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This book provides balanced coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods of social research with a unique "behind the scenes" approach: Chapters are built on focal research pieces and excerpts from real research projects, and they present the insights and perspectives of workers conducting real-world research. The book guides readers through the many stages of social research--from selecting a researchable question and designing a study to selecting the best method of data analysis for a particular study--and prepares them for the ethical issues and problems that they may face along the way.
Table of Contents
|The Uses of Social Research|
|Theory and Research|
|Ethics and Social Research|
|Selecting Researchable Topics and Questions|
|Cross-sectional, Longitudinal, and Case Study Designs|
|Questionnaires and Structured Interviews|
|Using Available Data|
|Content Analysis and Comparing Methods|
|Applied Social Research|
|Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis|
|Writing the Research Report|
|Random Number Table|
|Checklist for Preparing a Research Proposal|
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