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Beginning Behavioral Research: A Conceptual Primer (7th Edition) Hardcover – Mar 2 2012

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 7 edition (March 2 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205810314
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205810314
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.8 x 25.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #151,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Ralph L. Rosnow is now Thaddeus Bolton Professor Emeritus at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where he taught courses in research methods and statistics for many years and directed the Ph.D. program in social and organizational psychology. He also taught research methods at Boston University in a master’s degree program in communication research and at Harvard University as a visiting professor in the psychology department.


Robert Rosenthal is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California at Riverside and Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, Harvard University. In the realm of statistical data analysis, his special interests are in experimental design and analysis, contrast analysis, and meta-analysis. He served as co-chair of the Task Force on Statistical Inference of the American Psychological Association.


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A Good Introduction (7th Edition) May 29 2012
By T. A. Daniel - Published on
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Rosnow & Rosenthal's BEGINNING BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH (7th Edition) is quite good. This book is aimed at undergraduate college students majoring in a behaviorally-based science (such as psychology). For a methods class, this textbook might fall a little short of the depth that most professors are looking for. While this book does a good job of explaining the absolute basics (e.g., understanding what a testable hypothesis is), it doesn't quite go far enough; the book ends with "The Analysis of Frequency Tables." This textbook seems suited for classes that try to integrate intro statistics and methods into one course.

Otherwise, the book is very readable and informative. The ending of each chapter includes nice summaries, multiple choice review questions, and discussion questions. This is esoteric material, but the authors take their time to flesh out these conceptual ideas.

If you are looking for a textbook for a Stats/Research Methods course, this might be a good book to use for the first semester. If you are looking for a purely Methods-based course, Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods (6th Edition) might be a little better suited.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great information, but horribly dry writing Sept. 14 2014
By Consumer - Published on
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OMG I can't believe I still have to read 9 more chapters of this book this semester. Great information, but horribly dry writing, and really tedious format; paragraphs ramble on for the better part of a page, mind you in what I am guessing is 8pt font...REALLY hard to read...

Maybe I'll just skim it and peruse the chapter summaries for the rest of the semester.
Good for the course Nov. 29 2014
By Differently Driven - Published on
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It's a college book that you will have to use. I prefer paper in hand instead of words online when it comes to reading the required reading for the class.
Text book May 4 2014
By Daryl Bragg - Published on
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It was what I needed for my class and has been very helpful. The condition was exactly as described. Thank you
had to have for class, but good text Oct. 6 2014
By Stephanie Borgatti - Published on
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had to have this for class