9780495812241

The Basics Of Social Research

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    9780495812241

  • ISBN10:

    0495812242

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting book presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana make this Fifth Edition thoroughly fascinating as it introduces you to the "how-tos" and "whys" of social research methods. The book's new qualitative coverage combined with its already strong quantitative material makes this new edition Babbie's best yet. Babbie, long respected in the field and renowned for his engaging and friendly writing style, gives you the tools you need for understanding social research methods and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the classroom as a researcher and as a consumer of research. With increased emphasis on qualitative research and practical applications, this Fifth Edition is authoritative yet student-friendly . . . and engaging enough to help you connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world.

Table of Contents

An Introduction To Inquiry
Human Inquiry and Science
Paradigms, Theory, and Research
The Ethics and Politics of Social Research
The Structuring Of Inquiry: Quantitative And Qualitative
Research Design
Conceptualization, Operationalization, and Measurement
Indexes, Scales, and Typologies
The Logic of Sampling
Modes Of Observation: Quantitative And Qualitative
Experiments
Survey Research
Qualitative Field Research
Unobtrusive Research
Evaluation Research
Analysis Of Data:Quantitative And Qualitative
Qualitative Data Analysis
Quantitative Data Analysis
Reading and Writing Social Research
Using the Library
Random Numbers
Distribution of Chi Square
Normal Curve Areas
Estimated Sampling Error
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Complete, Easy to Understand! May 28, 2011
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It was easy to sit down and read. The book's new qualitative coverage combined with its already strong quantitative material makes this new edition Babbie's best yet. It is engaging enough to help you connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. I would rate the seller 5 stars and I plan to buy from ecampus again in the future. Recommended.
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