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In this new Seventh Edition of his perennially successful social research text, author Russell K. Schutt continues to make research come alive through stories that illustrate the methods presented in each chapter, and hands-on exercises that help students learn by doing. Investigating the Social World, Seventh Edition helps readers understand research methods as an integrated whole, appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and understand the need to make ethical research decisions. They will also learn about contemporary social issues like homelessness, drug abuse, and the effect of the Internet on social relations.
Table of Contents
|Science, Society, and Social Research|
|The Process and Problems of Social Research|
|Research Ethics and Philosophies|
|Conceptualization and Measurement|
|Research Design and Causation|
|Qualitative Data Analysis|
|Evaluation and Policy Research|
|Historical and Comparative Research|
|Secondary Data Analysis and Content Analysis|
|Quantitative Data Analysis|
|Summarizing and Reporting Research|
|Summaries of Frequently Cited Research Articles|
|Questions to Ask About a Research Article|
|How to Read a Research Article|
|Table of Random Numbers|
|How to Use a Statistical Package|
|Annotated List of Web Sites|
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