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Experimental Design: Procedures for Behavioral Sciences
Written by a renowned psychologist Roger E. Kirk of Baylor University, this classic text provides the graduate student in experimental design with detailed coverage of the designs and techniques with the greatest potential use in behavioral research. Kirk's book is known for its emphasis on the logical rather than the mathematical basis of experimental design; for its ...more
Hardcover, 944 pages
Published November 11th 1994 by Wadsworth Publishing Company
(first published December 1982)
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It must be said that the content is solid, and it must be recognized that this is an enduring classic in experimental methods and statistics. But in this excruciating doorstop, Kirk gives us the perfect example of how NOT to write about statistics. The style is much too obscure and dry, making the text completely inacessible to a novice. And the sad part is, this is entirely unecessary -- these concepts could be presented in a simple, easy-to-digest format. Advanced-level graduate students may ...more