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Why science matters [electronic resource] : understanding the methods of psychological research / Robert W. Proctor and E.J. Capaldi.

Author/Creator:
Proctor, Robert W.
Publication:
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xii, 229 pages.)
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Subjects:
Psychology -- Research -- Methodology.
Psychology, Experimental -- Research -- Methodology.
Medical subjects:
Psychology, Experimental -- methods.
Science -- methods.
Research.
Contents:
Understanding science : the armchair versus practice
Major issues to emerge in 20th century approaches to science
Methodology in the postpositivist era
Theory testing
Inference to the best explanation
The new means of understanding science
Postmodernism and the rejection of the conventional conception of science
Qualitative research methods
Critical evaluation of qualitative inquiry's approach to qualitative methods
Internal and external validity.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-209) and indexes.
Electronic reproduction. Hoboken, N.J. Available via World Wide Web.
Description based on print version record.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Howard R. Jachman Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Capaldi, E. John.
Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Howard R. Jachman Memorial Fund.
ISBN:
9780470773994 (electronic bk.)
0470773995 (electronic bk.)
1405133570
1405130490
9781405133579
9781405130493
Publisher Number:
99970765729
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.