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May 2023
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The first of three volumes, the five sections of this book cover a variety of issues important in developing, designing, and analyzing data to produce high-quality research efforts and cultivate a productive research career. First, leading scholars from around the world provide a step-by-step guide to doing research in the social and behavioral sciences. After discussing some of the basics, the various authors next focus on the important building blocks of any study. In section three, various types of quantitative and qualitative research designs are discussed, and advice is provided regarding best practices of each. The volume then provides an introduction to a variety of important and cutting-edge statistical analyses. In the last section of the volume, nine chapters provide information related to what it takes to have a long and successful research career. Throughout the book, example and real-world research efforts from dozens of different disciplines are discussed.


‘This is an impressive volume with chapters written by well-qualified scholars on a wide variety of topics covering every step along the way of a research project, from theoretical foundations to study design to data collection to data analysis to career advice. I am glad to have this handbook at my fingertips.’

Brad J. Bushman - The Ohio State University, USA

‘This methods handbook wonderfully covers all aspects of research methods including topics that similar volumes often miss like theory development, working outside of academia, and how to be a successful scholar. It is a great read and wonderful addition to any scholar’s library.’

Bradley M. Okdie - The Ohio State University, USA

‘This book covers many topics in methodology and statistics from a wide variety of voices and perspectives. Collectively, they comprise what might be the most comprehensive single book about how to conduct social-behavioral research. Even more than covering the design and conduct of research, the book situates the reader in their role as a scholar, teacher, reviewer, and colleague in advancing rigorous and credible research.’

Brian Nosek - University of Virginia, USA

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