Conducting Meaningful Experiments: 40 Steps to Becoming a Scientist
Publication Year: 1994
“There is no doubt that this book will be well received by those who are fortunate enough to come across it. This book will be of use to the growing number of people involved either as purchasers or providers of research. Don't go to work without it!” – Health Services Management Research Journal “I would recommend [this book] to a colleague as a useful companion text for students. I would say that this is an engaging discussion of experimental research for social, behavioral, and health science students. The writing style is fresh and entertaining, and draws the willing reader into thinking through the process of designing and conducting experimental research. It is not a ‘cookbook’ or a compendium of facts. Rather, it is a pragmatic ...
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: What you Need (and don't Need) to be a Scientist
- Chapter 2: Laying the Foundation
- Chapter 3: Formulating a Meaningful Hypothesis
- Chapter 4: Evaluating the Meaningfulness of the Research Hypothesis
- Chapter 5: Designing an Experiment
- Chapter 6: Designing Experimental Studies to Achieve Statistical Significance
- Chapter 7: Conducting the Pilot Study(ies)
- Chapter 8: Conducting the Actual Study
- Chapter 9: Analyzing and Reporting the Results
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Bausell, R. Barker
Conducting meaningful experiments: 40 steps to becoming a scientist / R. Barker Bausell.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-8039-5530-8. — 0-8039-5531-6 (pbk.)
1. Research—Methodology. 2. Scientists—Vocational guidance. I. Title.
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