Investigating the Social World : The Process and Practice of Research

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-10-26
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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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
Survey Research
Qualitative Methods
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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