This ten chapter research methods text, Research Methods is authored by Dr. Christopher Heffner and is written for both undergraduate and graduate students in education, psychology, and the social sciences.

It focuses on the basics of research design and the critical analysis of professional research in the social sciences from developing a theory, selecting subjects, and testing subjects to performing statistical analysis and writing the research report.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Research

Chapter 2: The Research Report

Chapter 3: Research Tools of the Trade

Chapter 4: Single Subject Design

Chapter 5: Experimental Design

Chapter 6: Other Research Designs

Chapter 7: Variables, Validity, and Reliability

Chapter 8: Descriptive Statistics

Chapter 9: Inferential Statistics

Chapter 10: Critical Analysis