David B Strohmetz


“Well written and accessible, engaging, covers the material using examples... I love this book. It is so much more engaging than other research methods textbooks. The authors did a tremendous job. It is also well organized and the pictures break up the text nicely.”
— Amy Przeworski, Case Western Reserve University

“I think this book pitches research methods at the right level where it's friendly and understandable enough for a complete novice, but in depth enough to satisfy the most curious... Although many books have examples (some more thorough than others) this book walks students through the actual thought process of designing and conducting research. This allows for a better understanding that there is no one right answer for how to design a study- rather, designing studies is a series of considering the benefits and drawbacks of particular methods and making good, justifiable decisions.”
— Candice Burkett, University of Illinois at Chicago

“This is the best explanation of scientific writing I have ever seen in a textbook. It covers all of the topics, concerns, and tips that I want to convey to my students. In particular, the writing style tips are very valuable. Many texts just focus on APA rules and guidelines, but this text teaches the reader how to use scientific writing style... I have never read a book that more clearly explains research methods concepts.”
— Heather Wild, Portland State University

“Covers the gamut of things students need to learn - it's not just about methods in isolation. It teaches methods, but in the context of other important research skills, like literature reviews, data collection and analysis, ethical dilemmas in research, writing up in APA style, etc. It's written in a straightforward and engaging way without being too simplistic. The examples are generally relevant and interesting - a good way to hold students' attention.”
— Tess Neal, Arizona State University

“I've only used this text for one semester so far and students overwhelmingly thought that I should adopt it again.”
— Pamela Schuetze, The State University of New York at Buffalo


David B Strohmetz

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