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Acknowledgments

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.