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The Resource Becoming a behavioral science researcher : a guide to producing research that matters, Rex B. Kline

Becoming a behavioral science researcher : a guide to producing research that matters, Rex B. Kline

Label
Becoming a behavioral science researcher : a guide to producing research that matters
Title
Becoming a behavioral science researcher
Title remainder
a guide to producing research that matters
Statement of responsibility
Rex B. Kline
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kline, Rex B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF76.5
LC item number
.K54 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Psychology
Label
Becoming a behavioral science researcher : a guide to producing research that matters, Rex B. Kline
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-346) and indexes
Contents
Promise and problems -- Introduction -- Not ready for prime time -- What students say they need -- Plan of the book -- Career paths for behavioral scientists -- The good, the bad, and the (really) ugly of behavioral science research -- The good -- The bad -- The (really) ugly -- Why? -- Concepts -- The research trinity -- Trinity overview -- Design -- Measurement -- Analysis -- Internal validity -- Construct validity -- Conclusion validity -- External validity and sampling -- Design and analysis -- Chapter overview -- From question to design -- Experimental designs -- Controlled quasi-experimental designs -- Nonequivalent-group designs -- Regression-discontinuity designs -- Other quasi-experimental designs -- Nonexperimental designs -- Resources for learning more -- The truth about statistics -- Study strategy -- A dozen truths about statistics -- What statistical significance really means -- Misinterpretations of statistical significance -- Why are there so many myths? -- Other drawbacks of statistical tests -- In defense of statistical tests -- Recommendations for changing times -- Appendix: Review of statistics fundamentals -- Effect size estimation -- Contexts for estimating effect size -- Families of parametric effect sizes -- Estimating effect size when comparing two samples -- Measures of association for more complex designs -- Effect sizes for dichotomous outcomes -- T-shirt effect sizes, importance, and cautions -- Approximate confidence intervals -- Research examples -- Appendix: Noncentrality interval estimation for effect sizes -- Measurement -- Chapter scope -- The critical yet underappreciated role of measurement -- Measurement process overview -- Resources for finding measures -- Adapting or translating tests -- Evaluation of score reliability and validity -- Checklist for evaluating measures -- Recent developments in test theory -- Skills -- Practical data analysis -- Vision first, then simplicity -- Managing complex analyses (batch to the future) -- Data screening -- Writing -- Plagiarism and academic integrity -- Writing as learning -- Getting started -- The role of style guides -- General principles of good writing -- Principles of good scientific writing -- Writing sections of empirical studies -- Effective graphical displays -- Ready for the big time -- Appendix: Example results section -- Presentations -- Challenges of oral presentations -- Problems with PowerPoint presentations -- Principles for creating effective PowerPoint presentations -- Lessons from multimedia learning -- Other PowerPoint issues -- Poster presentations -- Appendix: example slides, handout, and poster
Control code
225874571
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 367 p.
Isbn
9781593858384
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008019946
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)225874571
Label
Becoming a behavioral science researcher : a guide to producing research that matters, Rex B. Kline
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-346) and indexes
Contents
Promise and problems -- Introduction -- Not ready for prime time -- What students say they need -- Plan of the book -- Career paths for behavioral scientists -- The good, the bad, and the (really) ugly of behavioral science research -- The good -- The bad -- The (really) ugly -- Why? -- Concepts -- The research trinity -- Trinity overview -- Design -- Measurement -- Analysis -- Internal validity -- Construct validity -- Conclusion validity -- External validity and sampling -- Design and analysis -- Chapter overview -- From question to design -- Experimental designs -- Controlled quasi-experimental designs -- Nonequivalent-group designs -- Regression-discontinuity designs -- Other quasi-experimental designs -- Nonexperimental designs -- Resources for learning more -- The truth about statistics -- Study strategy -- A dozen truths about statistics -- What statistical significance really means -- Misinterpretations of statistical significance -- Why are there so many myths? -- Other drawbacks of statistical tests -- In defense of statistical tests -- Recommendations for changing times -- Appendix: Review of statistics fundamentals -- Effect size estimation -- Contexts for estimating effect size -- Families of parametric effect sizes -- Estimating effect size when comparing two samples -- Measures of association for more complex designs -- Effect sizes for dichotomous outcomes -- T-shirt effect sizes, importance, and cautions -- Approximate confidence intervals -- Research examples -- Appendix: Noncentrality interval estimation for effect sizes -- Measurement -- Chapter scope -- The critical yet underappreciated role of measurement -- Measurement process overview -- Resources for finding measures -- Adapting or translating tests -- Evaluation of score reliability and validity -- Checklist for evaluating measures -- Recent developments in test theory -- Skills -- Practical data analysis -- Vision first, then simplicity -- Managing complex analyses (batch to the future) -- Data screening -- Writing -- Plagiarism and academic integrity -- Writing as learning -- Getting started -- The role of style guides -- General principles of good writing -- Principles of good scientific writing -- Writing sections of empirical studies -- Effective graphical displays -- Ready for the big time -- Appendix: Example results section -- Presentations -- Challenges of oral presentations -- Problems with PowerPoint presentations -- Principles for creating effective PowerPoint presentations -- Lessons from multimedia learning -- Other PowerPoint issues -- Poster presentations -- Appendix: example slides, handout, and poster
Control code
225874571
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 367 p.
Isbn
9781593858384
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008019946
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)225874571

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