The Science Game: Introduction to Research in the Social Sciences

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This reference source provides coverage of the various research methods used in the social sciences. Explaining all the major research designs, techniques and data analysis strategies, it also explains each method in terms of its strengths, weaknesses and sources of error. Examples of student assignments are used to demonstrate the practical applications of abstract research principles. The text provides coverage of the key features of a research enterprise, such as quantitative and qualitative research designs, statistics, theory, ethics bias, validity and report writing. New features of this fifth edition include further discussion of fraud and misconduct in science and of qualitative research methods including Q-sort. There is examination of the increased reliance by government and the courts on police science, and introduction of new statistical concepts such as factor analysis and meta analysis. A revised concluding chapter discusses contemporary meta-theoretical issues and conceptual/methodological trends.

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This text provides in-depth coverage of the various research methods employed in the social sciences--the major research designs, techniques, and data analysis strategies.

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Neil McKinnon Agnew is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at York University. In addition to writing six editions of this popular psychology text, he has published over eighty publications in social science journals. His research in perception and information overload was received major grants
from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Defence Research Board, and the Social Sciences Research Council. He set up and directed the Counselling and Development Centre at York University, one of the largest counselling programs in North America. In recent years, his research interests have
focused on decision theory: how we make decisions under conditions of incomplete or unreliable information.

Sandra W. Pyke is University Professor Emeritus and a former chair of the psychology department at York University. She specializes in women's issues such as violence against women, gender differences, and feminist methodology. Her research focus is on the effects of the chilly climate on women's
academic experiences in terms of their participation, time to completion of graduate degrees, attrition from graduate programs and perceptions of the supervision provided. She is a Fellow of CPA and APA, a past president of CPA, and a recipient of the CPA Section on Women and Psychology
distinguished member award, and the CPA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Canadian Psychology as a Profession.

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Neil McKinnon Agnew; Sandra W. Pyke
Published by Prentice-Hall (1990)
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