This is an ideal text for advanced courses in research methods and experimental design. It argues that the methodology of quantitative research is a unified discipline with basic notions, procedures and ways of reasoning which can be applied across the social, behavioural and life sciences. Key designs, models and methods in research are covered by leading contributors in their field who seek to explain the fundamentals of the research process to enable the student to understand the broader implications and unifying themes.

Some Remarks on the History of Method

It is interesting to note that a successful scientific achievement in the past is by historians of science appreciated for quite different reasons. Sometimes this appreciation differs considerably from the appreciation the scientist concerned originally wanted to attain. The reputable historian of psychology, E. C. Boring, cites Pascal's experiment in 1648 with Torricellian tubes at the Puy-de-Dôme as an early example of the use of control observations as ...

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