Graziano and Raulin (8th ed)Graziano & Raulin
Research Methods (8th edition)

How to Use the Textbook Website

The Student Resource Website was designed to complement and extend the material in the Graziano and Raulin Research Methods textbook. Many of the resources are keyed to specific chapters in the text. Others are available for specific tasks, such as writing a research paper or conducting a library research project. Listed below are a few helpful hints to make this website easy to use and helpful in your course and beyond.

Navigating the Website

The Table of Contents can be found on the left hand side of the screen.  You will find it helpful in navigating to most of the resources on the website, but if you are looking for a specific item and cannot remember where it is, you may want to use the Index (listed twice, near the top and near the bottom of the Table of Contents).

Changing the Size of the Font

Depending on the size of the screen and the quality of your eyes, you may want to make the size of the font larger or smaller. A larger font will be easier to see, but a smaller font will fit more information on a single screen. If you are using Internet Explorer, you change the font size by clicking on the View Menu and then clicking on Font Size. Similar procedures can change the font size in Netscape or Foxfire.

Browser Selection

We have developed this website with an eye to making it functional with virtually any web browser. However, if you have a very old browser, you may find that some of the features of the website are inaccessible. If you find that that is the case, you may want to consider updating your browser. 

You can obtain updated browsers free of charge. For example, is the site for Netscape. You can download the latest version of the Netscape navigator from this site. You can obtain the latest version of Internet Explorer from the Microsoft website ( and the latest version of Firefox from the Mozilla website ( Apple has recently entered the browser war with its browser: Opera. You can download a free copy at the Apple website (

Browser Tutorials

If you have little background in using a web browser program, such as Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, or Mozilla  Firefox, you may want to take a few minutes to look over our web browser tutorials

Note that the words "web browser tutorials" are in a different color from the rest of the text and are underlined. Any time you see that, you know that that is a link to another page. In this case, it is a link to our web browser tutorial page. To go there, all you need to do is click on the link.

Help Menu

You can access the help menu from the Table of Contents. There are also context-sensitive help buttons, labeled SPECIFIC HELP, that can be found in various sections of the website.

 We hope that you find this Student Resource Website helpful and that it enhances your overall learning experience.