Welcome to the home page for Methods in Behavioral Research, a text for research methods courses in psychology and other behavioral sciences. This Web site is organized by the chapters in the book. Each chapter lists Web resources that you can access to enhance learning about and teaching research methods. The links will open in a new window so you won't lose this site while exploring research topics. There are also practice quizzes for each chapter and files for downloading.

Visit the official McGraw-Hill book website. Each chapter has wonderful resources including

  • Practice quizzes
  • Internet links and exercises
  • Articles to read from a variety of publications
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Study aids such as flashcards


Site Contents

Chapter 1 - Scientific Understanding of Behavior

Chapter 2 - Where to Start

Chapter 3 - Ethical Research

Chapter 4 - Studying Behavior

Chapter 5 - Measurement Concepts

Chapter 6 - Observing Behavior

Chapter 7 - Asking People about Themselves: Survey Research

Chapter 8 - Experimental Design: Purposed and Pitfalls

Chapter 9 - Conducting Experiments

Chapter 10 - Complex Experimental Designs

Chapter 11 - Quasi-Experimental and Single-Subject Designs

Chapter 12 - Understanding Research Results: Description and Correlation

Chapter 13 - Understanding Research Results: Inferential Statistics

Chapter 14 - Generalizing Results

Appendix A: Writing Research Reports

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Methods in Behavioral Research, 9th edition
Copyright © 2006 McGraw-Hill
ISBN 0-7674-1063-7
Cover illustration by Paul Schulenburg

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