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Adapted from the extremely successful Social Research Methods, this exciting new book is a concise introduction to the process of social research. Using clear, accessible language and examples from real research, Lawrence Neuman guides readers through the process of planning, implementing, analyzing, and reporting social research projects.
Table of Contents
|Doing Social Research|
|Alternatives to Social Research|
|How Science Works|
|Steps in the Research Process Dimensions of Research|
|Theory and Research|
|What Is Theory?|
|The Parts of Theory|
|The Aspects of Theory|
|The Dynamic Duo|
|Ethics in Social Research The Individual Researcher|
|Why Be Ethical? Power Relations|
|Ethical Issues Involving Research Participants|
|Mandated Protections of Research Participants|
|Ethics and the Scientific Community|
|Ethics and the Sponsors of Research|
|Politics of Research|
|Value Free and Objective Research|
|Reviewing the Scholarly Literature and Planning a Study|
|Where to Find Research Literature|
|Using the Internet for Social Research|
|Qualitative and Quantitative Orientations Toward Research|
|Qualitative Design Issues|
|Quantitative Design Issues|
|Conducting Quantitative Research|
|Formulating Hypotheses and Measuring Variables|
|Why Measure? Quantitative and Qualitative Measurement Parts of the Measurement Process|
|Reliability and Validity|
|A Guide to Quantitative Measurement|
|Sampling Nonprobability Sampling|
|The Logic of Survey Research|
|Construction the Questionnaire|
|Types of Surveys: Advantages and Disadvantages|
|The Ethical Survey|
|Experimental Design Logic|
|Internal and External Validity|
|Results of Experimental Research: Making Comparisons|
|A Word on Ethics|
|Existing Statistics/Documents and Secondary Analysis|
|Issues of Inference and Theory Testing|
|Statistical Analysis Dealing with Data|
|Results with One Variable|
|Results with Two Variables|
|More Than Two Variables|
|Conducting Qualitative Research|
|The Logic of Field Research|
|Choosing a Site and Gaining Access|
|Relations in the Field|
|Observing and Collecting Data|
|The Field Research Interview|
|Leaving the Field|
|Ethical Dilemmas of Field Research|
|The Logic of Historical Comparative Research|
|Steps in a Historical-Comparative Research Project|
|Data and Evidence in Historical Context|
|Equivalence in Historical Comparative Research|
|Qualitative Data Analysis|
|Comparing Methods of Data Analysis|
|Coding and Concept Formation|
|Analytic Strategies for Qualitative Data|
|Writing A Research Report|
|Writing a Research Report|
|The Research Report|
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