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The Practice of Social Research, 12th Edition / Edition 12
     

The Practice of Social Research, 12th Edition / Edition 12

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by Earl R. Babbie
 

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ISBN-10: 0495598410

ISBN-13: 9780495598411

Pub. Date: 02/03/2009

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Known as the gold standard of research methods texts, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH, 12th Edtion, is a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research as practiced by social scientists. This best-selling text emphasizes the research process by showing readers how to design research studies, introducing the various observation modes in use

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Known as the gold standard of research methods texts, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH, 12th Edtion, is a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research as practiced by social scientists. This best-selling text emphasizes the research process by showing readers how to design research studies, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering questions about research methods--such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH provides the tools readers need to apply social research concepts inside the classroom and out, and as both researchers and consumers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495598411
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


PART I: AN INTRODUCTION TO INQUIRY. 1. Human Inquiry and Science. 2. Paradigms, Theory, and Social Research. 3. The Ethics and Politics of Social Research. PART II: THE STRUCTURING OF INQUIRY: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE. 4. Research Design. 5. Conceptualization, Operationalization, and Measurement. 6. Indexes, Scales, and Typologies. 7. The Logic of Sampling. PART III: MODES OF OPERATION: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE. 8. Experiments. 9. Survey Research. 10. Qualitative Field Research. 11. Unobtrusive Research. 12. Evaluation Research. PART IV: ANALYSIS OF DATA: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE. 13. Qualitative Data Analysis. 14. Quantitative Data Analysis. 15. The Elaboration Model. 16. Statistical Analyses. 17. Reading and Writing Social Research. Appendix A: Using the Library. Appendix B: GSS Household Enumeration Questionnaire. Appendix C: Random Numbers. Appendix D: Distribution of Chi Square. Appendix E: Normal Curve Areas. Appendix F: Estimated Sampling Error. Appendix G: Twenty Questions a Journalist Should Ask about Poll Results.

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