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By Tate M. Slaven, ’14
St. Bonaventure University associate professor of psychology Dr. Gregory Privitera’s college textbook about research methods has been awarded the 2014 Most Promising New Textbook Award.
The national honor is awarded by the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA), a national, nonprofit membership association dedicated solely to assisting textbook and academic authors.
The award, for Privitera’s “Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences” recognizes excellence in first-year edition textbooks and learning material.
“It is quite an honor to have my book chosen among all new textbooks considered for this award,” Privitera said. “It is essential that I recognize my brilliant editorial team at Sage Publications for their hard work and support in producing this book. A lot of work goes into writing a textbook, and it is sincerely humbling to be recognized for that hard work.”
With a conversational, student-friendly writing style, Privitera’s book shows how methods and statistics work together and enable the testing of hypotheses through use of the scientific method.
Privitera will be presented with the award during an awards luncheon at TAA’s 27th Annual Textbook and Academic Authoring Conference in Baltimore, Md., on June 21.
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