, organizing, and making sense of qualitative data, while stressing the importance of ethics in research and in taking the time to properly design and think through any research endeavor. After reading this book, fledgling researchers should be able to design, collect, and analyze data and then present their results to the scientific community. Considers seven different data collection strategies in detail. Describes focus group interviewing, one of the fastest growing styles of data collection, in detail (Ch. 5), including a new...


Case Study Research: Design and Methods, Vol. 5
Robert K. Yin
0761925538
December 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This new edition of the best-selling Case Study Research has been carefully revised, updated, and expanded while retaining virtually all of the features and coverage of the second edition. Robert Yin's comprehensive presentation covers all aspects of the case study method--from problem definition, design, and data collection, to data analysis and composition and reporting. Yin also traces the uses and importance of case studies to a wide range of disciplines, from sociology, psychology and history to management, planning, social work, and education. New to the 3rd Edition: Additional examples of case study research Discussions of developments in related methods, including randomized field trials and computer-assisted coding techniques Added coverage of the strengths of multiple-case studies, case study...


SPSS Survival Manual
Julie Pallant
0335216404
bound - November 1, 2004
Spiral-bound
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Book Description

A lifeline to students and researchers grappling with SPSS data analysis software

This fully revised and updated edition of the SPSS Survival Manual guides readers through the entire research process, helping them choose the right data analysis technique for any project. From the formulation of research questions, to the design of the study and analysis of data, to reporting the results, the author discusses basic and advanced statistical techniques. Each technique is clearly outlined, with step-by-step procedures for performing the analysis, a detailed guide to interpreting SPSS output, and an example of how to present the results in a report. Statistical techniques covered include: Descriptive statistics Correlation Multiple regression Logistic regression Factor analysis T-tests ...



Phenomenological Research Methods
Clark E. Moustakas
0803957998
January 1994
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
"This is the most concise and complete text to date on the rich and complex area of phenomenological research. . . . Dr. Moustakas presents the reader with a historical overview and assessment of phenomenological research methodologies along with a review of the philosophical underpinnings of these methods. He also makes clear distinctions between hermeneutic, empirical phenomenology, and heuristic approaches to human science research. This book will prove invaluable for anyone doing research in the area of religious and transpersonal experiences. . . . There is a discussion of the methods and procedures that one might employ in conducting a human science research project along with numerous clarifying examples of the research that illustrate specific applications of phenomenological methods. The step-by-step...


Conducting Research
Patrick J. Schloss
0024073709
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Presents the research process in a step-by-step manner that provides a context for the discrete research skills. Each step of the research process is presented in a comprehensive manner to meet the needs of the beginning researcher. The authors provide sufficient detail readers need to conceptualize a problem, to review literature, to select a design, to conduct the study, and to report research findings. Beginner researchers in a variety of fields.

From the Back Cover
Presents the research process in a step-by-step manner that provides a context for the discrete research skills. Each step of the research process is presented in a comprehensive manner to meet the needs of the beginning researcher. The authors provide sufficient detail readers need to conceptualize a...


Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis: Modeling Change and Event Occurrence
Judith D. Singer, John B. Willett
0195152964
March 27, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Text offers an in-depth presentation of two of today's most popular statistical methods: multilevel models for individual change and hazard/survival models for event occurrence (in both discrete- and continuous-time). A companion website presents data sets and computer code in a wide variety of software packages. DLC: Longitudinal methods.

Book Info
Text offers an in-depth presentation of two of today's most popular statistical methods: multilevel models for individual change and hazard/survival models for event occurrence (in both discrete- and continuous-time). A companion website presents data sets and computer code in a wide variety of software packages. DLC: Longitudinal methods.


Practical Research: Planning and Design
Paul D. Leedy
0131108956
February 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Written in uncommonly engaging, lucid, and elegant prose, this book is an “understand-it-yourself, do-it-yourself” manual designed to help readers understand the fundamental structure of quality research and the methodical process that leads to genuinely significant results. It guides the reader, step-by-step, from the selection of a problem to study, through the process of conducting authentic research, to the preparation of a completed report, with practical suggestions based on a solid theoretical framework and sound pedagogy. This book will show readers two things: 1) that quality research demands planning and design; and, 2) how their own research projects can be executed effectively and professionally. For researchers and research analysts in any discipline.

The...


When We Deal with Children
Fritz Redl
0029258804
Sept 1972
Paperback
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Mind Hacks : Tips & Tricks for Using Your Brain (Hacks)
Tom Stafford, Matt Webb
0596007795
November 22, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The brain is a fearsomely complex information-processing environment--one that often eludes our ability to understand it. At any given time, the brain is collecting, filtering, and analyzing information and, in response, performing countless intricate processes, some of which are automatic, some voluntary, some conscious, and some unconscious. Cognitive neuroscience is one of the ways we have to understand the workings of our minds. It's the study of the brain biology behind our mental functions: a collection of methods--like brain scanning and computational modeling--combined with a way of looking at psychological phenomena and discovering where, why, and how the brain makes them happen. Want to know more? Mind Hacks is a collection of probes into the moment-by-moment works of the brain. Using...


Behavior Analysis for Lasting Change
Beth Sulzer-Azaroff
0030329442
Jan 1991
Hardcover
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Book Description
Introduces the concepts and methods of applied behavior analysis based on solid theory and research. Provides strategies for developing and implementing solutions to problem situations. Emphasizes a systems approach as a means of initiating more effective and durable change.


Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods
Donna M. Mertens
0761928057
August 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Review
Ricardo Millett : “At last a research and evaluation “how to text” that speaks to the epistemological and practical questions on how to use this tool to improve conditions for society’s marginalized groups.”

Review
"Focused on providing as full a picture as possible of what is considered 'good' research, Mertens explains quantitative and qualitative methods and incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into the descriptions of these methods. As an added plus, she includes a sample study and abstract in each chapter to illustrate the concepts discussed in that chapter." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Secrets of the Teenage Brain: Research-Based Strategies for Reaching & Teaching Today's Adolescents
Sheryl Feinstein
1890460427
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description

Formerly a publication of The Brain Store

Let’s face it-the weather is more predictable than the average teen. Suddenly, even the brightest and most cooperative students become argumentative and distracted. The good news is there are ways you can navigate these abrupt shifts and still be an effective teacher.

Recent neuroscientific findings have revealed that the teenage brain is actually undergoing developmental changes that can cause extremely erratic behavior. Although you can’t change these behaviors, this new resource demonstrates ways you can adapt your teaching style to effectively reach and teach teens. In the first chapter of this lighthearted but informative book, you will explore the biology of the teenager’s brain. Then, chapters two through six answer...



Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications
Lorrie R. Gay
0131185349
July 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.25in" soNormal> This new edition of Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications maintains the strong yet accessible coverage you expect. The reorganized text reflects a more balanced coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Unique features of this revised edition include: An Approachable Text Your Students Won't Mind Reading--and Will Want to Keep The accessible writing style, clear and concise explanations, and humorous tone demystify the research process. Eleven cumulative "Tasks" throughout the text provide practice and skill development in doing research, step by step. Expanded Coverage of Qualitative Research and Mixed Methods Chapter 16, "Narrative Research," and Chapter 17, "Ethnographic Research," are new to this edition. Chapter 19,...


Essentials of Assessment Report Writing (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)
Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger, et al
0471394874
April 30, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Instructive guide to preparing informative and accurate assessment reports for a variety of individuals and settings Assessment reports are central to the diagnostic process and are used to inform parents, clients, and clinicians, among others, about academic problems, personality functioning, neuropsychological strengths and weaknesses, behavioral problems, and the like. Essentials of Assessment Report Writing provides handy, quick-reference information, using the popular Essentials format, for preparing effective assessment reports. This book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to write effective psychological assessment reports. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive...


Multiple Regression in Behavioral Research
Elazar J. Pedhazur
0030728312
Jan 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book adopts a data-analysis approach to multiple regression. Pedhazur integrates design and analysis, and emphasizes learning by example.


Research Methods: A Process of Inquiry with Student Tutorial CD-ROM, Fifth Edition
Anthony M. Graziano, Michael L. Raulin
0205360653
June 5, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This user-friendly book logically presents the entire range of research methodologies in psychology, in addition to the often discussed and traditional use of experimental research.. Comprehensive and readable, it will interest those in the varied fields of cognitive, developmental, clinical, and social psychology. Topics include inductive and deductive reasoning, empirical observation, concepts of validity, the phases in research., and the concept. of levels of constraint.. For anyone looking for the needed background to become a sophisticated consumer of research, able to evaluate the many claims for products, ideas, and programs that bombard our society and critical thinking in everyday life. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Methods of Research in Social Psychology
Elliot Aronson
0070024669
Jan 1990
Hardcover
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Book Description
Here is a detailed guide for students who will design and implement their own independent research. It examines the complete process of experimentation: asking the right question and translating it into a workable design, setting the stage for data collection, designing dependent variable measures, avoiding bias, conducting the post-experimental interview, and writing up the results. Although the approach of the book is primarily practical, it also confronts substantive issues such as ethics, design, validity, and measurement.


Psychology (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
1586636316
September 2002
Paperback
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A History of Psychology
Ludy T. Benjamin
0070061033
Dec 1997
Hardcover
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Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing among Five Traditions
John W. Creswell
0761901442
January 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This book explores the philosophical underpinnings, history and key elements of each of five qualitative inquiry traditions: biography, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography and case study. John W Creswell relates research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry and consistently compares each of the research strategies for theoretical frameworks, writing introduction to studies, collecting data, analyzing data, writing the narrative, and employing standards of quality and verifying results. Five journal articles in the appendix offer fascinating reading as well as examples of the five different qualitative designs.

About the Author
John W. Creswell, Ph.D. is the Clifton Institute Professor and a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of...


Mail and Internet Surveys : The Tailored Design Method
Don A. Dillman
0471323543
December 6, 1999
Hardcover
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Review
"I would recommend this book to anyone involved in the design of postal surveys. The relevant chapters give useful guidance to improve the quality of the questions and the layout of self-completion questionnaires. In addition, the clear organisation of the sections in the book makes it ideal for finding clear well-written advice for specific queries." (Survey Methods Newsletter, Vol 20/2, 2000)

Book Description
For nearly two decades, Don Dillman's Mail and Telephone Surveys and the Total Design Method it outlined has aided students and professionals in effectively planning and conducting surveys. But much has changed since the TDM was developed in 1978. Mail and Internet Surveys: The Tailored Design Method, Second Edition, thoroughly revised and updated by the author from his classic...

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