Research Methods: New Textbooks

7New Textbooks

  • Understanding Research Methods: An Overview of the Essentials book cover

    Understanding Research Methods

    An Overview of the Essentials, 10th Edition

    By Mildred L. Patten, Michelle Newhart

    A perennial bestseller since 1997, this updated tenth edition of Understanding Research Methods provides a detailed overview of all the important concepts traditionally covered in a research methods class. It covers the principles of both qualitative and quantitative research, and how to interpret…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Routledge

  • The Craft of Political Research book cover

    The Craft of Political Research

    10th Edition

    By W. Phillips Shively

    The Craft of Political Research is a non-technical introduction to research design and analysis in political science, emphasizing the choices we make when we design a research project and analyze its results. The book’s approach centers on asking an interesting research question, and then designing…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge

  • Presenting Your Data with SPSS Explained book cover

    Presenting Your Data with SPSS Explained

    1st Edition

    By Perry R. Hinton, Isabella McMurray

    Data Presentation with SPSS Explained provides students with all the information they need to conduct small scale analysis of research projects using SPSS and present their results appropriately in their reports. Quantitative data can be collected in the form of a questionnaire, survey or…

    Paperback – 2017-06-06
    Routledge

  • Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences book cover

    Writing Literature Reviews

    A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 7th Edition

    By Jose L. Galvan, Melisa C. Galvan

    This useful guide educates students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. The authors provide numerous examples from published reviews that illustrate the guidelines discussed throughout the book.   New to the seventh edition:   Each chapter…

    Paperback – 2017-04-05
    Routledge

  • Introduction to Real World Statistics: With Step-By-Step SPSS Instructions book cover

    Introduction to Real World Statistics

    With Step-By-Step SPSS Instructions, 1st Edition

    By Edward T. Vieira, Jr.

    Introduction to Real World Statistics provides students with the basic concepts and practices of applied statistics, including data management and preparation; an introduction to the concept of probability; data screening and descriptive statistics; various inferential analysis techniques; and a…

    Paperback – 2017-03-09
    Routledge

  • Using Sources Effectively: Strengthening Your Writing and Avoiding Plagiarism book cover

    Using Sources Effectively

    Strengthening Your Writing and Avoiding Plagiarism, 5th Edition

    By Robert A. Harris

    Now in its fifth, expanded edition, Using Sources Effectively, Fifth Edition targets the two most prominent problems in current research-paper writing: the increase in unintentional plagiarism and the ineffective use of research source material. Designed as a supplementary textbook for both…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30
    Routledge

  • SPSS Basics: Techniques for a First Course in Statistics book cover

    SPSS Basics

    Techniques for a First Course in Statistics, 6th Edition

    By Zealure C. Holcomb

    This text takes the guesswork out of using SPSS, with screenshots that show each step for calculating each statistic. It includes extensive coverage of how to format raw SPSS output for inclusion in research reports. End-of-chapter exercises help students master their newly acquired skills. An…

    Paperback – 2016-08-03
    Routledge