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Practice of Social Research

Earl R Babbie
Practice of Social Research

Practice of Social Research

Earl R Babbie

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Balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative approaches helps you employ both techniques in your research. Abstract theory is illustrated with humour and down-to-earth metaphors. This edition also discusses ethics and postmodernism.

- Publisher This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting book for the course offers students a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by sociologists and other social scientists. Emphasizing the importance of the research process, the book shows students how social scientists design research studies, introduces the variety of observation modes used by sociologists, and covers the "how-tos" and "whys" of social research methods. Students learn how to conduct various types of research, when it is appropriate to use each method, and how to analyze qualitative and quantitative data using the Elaboration Model. The 10th edition provides students with the necessary tools for understanding social research methods and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the classroom--as researchers and as consumers of research. Retaining the authoritative coverage of the research process that has made the book a best-seller, the new edition is more student-friendly than ever. The new edition features a completely new chapter on reading and writing social research, a streamlined organization, a new running glossary, and a new Research Writing and Chapter Tutorial CD-ROM that not only helps students every step of the way in writing research papers, but also links to chapter by chapter online tutorials that will help them master the concepts and techniques of the course.

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Balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative approaches helps you employ both techniques in your research. Abstract theory is illustrated with humour and down-to-earth metaphors. This edition also discusses ethics and postmodernism.
- Publisher

This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting book for the course offers students a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by sociologists and other social scientists. Emphasizing the importance of the research process, the book shows students how social scientists design research studies, introduces the variety of observation modes used by sociologists, and covers the "how-tos" and "whys" of social research methods. Students learn how to conduct various types of research, when it is appropriate to use each method, and how to analyze qualitative and quantitative data using the Elaboration Model. The 10th edition provides students with the necessary tools for understanding social research methods and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the classroom--as researchers and as consumers of research. Retaining the authoritative coverage of the research process that has made the book a best-seller, the new edition is more student-friendly than ever. The new edition features a completely new chapter on reading and writing social research, a streamlined organization, a new running glossary, and a new Research Writing and Chapter Tutorial CD-ROM that not only helps students every step of the way in writing research papers, but also links to chapter by chapter online tutorials that will help them master the concepts and techniques of the course.
- Publisher

Table Of Contents

  • Part 1 Introduction To Inquiry: Human Inquiry And Science
  • Paradigms, Theory, And Research
  • The Nature Of Causation. Part 2 The Structuring Of Inquiry: Research
  • Design
  • Conceptualization And Measurement
  • Operationalization
  • Indexes, Scales, And Typologies
  • The Logic Of Sampling. Part 3 Modes Of Observation: Experiments
  • Survey Research
  • Field Research
  • Unobtrusive Research
  • Evaluation Research. Part 4 Analysis Of Data: Quantifying Data
  • Elementary Analyses
  • The Elaboration Model
  • Social Statistics. Part 5 The Social Context Of Research: The Ethics And
  • Politics Of Social Research
  • The Uses Of Social Research. Appendices: Using The Library
  • Social Research In Cyberspace
  • The Research Report
  • Gss Household Enumeration Questionnaire
  • Random Numbers
  • Distribution Of Chi Square
  • Normal Curve Areas
  • Estimated Sampling Error
  • A Learner's Guide To Spss
  • 20 Questions A Journalist Should Ask About Poll Results.

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  • Catalogue Code 128428
  • Product Code 053450468X
  • EAN 9780534504687
  • Pages 127
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Nelson Thomas Learning
  • Publication Date Aug 1997
  • Dimensions 254 x 203 x 38 mm
  • Weight 1.247kg

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