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Table of Contents
|Why do research?|
|On What Basis Do You Make Decisions?|
|How Do We Know What We Know?|
|Ways of Knowing Without Research Developing Critical Thinking Skills What is Empirical Social Research?|
|Research versus Empirical Social Research What do you need for Good Social Research?|
|Varieties of Social Research Fit the Question You Want to Answer With a Type of Social Research Exploring|
|Describing Explaining Evaluating Steps in the Research Process|
|What have you learned?|
|Applying what you learned|
|Planning a Study Picking a Study Topic Conducting a Review Past Studies Where do you find the research literature?|
|How to conduct a literature review: A six step process Focusing on a Research Question The Research Proposal|
|Becoming an Ethical Researcher|
|The Ethical Imperative Scientific Misconduct Unethical but Legal Ethical Issues Involving Research|
|Participants Protect Research|
|Participants from Harm Strict Limits to Using Deception in Research|
|Participation Should be Voluntary and Informed Protecting the Privacy of Research|
|Participant Information Extra Protections for Special Populations Formal Protections for Research|
|Participants Ethics and the Sponsors of Research Politics of Research|
|Value-Free and Objective Research|
|Sampling, How to select a few to represent the many How and Why do Samples Work?|
|Focusing on at a specific group: four types of non-random samples|
|Convenience Quota Purposive Snowball Coming to Conclusions about Large Populations|
|Why Use a Random Sample Types of Random Samples Three Specialized|
|Sampling Techniques Random Digit Dialing Within Household Samples|
|Sampling Hidden Populations Inferences from a Sample to a Population|
|How to Reduce Sampling Errors How Large Should My Sample Be?|
|How to Create a Zone of Confidence What Have You Learned?|
|Measuring Social Life, How Many?|
|Making Aspects of the Social World Visible Measuring with Numbers or Words|
|How to Create Good Measures: Reliability and Validity A Guide to Quantitative Measures|
|How to create an Index How to create a Scale|
|What have you Learned?|
|The Survey: Asking People Questions What is a Social Survey?|
|How to Conduct a Survey Writing Good Survey Questions Effective Questionnaire|
|Design Tips Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Survey Formats Survey Interviewing|
|The Experiment Doing Experiments in Everyday Life|
|What Questions Can You Answer with the Experimental Method?|
|Why Assign People Randomly?|
|Do You Speak the Language of Experimental Design?|
|Experimental Validity Inside and Out|
|What You Can See In Experimental Results with Comparison|
|How to be Ethical in Experiments|
|What did you Learn?|
|Research With Non-Reactive|
|Measures Analyzing Physical Evidence for Clues About Social Life|
|Revealing the Content Buried Within Communication Messages|
|Mining Existing Statistical Sources to Answer|
|New Questions Answering|
|New Questions Using Survey Data Collected by Others|
|Conducting Ethical Non-Reactive Research Chap|
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