The Practice of Social Research / Edition 13

The Practice of Social Research / Edition 13

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by Earl R. Babbie
     
 

In this edition of the most comprehensive, authoritative research methods text on the market, Earl Babbie offers the most cutting-edge and thorough revision ever. The new edition retains the strengths that made it the best-selling text in the market while seamlessly integrating qualitative material throughout and adding an additional chapter on Qualitative Data… See more details below

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In this edition of the most comprehensive, authoritative research methods text on the market, Earl Babbie offers the most cutting-edge and thorough revision ever. The new edition retains the strengths that made it the best-selling text in the market while seamlessly integrating qualitative material throughout and adding an additional chapter on Qualitative Data Analysis (13). The book is known for being straightforward, with a broad set of topics. It has great illustrations, comprehensive overviews, detailed discussions, brief outlines, and a concrete, well-defined chapter structure. Its reputation for being very readable continues through its use of minimum jargon and math, along with use of humor throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133049791
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
109,736
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexv
Acknowledgmentsxxv
Part 1An Introduction to Inquiry3
1Human Inquiry and Science4
2Paradigms, Theory, and Social Research32
3The Ethics and Politics of Social Research61
Part 2The Structuring of Inquiry85
4Research Design86
5Conceptualization, Operationalization, and Measurement118
6Indexes, Scales, and Typologies150
7The Logic of Sampling178
Part 3Modes of Observation219
8Experiments220
9Survey Research242
10Qualitative Field Research281
11Unobtrusive Research312
12Evaluation Research341
Part 4Analysis of Data367
13Qualitative Data Analysis369
14Quantitative Data Analysis395
15The Elaboration Model421
16Social Statistics440
17Reading and Writing Social Research472
AppendixesA1
AUsing the LibraryA2
BGSS Household Enumeration QuestionnaireA8
CRandom NumbersA18
DDistribution of Chi SquareA20
ENormal Curve AreasA22
FEstimated Sampling ErrorA23
GTwenty Questions a Journalist Should Ask about Poll ResultsA25

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