The 7th edition of Exploring Research provides an introduction to research methods in a friendly, approachable writing style. It explores the use of electronic sources (the Internet) as a means to enhance research skills; it includes discussions about scientific methods; and it incorporates the most common types of research models in the social and behavioral sciences, including qualitative methods.It provides coverage of the research process, problem selection, sampling and generalizability; a discussion of the measurement process provides a comprehensive resource for those seeking to further their research skills. It also describes how to collect and analyze data, and provides thorough instruction on how to prepare and write a research proposal and manuscript.
Textbook for introductory course on research methods. Updated edition includes new chapters on using the Internet for research, and coverage of the newest version of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software. Discusses the fundamentals of research, proceeding to how-to chapters on the writing of research proposals and research manuscripts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)