ISBN-10:
1483380610
ISBN-13:
9781483380612
Pub. Date:
01/20/2015
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation / Edition 5

Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation / Edition 5

by Daniel F. Chambliss, Russell K. Schutt

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ISBN-13: 9781483380612
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/20/2015
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 166,137
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Daniel F. Chambliss, Ph D, is the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, where he has taught since 1981. He received his Ph D from Yale University in 1982; later that year, his thesis research received the American Sociological Association’s Medical Sociology Dissertation Prize. In 1988, he published the book Champions: The Making of Olympic Swimmers, which received the Book of the Year Prize from the U.S. Olympic Committee. In 1989, he received the American Sociology Association (ASA)’s Theory Prize for work on organizational excellence based on his swimming research. Recipient of both Fulbright and Rockefeller Foundation fellowships, he published his second book, Beyond Caring: Hospitals, Nurses, and the Social Organization of Ethics, in 1996; for that work, he was awarded the ASA’s Elliot Freidson Prize in Medical Sociology. In 2014, Harvard University Press published his book, How College Works, coauthored with his former student Christopher G. Takacs. His research and teaching interests include organizational analysis, higher education, social theory, and comparative research methods. In 2018, he received the ASA’s national career award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching.


Russell K. Schutt, Ph D, is a professor and the chair of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a lecturer on sociology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts Mental Health Center). He completed his BA, MA, and Ph D (1977) at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Sociology of Social Control Training Program at Yale University (1977–1979). His other books include Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research and Fundamentals of Social Work Research (with Ray Engel), Making Sense of the Social World (with Dan Chambliss), and Research Methods in Psychology (with Paul G. Nestor)—all with SAGE Publications, as well as Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Illness (Harvard University Press) and Social Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (coedited with Larry J. Seidman and Matcheri S. Keshavan, also Harvard University Press). Most of his peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters focus on the effect of social context on cognition, satisfaction, functioning, and recidivism, the orientations of service recipients and of service and criminal justice personnel, and the organization of health and social services. He is currently a coinvestigator for a randomized trial of peer support for homeless dually diagnosed veterans, funded by the Veterans Administration.

Table of Contents

1. Science, Society, and Social Research
2. The Process and Problems of Social Research
3. Conceptualization and Measurement
4. Sampling
5. Causation and Experimental Design
6. Survey Research
7.Qualitative Methods: Observing, Participating, Listening
8. Evaluation Research
9. Elementary Data Analysis
10. Reviewing, Proposing, and Reporting Research

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