Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research / Edition 7

Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research / Edition 7

by Russell K. Schutt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412999804

ISBN-13: 9781412999809

Pub. Date: 10/27/2011

Publisher: SAGE Publications

A student-friendly textbook that introduces the most cutting-edge research methods applied to engaging social issues

In this new Seventh Edition of his perennially successful social research text, author Russell K. Schutt, an award-winning researcher and teacher, continues to make research come alive through research stories that illustrate the methods presented

Overview

A student-friendly textbook that introduces the most cutting-edge research methods applied to engaging social issues

In this new Seventh Edition of his perennially successful social research text, author Russell K. Schutt, an award-winning researcher and teacher, continues to make research come alive through research stories that illustrate the methods presented in each chapter. Through numerous examples and hands-on exercises that help students learn by doing, Investigating the Social World, Seventh Edition helps readers understand research methods as an integrated whole. Readers will learn to appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and understand the need to make ethical research decisions, while also learning about contemporary social issues like homelessness, drug abuse, disasters, and the effects of social networking on interpersonal relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412999809
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/27/2011
Edition description:
Seventh Edition
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Science, Society, and Social Research
The Process and Problems of Social Research
Research Ethics and Philosophies
Conceptualization and Measurement
Sampling
Research Design and Causation
Experiments
Survey Research
Qualitative Methods
Qualitative Data Analysis
Evaluation and Policy Research
Historical and Comparative Research
Secondary Data Analysis and Content Analysis
Quantitative Data Analysis
Summarizing and Reporting Research
Appendix A: Summaries of Frequently Cited Research Articles
Appendix B: Questions to Ask About a Research Article
Appendix C: How to Read a Research Article
Appendix D: Table of Random Numbers
Appendix E: How to Use a Statistical Package
Appendix F: Annotated List of Web Sites
Bibliography
Credits
Glossary/Index

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