Research Methods in the Social Sciences w/Data Bank CD / Edition 7

Research Methods in the Social Sciences w/Data Bank CD / Edition 7

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by Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, David Nachmias
     
 

This acclaimed text offers a comprehensive, systematic treatment of the scientific approach to research within the context of the social sciences.   It leads students through seven major, interrelated stages of research methods: definition of the research problem, statement of hypothesis, research design, measurement, data collection, data

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This acclaimed text offers a comprehensive, systematic treatment of the scientific approach to research within the context of the social sciences.   It leads students through seven major, interrelated stages of research methods: definition of the research problem, statement of hypothesis, research design, measurement, data collection, data analysis, and generalization.The new edition features a new Data Bank CD and an appendix introducing students to SPSS.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780716755197
Publisher:
Worth Publishers
Publication date:
03/06/2007
Edition description:
Seventh Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
64,212
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Foundations of Empirical Research
1. The Scientific Approach
2. Conceptual Foundations of Research
3. Basic Elements of Research
4. Ethics in Social Science Research

Part II. Design and Structure of Research
5. Research Designs: Experiments
6. Research Designs: Cross-Sectional and Quasi-Experimental Designs
7. Measurement
8. Sampling and Sampling Designs

Part III. Data Collection
9. Observational Methods
10. Survey Research
11. Questionnaire Construction
12. Qualitative Research
13. Secondary Data Analysis and Sources

Part IV. Data Processing and Analysis
14. Data Preparation and Analysis
15. The Univariate Distribution
16. Bivariate Analysis
17. Control, Elaboration, and Multivariate Analysis
18. Index Construction and Scaling Methods
19. Inferences

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