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By emphasizing how to think strategically about a research project, the author of this innovative book shows readers the important steps of a scientific study - from the formulation of the study to the write-up of results. Illustrative examples from the social, health and behavioural sciences are used throughout to illustrate 40 principles of good research practice.
What You Need (and Don't Need) to Be a Scientist
Laying the Foundation
Formulating a Meaningful Hypothesis
Evaluating the Meaningfulness of the Research Hypothesis
Designing an Experiment
Designing Experimental Studies to Achieve Statistical Significance
Conducting the Pilot Study(ies)
Conducting the Actual Study
Analyzing and Reporting the Results
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ISBN: 9780803955318 ISBN-10: 0803955316 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 149 Published: 1st May 1994 Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 21.95 x 14.07
Weight (kg): 0.21