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Methods in Behavioral Research 11th Edition

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About the Author

Scott C. Bates is a Professor of Psychology, Associate Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, and Associate Vice President for Research at Utah State University. He earned a B.S. in Psychology from Whitman College, an M.S. in Psychology from Western Washington University, and a Ph.D. in social psychology from Colorado State University. His research interests and experiences are varied. He has conducted research in areas as wide-ranging as adolescent problem behavior and problem-behavior prevention, teaching and learning in higher education, and the psychology consequences of growing and tending plants in outer space.

Paul C. Cozby is Professor of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton, and Northcentral University. Dr. Cozby was an undergraduate at the University of California, Riverside, and received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, member of the Association for Psychological Science, and has served as officer of the Society for Computers in Psychology. He is Executive Officer of the Western Psychological Association. He is the author of Using Computers in the Behavioral Sciences and co-editor with Daniel Perlman of Social Psychology.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 11 edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0078035155
  • ISBN-13: 978-0078035159
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Herster on October 25, 2012
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Not bad, but not good. Would give it four stars, but four star is termed as "I like it".

Had trouble understanding some concepts because they were not explained clear enough. Googled the same concepts and found clearer and more in-depth explanations (or just written in more extensive layman terms).
Everything else was good. Should also visit link on back cover of the text for online multiple choice AND written quizzes and vocab flashcards that really help in cases of tests. The online quizzes cover main points of chapters and if anything left unsure after doing quizzes, should double-check in text (which I said "i'll be okay" and lost an A).

And for those that really want to save cash, international edition is around same price as renting.
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I purchased this textbook for a recent college psychology class and assumed I would "flip" through it like most of my textbooks, pick out the important stuff, and then sell it at the end of the semester. I was surprised from the start, the book from beginning to end (or at least where we ended in class) is an easy read that is simple to follow. The chapters are not too long, offer graphs and definitions for important terms. There is no extra information crammed between the important information, so you do not have to spend hours reading through excessive examples and additional material. I will more than likely keep this book for my own collection, as it has a lot of interesting material in it. You will find everything from research methods (the very basics) to applying them to real life situations. I definitely recommend this for both professors looking for a new, updated textbook or for someone who is just simply interested in learning more about how studies and research in the psychology field is conducted.
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The book is an older version, yet compared to newest one - it's almost nothing different. I use it for reference as well as studying for exam and everything is fine. The content is made clear and contains sufficient information.
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This is "looseleaf ready" but, I could not find a two ring binder that had rings large enough (at least 3") or that were spaced far enough apart. The holes in this book are spaced 4 1/2" apart. Anything that could hold it was a three ring binder and that caused the pages to start tearing within the first couple of days due to the weight and poor support. So, it would be nice if the type of binder needed was made clear or if Amazon sold a proper binder for this book. I ended up just using locking rings and hole reinforcements. The fact that this book has no binding might make a weight difference to some people, so suggestions for an alternative cover would save a lot of time of searching for something that is not readily available, if at all.
The book itself has been very helpful in my research class...don't try to write a psych research paper or take the class without this handy guide.
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By Robert Lino on August 20, 2014
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cost to value of is no there. This book you can't put into a binder even though it saids binder version. It only has two holes in it instead of the three that is needed. If I did not need it for my course I would not have purchased this version of the book.
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The beginning chapters were okay, but not easy to read ... not because of dense vocabulary, but poor writing style. The later chapters were barely comprehensible. Terms were not well explained, and formulas were incomprehensible. The other classmates I discussed this with were in agreement, and even the professor (who did not choose the text) was underwhelmed. I keep most of my textbooks, but I got rid of this one; I only passed the course by reading other resources I borrowed from the library to teach me what this text failed to.
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I got this book for a Ph.D. level seminar. This book is not the best behavioral research methods book. I have seen better. It has too much wording and not enough examples for me. I recommend trying something different.
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This book gets the job done. It has a good overview of the elements of sound experimental research. It also explains the most frequently used tools if statistical analysis. It won't be the last book you read on statistics but it is good for a first
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