First Edition   ©2016

Loose-leaf Version for Discovering the Scientist Within

Gary W. Lewandowski, Jr. , Natalie J. Ciarocco , David B Strohmetz

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-7807-0; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-7807-8; Format: Loose Leaf Sheets, 448 pages

Discovering the Scientist Within offers an utterly unique approach to the research methods course. Rather than taking students through statistical methods one at a time, the authors provide a series of realistic and engaging case studies with each design-focused chapter presenting a single study start to finish. These chapters, each with fully integrated online activities and resources in LaunchPad Solo, ask students to consider a specific scenario, then work through the essential steps of the study:

  • formulate a research question
  • review the literature
  • construct a data collection method
  • consider ethics
  • refinine the method
  • gather data
  • interpret statistical results
  • report the results in APA style


With this hands-on interactive format, students develop a better understanding of the way professional researchers work, and invaluable experience in the basic steps that comprise all studies.