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

By: Proctor, Robert W
Contributor(s): Capaldi, E. John
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., c.2006Description: xii, 229 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 1405133570 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1405130490 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9781405133579; 9781405130493Subject(s): Psychology -- Research -- Methodology | Psychology, Experimental -- Research -- Methodology | Psychology, Experimental -- methods | Science -- methods | ResearchDDC classification: 150.72 Online resources: Table of contents | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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.
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Distributer: Al-Ahram.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-209) and indexes.

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.

Catalogued By: Mahitab.

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