How It's Done: An Invitation to Social Research (with InfoTrac) / Edition 2

How It's Done: An Invitation to Social Research (with InfoTrac) / Edition 2

by Emily Stier Adler, Roger Clark
     
 

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ISBN-10: 053458814X

ISBN-13: 9780534588144

Pub. Date: 07/11/2002

Publisher: Wadsworth

This text provides balanced coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods of social research with a unique behind the scenes" approach: chapters are built upon focal research pieces and excerpts from real research projects, and present the insights and perspectives of workers conducting real-world research. The text guides students through the many stages of

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This text provides balanced coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods of social research with a unique behind the scenes" approach: chapters are built upon focal research pieces and excerpts from real research projects, and present the insights and perspectives of workers conducting real-world research. The text guides students through the many stages of social research—from selecting a researchable question and designing a study to selecting the best method of data analysis for a particular study—and prepares them for the ethical issues and problems that they may face along the way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534588144
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
07/11/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Uses of Social Research. 2. Theory and Research. 3. Ethics and Social Research. 4. Selecting Researchable Topics and Questions. Summing Up: Doing Ethical and Practical Research. 5. Sampling. 6. Measurement. 7. Cross-sectional, Longitudinal and Case Study Designs. 8. Experimental Research. Summing Up: Planning a Study. 9. Questionnaires and Structured Interviews. 10. Qualitative Interviewing. 11. Observation Techniques. 12. Using Available Data. 13. Content Analysis. 14. Applied Social Research. Summing Up: Methods of Data Collection. 15. Quantitative Data Analysis. 16. Qualitative Data Analysis. Summing Up: Methods of Data Analysis. Glossary. References.

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