Research Methods and Communication in the Social Sciences

Research Methods and Communication in the Social Sciences

by Tesfa G Gebremedhin, Luther G. Tweeten
     
 

This work was developed for graduate students, professors, and others involved in research in the social sciences. This practical work emphasizes that science is more than an organized body of knowledge. It is a method of reasoned thinking that manages the research process and the reporting of reliable knowledge. The work goes through the steps of identifying and

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This work was developed for graduate students, professors, and others involved in research in the social sciences. This practical work emphasizes that science is more than an organized body of knowledge. It is a method of reasoned thinking that manages the research process and the reporting of reliable knowledge. The work goes through the steps of identifying and stating a problem, formulating and stating an hypothesis, developing and conducting analysis, interpreting results, and drawing conclusions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275949303
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1The Foundation of the Scientific Research Method1
2Guidelines for Conducting Scientific Research35
3Guidelines for Preparing Research Grant Proposals73
4Guidelines for Communicating Scientific Research91
5Guidelines for Reviewing Manuscripts109
6Guidelines for Library Literature Search117
Appendixes125
Appendix 1 - Proposal Format Guidelines of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (NERCRD)127
Appendix 2 - Sample Research Proposal 1: An Economic Analysis of Alternative Sources of Household Income for Farm Families131
Appendix 3 - Essentials of a Project Outline for Hatch, McIntire-Stennis, or State Matching Funds145
Appendix 4 - Sample Research Proposal 2: An Analysis of Rural Health Services in Louisiana149
Index163

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