This book would certainly not exist without the support of several organizations and individuals. California State University, Fresno has provided me the space and time to conduct research, to teach about conducting research, and now to write about conducting research. My colleagues in the Department of Psychology have been generous with their advice and encouragement. Karl Oswald, in particular, has been a valued source of ideas related to teaching—especially the teaching of research methods—for many years now. At Unnamed Publisher, Michael Boezi provided the original impetus for this project, and Jenn Yee and Melissa Yu kept it moving forward.
The following external reviewers provided numerous comments and suggestions that improved the book tremendously.
Stan Morse, University of Massachuetts Boston
Gary Starr, Metropolitan State University
Seth Wagerman, California Lutheran University
Harold Stanislaw, California State University, Stanislaus
Laura Edelman, Mulhenberg College
Harvey Ginsburg, Texas State University
Pamela Schuetze, SUNY College at Buffalo
Luis A. Vega, California State University, Bakersfield
Luis A. Cordón, Eastern Connecticut State University
Donald Keller, George Washington University
Di You, Alvernia University
April Fugett Fuller, Marshall University
Kristie Campana, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Carrie Wyland, Tulane University
Matthew Wiediger, MacMurray College
Finally, I would like to thank my family—Barb, Joe, and Vera—for bearing with me through this long process. I love you guys.