Research Methods, Design, and Analysis by Larry B. Christensen

By Larry B. Christensen

Encourages mastery of the elemental ideas of mental research


Research equipment, layout, and research, 12/e, provides an realizing of the examine tools used to enquire human proposal and behaviour. The assurance of experimental, qualitative, correlational, and survey learn is helping scholars strengthen their learn talents for all points of psychology. info is gifted in an easy and simple demeanour and positioned into context of tangible learn reports, assisting scholars make real-life connections.


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An intensive effort is also taking place within the scientific community to identify a cure for AIDS. However, scientists have yet to fully uncover nature’s secrets in this arena. The intensive effort that has existed to uncover the cause of such diseases as cancer and AIDS or, within the field of psychology, such disorders as schizophrenia and depression reveals one of the basic processes of research. The research process is similar to putting a puzzle together: You have all the pieces of the puzzle in front of you, which you try to put together to get the overall picture.

When? Why? How? Under what conditions? With what restrictions? indd 36 3/31/14 5:43 PM The Role of the Scientist in Psychological Research | 37 to be asked throughout each study and throughout the researcher’s career. To address these questions, scientists should be inquisitive, and never think that the ultimate solution has been reached. If questions cease, then so does the scientific process. Scientists must maintain an open mind, never becoming rigid in orientation or in method of research. Such rigidity could cause you to become blinded and incapable of capitalizing on, or even seeing, unusual events.

Making this kind of accurate prediction requires knowledge of the antecedent conditions that produce such a phenomenon. It requires knowledge of the movement of the moon and the earth and of the fact that the earth, the moon, and the sun must be in a particular relationship for an eclipse to occur. If we knew the combination of variables that resulted in academic success, we could then predict accurately who would succeed academically. To the extent that we cannot accurately predict a phenomenon, we have a gap in our understanding of it.

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