Methods in Behavioral Research

Welcome to the home page for Methods in Behavioral Research, a text for research methods courses in psychology and other behavioral sciences published by McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. For each of the book chapters, I have tried to find web resources that you can access to enhance learning about and teaching research methods.  Just added: 1) the links will open in a new window so you won't lose this site while exploring research topics, 2) easier navigation, and 3) practice quizzes for each chapter. Practice quizzes and other study materials are also on the official McGraw-Hill book website.

There are also files to download (including some new PowerPoint presentations). Other PowerPoint slides for instructors are also available on the official McGraw-Hill book website. Finally, you may be interested in the complete table of contents of Methods in Behavioral Research.

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: Purposes 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 Publishing Company
Cover illustration by Paul Schulenburg

This page was revised on December 1, 2005. 

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