Although there are many books written on the principles and methods of experimentation, few are written in a succinct, comprehensive outline format. The Concise Handbook of Experimental Methods for the Behavioral and Biological Sciences is based on a popular course taught by the author for more than two decades to assist advanced undergraduate and
Philosophy of Science. Forms of Scientific Observation and Research. Steps of the Scientific Method. Variables in Research Designs. Initial and Final Phases of Research. Ethics of Research. Control in Experiments. Designs for Experiments. Sampling and Generalization. Hypothesis Testing and Statistical Significance. Index. Appendices.