Table of contents for Becoming a behavioral science researcher : a guide to producing research that matters / Rex B. Kline.

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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.