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Introduction to experimental method for psychology and the social sciences [electronic resource].

By: Townsend, John C, 1920-.
Series: McGraw-Hill publications in psychology.Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill, 1953Description: 220 p. illus. 24 cm.Subject(s): Psychology -- Methodology | Psychology -- methodsAdditional physical formats: OriginalDDC classification: 150.72 Online resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: "This is a book that should appeal to three overlapping categories of individuals. First, the undergraduate student who is undergoing his first exposure to the rigors of the experimental method in psychology and the social sciences. Second, the student who, with an inadequate background in the application of the experimental method, finds himself faced with the necessity of "doing a piece of research" to satisfy thesis requirements. Third, the social science worker who discovers that his job in industry, the clinic, the prison, etc., is one demanding the execution of research projects. This book, an introductory text, is written for the student, in his language, and in line with his preparation for beginning a course of study in research design and statistical methods. No attempt will be made to cover completely all the methods or statistics used by the more advanced students in experimental psychology. Often, as is true when concepts are greatly simplified, much of the preciseness and beauty of the topic discussed will be lost. This is the inevitable consequence when anything less than the whole of a topic is presented; however, since I wrote this book for the purpose of making my subject matter clear to the student, I offer no apology for simplicity and repetition. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)"--Preface.
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"This is a book that should appeal to three overlapping categories of individuals. First, the undergraduate student who is undergoing his first exposure to the rigors of the experimental method in psychology and the social sciences. Second, the student who, with an inadequate background in the application of the experimental method, finds himself faced with the necessity of "doing a piece of research" to satisfy thesis requirements. Third, the social science worker who discovers that his job in industry, the clinic, the prison, etc., is one demanding the execution of research projects. This book, an introductory text, is written for the student, in his language, and in line with his preparation for beginning a course of study in research design and statistical methods. No attempt will be made to cover completely all the methods or statistics used by the more advanced students in experimental psychology. Often, as is true when concepts are greatly simplified, much of the preciseness and beauty of the topic discussed will be lost. This is the inevitable consequence when anything less than the whole of a topic is presented; however, since I wrote this book for the purpose of making my subject matter clear to the student, I offer no apology for simplicity and repetition. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)"--Preface.

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Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2005. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2005 dcunns.

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