Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.
Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher. Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding.
Contents I. PROMISE AND PROBLEMS 1. Introduction Not Ready for Prime Time What Students Say They Need Plan of the Book Career Paths for Behavioral Scientists Summary Recommended Readings 2. The Good, the Bad, and (the Really) Ugly of Behavioral Science Research The Good The Bad The (Really) Ugly Why? Summary Recommended Readings II. CONCEPTS 3. The Research Trinity Trinity Overview Design Measurement Analysis Internal Validity Construct Validity Conclusion Validity External Validity and Sampling Summary Recommended Readings Exercises 4. 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 Summary Recommended Readings Exercises 5. 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 Summary Recommended Readings Exercises Appendix 5.1. Review of Statistics Fundamentals 6. 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 Summary Recommended Readings Exercises Appendix 6.1. Noncentrality Interval Estimation for Effect Sizes 7. 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 Summary Recommended Readings Exercises III. SKILLS 8. Practical Data Analysis Vision First, Then Simplicity Managing Complex Analyses (Batch to the Future) Data Screening Summary Recommended Readings Exercises 9. 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 Summary Recommended Readings Appendix 9.1. Example Results Section 10. Presentations Challenges of Oral Presentations Problems with PowerPoint Presentations Principles for Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations Lessons from Multimedia Learning Other PowerPoint Issues Poster Presentations Summary Recommended Readings Exercises Appendix 10.1. Example Slides, Handout, and Poster Suggested Answers to Exercises References Author Index Subject Index About the Author
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Psychology -- Research.