Quantitative Research for the Behavioural Sciences
1 Jan 1991
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Celia C. Reaves
Using an informal approach, this introduction to a broad range of research methods presumes no prior experience with statistics and emphasizes theoretical underpinnings and practical applications. Topics covered include the philosophy of science, the theory of measurement, a concise overview of statistical analysis, the effects of social science on individuals and society, and how to go about writing a research report. Along with examples of actual research, each chapter ends with a summary, and exercises that encourage students to think more deeply about issues covered.