Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Research Methods, Statistics, and Applications, Third Edition!

The third edition of Research Methods, Statistics, and Applications by Kathrynn A. Adams and Eva K. McGuire consistently integrates the interrelated concepts of research methods and statistics to better explain how the research process requires a combination of these two elements. This best-selling combined text includes numerous examples and practical applications from the latest research across the social and behavioral sciences. The conversational tone and emphasis on decision-making engages students in the research process and demonstrates the value of rigorous research in academic settings and beyond. The end goal of this book is to spark students' interest in conducting research and to increase their ability to critically analyze research in their daily lives. The third edition includes a new chapter on measurement to better highlight the critical importance of this topic, updates for the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, new examples related to social justice, a new section on case studies, and more thorough integration of research ethics information and tips throughout each chapter.

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We gratefully acknowledge Kathrynn A. Adams and Eva K. McGuire for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Kathrynn A. Adams and Eva K. McGuire of Guilford College for developing the resources on this site.