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The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods / Edition 2
     

The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods / Edition 2

by Leonard Bickman, Debra J. Rog
 

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ISBN-10: 1412950317

ISBN-13: 9781412950312

Pub. Date: 08/27/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The Second Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods provides students and researchers with the most comprehensive resource covering core methods, research designs, and data collection, management, and analysis issues. This thoroughly revised edition continues to place critical emphasis on finding the tools that best fit the research question

Overview

The Second Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods provides students and researchers with the most comprehensive resource covering core methods, research designs, and data collection, management, and analysis issues. This thoroughly revised edition continues to place critical emphasis on finding the tools that best fit the research question given the constraints of deadlines, budget, and available staff. Each chapter offers guidance on how to make intelligent and conscious tradeoffs so that one can refine and hone the research question as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place.

Each chapter has been enhanced pedagogically to include more step-by-step procedures, more practical examples from various settings to illustrate the method, parameters to define when the method is most appropriate and when it is not appropriate. The editors also include numerous graphs, models, tip boxes to provide teaching and learning tools.

Key Features of the Second Edition

  • Emphasizes applying research techniques, particularly in "real-world" settings in which there are various data, money, time, and political constraints
  • Contains new chapters on mixed methods, qualitative comparative analysis, concept mapping, and internet data collection
  • Offers a newly developed section that serves as a guide for students who are attempting to translate the content in the chapters into action

Intended Audience

This Handbook is appropriate for introductory and intermediate research methods courses that focus intently on practical applications and a survey of the many methods available to budding researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412950312
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/27/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
680
Sales rank:
1,120,078
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
WHY A HANDBOOK OF APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH? - Leonard Bickman & Debra J. Rog
PART I. APPROACHES TO APPLIED RESEARCH
1. Applied Research Design - Leonard Bickman & Debra J. Rog
2. Design Sensitivity: Statistical Power for Applied Experimental Research - Mark W. Lipsey & Sean M. Hurley
3. Practical Sampling - Gary T. Henry
4. Planning Ethically Responsible Research - Joan E. Sieber
PART II. APPLIED RESEARCH DESIGNS
5. Randomized Controlled Trials for Evaluation and Planning - Robert F. Boruch, David Weisburd, Herbert M.Turner III, Allison Karpyn & Julia Littell
6. Quasi-experimentation - Melvin A. Mark & Charles S. Reichardt
7. Designing a Qualitative Study - Joseph A. Maxwell
8. How to Do Better Case Studies (with Illustrations from 20 Exemplary Case Studies) - Robert K. Yin
9. Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Research - Abbas Tashakkori & Charles Teddlie
10. Organizational Diagnosis - Michael I. Harrison
11. Research Synthesis and Meta-analysis - Harris M. Cooper, Erika A. Patall & James J. Lindsay
PART III. PRACTICAL DATA COLLECTION
12. Design and Evaluation of Survey Questions - Floyd J. Fowler Jr. & Carol Cosenza
13. Internet Survey Methods - Samuel J. Best & Chase H. Harrison
14. Concept Mapping for Applied Social Research - Mary Kane & William Trochim
15. Mail Surveys - Thomas W. Mangione & Janet H. Van Ness
16. Methods for Sampling and Interviewing in Telephone Surveys - Paul J. Lavrakas
17. Ethnography - David M. Fetterman
18. Group Depth Interviews: Focus Group Research - David W. Stewart, Prem N. Shamdasani & Dennis W. Rook
Applied Research Design - Leonard Bickman, Debra Rog
Designing a Qualitative Study - Joseph Maxwell
Practical Sampling - Gary Henry
Planning Ethically Responsible Research - Joan Sieber
Randomized Controlled Experiements for Evaluation - Robert Boruch
Quasi-Experimentation - Melvin Mark, Charles Reichardt
Abridged Version of Case Study Research: Design and Method - Robert Yin
Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis - Harris Cooper, Erika Patall, James Lindsay
Design and Evaluation of Survey Questions - Floyd Fowler, Carol Cosenza
Organizational Diagnosis and Assessment - Michael Harrison
Mail Surveys - Thomas Mangione
Methods for Sampling and Interviewing in Telephone Surveys - Paul Lavrakas
Ethnography - David Fetterman
Focus Group Research: Exploration and Discovery - David Stewart, Prem Shamdasani, Dennis Rook
Concept Mapping - Mary Kane, William Trochim
Internet Data Collection - Samuel Best
Mixed Methods - Abbas Tashakkori, Charles Teddlie
Comparative Analysis - Benoit Rihoux, Charles Ragin

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