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Preface to the Eighth Edition xv Acknowledgments xix About the Companion Website xx Part I Underpinnings of Social Relations Research 1 Chapter 1 Ways of Thinking and Knowing 3 Chapter 2 Doing Social Science Research 29 Chapter 3 Ethical Principles 53 Chapter 4 Roles and Relations among Researchers, Practitioners, and Participants in Engaged Research 81 Chapter 5 Research in Laboratory Settings 107 Chapter 6 Research in Field and Community-Based Settings 139 Part II Research Approaches in Social Relations Research 161 Chapter 7 Measurement and Reliability 163 Chapter 8 Evaluating the Construct Validity of Measures 201 Chapter 9 Sampling Methods 229 Chapter 10 Randomized Experiments 257 Chapter 11 Quasi-Experimental and Other Nonrandomized Designs 291 Chapter 12 Non-Experimental Research 323 Chapter 13 Qualitative Research 365 Chapter 14 Survey Research 391 Chapter 15 Evaluation Research 413 Chapter 16 Mixed Methods Approaches: Learning from Complementary Methods 437 Part III Analysis and Writing 453 Chapter 17 Critically Reviewing Research Reports and Literatures 455 Chapter 18 Writing the Research Report 485 References 513 Index 535

About the Author

Geoffrey Maruyama is Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. His books include Basics of Structural Equation Modeling (1998) and Research in Educational Settings (with Stanley Deno, 1992). He is a former President and Secretary Treasurer of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). Carey S. Ryan is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She is co-author of Data Analysis: A Model Comparison Approach (2nd ed., 2009) with Charles M. Judd and Gary H. McClelland.


?Maruyama and Ryan have produced an outstanding textbook very useful to the advanced scholar and yet accessible to the novice. The volume is sophisticated in its epistemology but easily read and understood. An excellent source for anyone who wants to know how to do research in the social sciences.? Professor Faye Crosby, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz ?This impressive and comprehensive volume is unparalleled in its ability to make sophisticated concepts and rigorous scientific methods accessible and easy to understand.? Dr. Linda R Tropp, Director, Psychology of Peace and Violence Program, University of Massachusetts

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