The authors present an introduction to the use of scientific methods in the study of the behavior of individual subjects across a wide range of settings. This straightforward and practical text offers in-depth coverage of every aspect of the research process - including science and the analysis of behavior, designing experiments, data collection, and graphic analysis of data - and provides practical suggestions for averting problems at each stage. Chapters include methods for presenting data at conferences and in journal articles.
A methodological guide for graduates or advanced undergraduates in psychology who are just beginning their first research on the behavior of individual subjects. Presents a pragmatic approach to understanding the research process, focusing on working strategies for designing, conducting, and disseminating studies. Also considers the various constraints faced by researchers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)