9780534574741

The Practice of Social Research (with InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534574741

  • ISBN10:

    0534574742

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-07-14
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This best-selling book covers all the major methods of social research. By emphasizing an understanding of the theoretical logic behind the research process and demonstrating preferred techniques, this book helps readers see methods as a way of thinking and gathering evidence.

Table of Contents

Preface xvi
Holographic Overview 1(13)
PART 1 An Introduction to Inquiry 14(74)
Human Inquiry and Science
16(25)
Paradigms, Theory, and Social Research
41(27)
The Idea of Causation in Social Research
68(20)
PART 2 The Structure of Inquiry 88(126)
Research Design
90(28)
Conceptualization, Operationalization, and Measurement
118(30)
Indexes, Scales, and Typologies
148(27)
The Logic of Sampling
175(39)
PART 3 Modes of Observation 214(142)
Experiments
216(21)
Survey Research
237(37)
Qualitative Field Research
274(29)
Unobstrusive Measures
303(28)
Evaluation Research
331(25)
PART 4 Analysis of Data 356(110)
Qualitative Data Analysis
358(25)
Quantifying Data
383(13)
Elementary Quantitative Analyses
396(20)
The Elaboration Model
416(18)
Social Statistics
434(32)
PART 5 The Social Context of Research 466
The Ethics and Politics of Social Research
468
The Uses of Social Research
490
Appendixes A1
A Using the Library
A2
B Social Research in Cyberspace
A8
C The Research Report
A16
D GSS Household Enumeration Questionnaire
A23
E Random Numbers
A33
F Distribution of Chi Square
A35
G Normal Curve Areas
A37
H Estimated Sampling Error
A38
I A Learner's Guide to SPSS 8.0
A46
J Twenty Questions a Journalist Should Ask about Poll Results
A75

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