Synopses & Reviews
RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS: A CRITICAL THINKING APPROACH, 3e, successfully illustrates the integration between statistics and research methods by demonstrating the ways to use statistics in analyzing data collected during research. Jackson's combined text adopts an inviting narrative style that draws you into the material, helping you overcome the initial apprehension you may feel at having to learn both subject areas at once. She incorporates a student-friendly critical-thinking approach and presents examples and exercises to which you can relate. Jackson focuses on the logic of the process and the methodology aspect of research.
About the Author
Sherri L. Jackson is professor of psychology at Jacksonville University (JU), where she has taught since 1988. At JU, she has won Excellence in Scholarship (2003), University Service (2004), and Teaching (2009) awards; the university-wide Professor of the Year Award in 2004; the Woman of the Year Award in 2005; and the Institutional Excellence Award in 2007. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in cognitive/experimental psychology from the University of Florida. Her research interests include human reasoning and the teaching of psychology, and she has published numerous articles in both areas. In 1997, she received a research grant from the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (APA Division 2) to develop A Compendium of Introductory Psychology Textbooks 1997-2000. She is also the author of RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS: A CRITICAL THINKING APPROACH, 4th Edition Wadsworth/Cengage, 2012) and RESEARCH METHODS: A MODULAR APPROACH, 2nd Edition (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2011).
Table of Contents
1. Thinking Like a Scientist. 2. Getting Started: Ideas, Resources, and Ethics. 3. Defining, Measuring, and Manipulating Variables. 4. Descriptive Methods. 5. Data Organization and Descriptive Statistics. 6. Correlational Methods and Statistics. 7. Hypothesis Testing and Inferential Statistics. 8. The Logic of Experimental Design. 9. Inferential Statistics for Two-Group Designs. 10. Experimental Designs with More Than Two Levels of and Independent Variables. 11. Complex Experimental Designs. 12. Quasi-Experimental, Single-Case Designs, and Developmental Designs 13. APA Communication Guidelines. 14. Sample APA Style Paper. Appendix A: Statistical Tables. Appendix B: Computational Formulas for ANOVAs. Appendix C: Answers to Odd Numbered Exercises. References. Glossary. Index.