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Author Gould, Jay E

Title Concise handbook of experimental methods for the behavioral and biological sciences / Jay E. Gould
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2002
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Description 1 online resource (430 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. I. Science : the philosophy and components. Philosophy of science -- the scientific approach to knowledge ; Forms of scientific observation and research ; Steps of the scientific method ; Variables in research designs ; Initial and final phases of research -- pt. II. Research ethics and experimental control. Ethics of research ; Control in experiments -- basic principles and some techniques ; Control in experiments -- additional techniques and principles -- pt. III. Design and analysis of experiments. Designs for experiments -- introduction and within-participants ; Designs for experiments -- between participants and multiple treatments ; Sampling and generalization ; Hypothesis testing and statistical significance -- Appendix 1 : Variables and relationships -- Appendix 2 : Reliability and validity -- Appendix 3 : Proposals and research reports -- Appendix 4 : Ethical principles -- Appendix 5 : Summary of extraneous variables and controls -- Appendix 6 : Experimental and quasi-experimental designs :category-subcategory relationships -- Appendix 7 : Schematic summary of designs : experimental, quasi-experimental, and pre-experimental -- Appendix 8 : Sampling and generalization : processes involved -- Appendix 9 : Normal distributions -- Appendix 10 : Hypothesis testing : outcomes and errors -- Appendix 11 : Sampling distributions : differences between pairs of means -- Appendix 12 : Type I and type II error probabilities : inverse relationship and power -- Appendix 13 : Increasing power by reducing overlap of sampling distributions -- Appendix 14 : Two-tailed versus one-tailed tests : effect on power -- Appendix 15 : Guide for selecting a statistical test as a function of the number of independent variables and the level of measurement
Summary Although there are many books written on the principles and methods of experimentation, few are written in a succinct, comprehensive outline format. The Concise Handbook of Experimental Methods for the Behavioral and Biological Sciences is based on a popular course taught by the author for more than two decades to assist advanced undergraduate and graduate students in understanding and applying the principles and methods of experimentation. The handbook is organized into three parts. Part One covers the philosophy of science, forms of scientific research, steps of the scientific method
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 9-10 and index
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Subject Life sciences -- Research -- Methodology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Psychology -- Research -- Methodology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Research Design
Behavioral Sciences -- methods
Biological Science Disciplines -- methods
NATURE -- Reference.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- General.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
Psychology -- Research -- Methodology
Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology
Experimenteel onderzoek.
Genre/Form Electronic books
manuals (instructional materials)
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks and manuals.
Guides et manuels.
Form Electronic book
Author Gould, Jay E. Principles and methods of experimental research
LC no. 2001037817
ISBN 1420040863
Other Titles Experimental methods for the behavioral and biological sciences