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Research Methods: Designing and Conducting Research With a Real-World Focus

ISBN: 9781452230337 | 1452230331
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sage Pubns
Pub. Date: 10/9/2013

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Written by two psychologists with expertise in both teaching research methods and applying methods to diverse field settings, this advanced research methods textbook provides the tools and knowledge required to conduct relevant, high-quality research across a variety of settings. The authors have developed an engaging textbook that will facilitate knowledge acquisition and development of research skills not only while students are in the research course, but also long after as a reference throughout their careers. The book provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge presentation of existing knowledge aligned with field-specific applications, issues, and scenarios.Features: Provides students with the skills they need to design and conduct research not just in the laboratory but also in the real world. + Offers in depth discussion on the concept of threats to validity and its importance in research design + Research issues and case studies at the end of each chapter challenge students to think critically by identifying suitable research designs and also proposing alternative designs to address validity threats+ Provides actual examples of research methodology tactics, strategy, and constraints from practitioners across the social sciences, including I/O professionals in corporate and public sector settings, school psychologists, clinical psychologists, and mental health counselors to enable the reader to comprehend the how/why/when of conducting research outside the academic world.+ Examines survey research, which has been increasingly used in myriad professional settings and rarely covered in any depth in traditional research methods textbooks.+ Discusses the scientist-practitioner gap and dilemma as it relates to applying research methods+ Contains a guide to reading, interpreting, and critiquing research articles, including explanation of research article structure, format and focus of each section, and appropriate alignment of research design with the hypothesis(as) and statistical calculations used+ Includes section on writing up research using APA Format


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