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The Basics of Social Research

The Basics of Social Research Book
Author : Earl R. Babbie
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2016-01-01
ISBN : 9781305503076
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting text presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples, such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana, introduce students to the how-tos and whys of social research methods. Updated with new data, expanded coverage of online research and other topics, and new Learning Objectives for each chapter to focus students' attention on important concepts, this edition continues to be authoritative yet student-friendly and engaging as it helps students connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Basics of Social Research

Basics of Social Research Book
Author : William Lawrence Neuman,Karen Robson
Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
Release : 2011-01-15
ISBN : 9780205767403
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With its enhanced design and increased Canadian content, Basics of Social Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches sets a new standard in social research methods. The improved layout makes a difficult subject easier to understand, with a new four-colour, visually enhanced presentation.¿Updated Canadian content focuses on real research examples from Canadian studies to make social research accessible to students and demonstrate how social research has applications in the real world. Themed boxes and new¿end-of-chapter questions increases student learning and provides a foundation for further learning about social research methods.

The Basics of Social Research

The Basics of Social Research Book
Author : Earl R. Babbie
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2013-01-01
ISBN : 1285531590
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting text presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples, such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana, introduce students to the how-tos and whys of social research methods. With increased emphasis on qualitative research and practical applications, this edition is authoritative yet student-friendly and engaging enough to help students connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fundamentals of Social Research

Fundamentals of Social Research Book
Author : Earl R. Babbie,Lucia Benaquisto
Publisher : Scarborough, ON : Nelson Thomson Learning
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780176168384
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Earl Babbie, best-selling author in the field, is joined by Lucia Benaquisto, experienced researcher and teacher for The Basics of Social Research, First Canadian Edition. This outstanding author team makes abstract theory understandable with humour and down-to-earth examples. Canadian examples and Canadian social science research make the text even more relevant to students. This textbook is for a one semester course in research methods. The adaptation is unique because it took the American edition but added unique chapters and methods based on the reviewers? desire for comprehensive coverage. There is more material on ethics and qualitative research in the Canadian edition. There is also coverage of a more advanced topic, the elaboration model. This adaptation is also uniquein the Canadian market because of its rich ancillary package.

Principles and Methods of Social Research

Principles and Methods of Social Research Book
Author : William D. Crano,Marilynn B. Brewer,Andrew Lac
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-09-09
ISBN : 1317666062
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Used to train generations of social scientists, this thoroughly updated classic text covers the latest research techniques and designs. Applauded for its comprehensive coverage, the breadth and depth of content is unparalleled. Through a multi-methodology approach, the text guides readers toward the design and conduct of social research from the ground up. Explained with applied examples useful to the social, behavioral, educational, and organizational sciences, the methods described are intended to be relevant to contemporary researchers. The underlying logic and mechanics of experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental research strategies are discussed in detail. Introductory chapters covering topics such as validity and reliability furnish readers with a firm understanding of foundational concepts. Chapters dedicated to sampling, interviewing, questionnaire design, stimulus scaling, observational methods, content analysis, implicit measures, dyadic and group methods, and meta-analysis provide coverage of these essential methodologies. The book is noted for its: -Emphasis on understanding the principles that govern the use of a method to facilitate the researcher’s choice of the best technique for a given situation. - Use of the laboratory experiment as a touchstone to describe and evaluate field experiments, correlational designs, quasi experiments, evaluation studies, and survey designs. -Coverage of the ethics of social research including the power a researcher wields and tips on how to use it responsibly. The new edition features: -A new co-author, Andrew Lac, instrumental in fine tuning the book’s accessible approach and highlighting the most recent developments at the intersection of design and statistics. -More learning tools including more explanation of the basic concepts, more research examples, tables, and figures, and the addition of bold faced terms, chapter conclusions, discussion questions, and a glossary. -Extensive revision of chapter (3) on measurement reliability theory that examines test theory, latent factors, factor analysis, and item response theory. -Expanded coverage of cutting-edge methodologies including mediation and moderation, reliability and validity, missing data, and more physiological approaches such as neuroimaging and fMRIs. -A new web based resource package that features Power Points and discussion and exam questions for each chapter and for students chapter outlines and summaries, key terms, and suggested readings. Intended as a text for graduate or advanced undergraduate courses in research methods (design) in psychology, communication, sociology, education, public health, and marketing, an introductory undergraduate course on research methods is recommended.

Basics of Social Research Third Canadian Edition

Basics of Social Research  Third Canadian Edition  Book
Author : Lawrence W Neuman,Karen Robson
Publisher : Pearson Education Canada
Release : 2014-02-04
ISBN : 0205970095
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Note: To purchase the Interactive eText, please search for ISBN 10: 020599170X / ISBN 13: 9780205991709. Basics of Social Research helps students understand what researchers do and why, while preparing them to think critically about how content findings are created. The information in this text is presented in an easy to understand manner that allows students to see the importance of properly conducted research. Updated Canadian content focuses on real research examples from Canadian studies to make social research accessible to students, and to demonstrate how social research has real-world applications. Themed boxes, summary problems, and review questions facilitate student learning and help students understand that social research requires dedication, creativity, and mature judgement.

EBOOK Essentials of Social Research

EBOOK  Essentials of Social Research Book
Author : Linda Kalof,Amy Dan
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Release : 2008-10-16
ISBN : 0335236790
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Essentials of Social Research is a well-balanced and engaging treatment of the many facets of doing research. Capturing a trend toward the use of multiple methods and perspectives, the authors weave theoretical insights with interesting findings and applications on a variety of topics. Their use of common examples from one chapter to the next is an innovative way of conveying the value of a multi-method approach to inquiry. And, they let us in on a secret shared by many researchers, which is that research is fun and we enjoy doing it. There is something here for students across the spectrum of the social and behavioural sciences.” Daniel Druckman, George Mason University and the University of Queensland, Australia “Clearly written, well-thought out and logically organized, the book is an ideal text for all undergraduate courses. … I particularly like the book’s thoughtful discussion of the quantitative/qualitative debate. The authors are even-handed about the strengths and weaknesses of the methods, noting that each is appropriate some of the time, neither is appropriate all of the time and the best empirical research often combines the approaches. … Finally, the application problems at the end of each chapter are so well thought out that a faculty member need not spend hours developing the basic homework assignments and can focus on designing appropriate research project for the students.” Helen Roland, University of California, USA What is meant by ‘the scientific method’? How do I go about collecting data? Should I use qualitative methods, quantitative methods, or both? Essentials of Social Research is an introductory text designed to provide straightforward, clear answers to the key questions students have about research methods. Written for those with no prior background in social research methodology, it covers the fundamentals of social research, including: types of research, reasoning and data, basic logic of quantitative and qualitative inquiry, major data collection strategies, and the assessment of research findings. In addition, this handy guide: Offers ongoing exercises to illustrate the text material Covers basic critical thinking skills Emphasizes the complementary contributions of quantitative and qualitative methods Provides examples of research from published literature Essentials of Social Research is key reading for all undergraduate social scientists undertaking research.

Research Methods The Basics

Research Methods  The Basics Book
Author : Nicholas Walliman
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-12
ISBN : 1315528991
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Research Methods: The Basics is an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the different aspects of research theory, methods and practice. This second edition provides an expanded resource suitable for students and practitioners in a wide range of disciplines including the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. Structured in two parts – the first covering the nature of knowledge and the reasons for research, the second the specific methods used to carry out effective research and how to propose, plan, carry out and write up a research project – this book covers: • Reasons for doing a research project • Structuring and planning a research project • The ethical issues involved in research • Different types of data and how they are measured • Collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data in order to draw sound conclusions • Mixed methods and interdisciplinary research • Devising a research proposal and writing up the research • Motivation and quality of work. Complete with a glossary of key terms and guides to further reading, this book is an essential text for anyone coming to research for the first time.

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods Book
Author : William Lawrence Neuman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013-07-17
ISBN : 9781292020235
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods 7e is a highly regarded text that presents a comprehensive and balanced introduction to both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social research with an emphasis on the benefits of combining various approaches. New this edition: MyResearchKit--Social Research Methods 7E can be packaged with this text at no additional cost (ISBN: 0205751342) or purchased separately. MyResearchKit includes: * Multiple-choice practice test questions* Flashcards of key terms* Short research exercises (previously in the workbook)*Social Explorer: census data from 1790 - present* A Social Research in the News blog*Writing tutorial: covers documenting sources, avoiding plagiarism, and various kinds of writing assignments (literature reviews, abstracts, research proposals, etc.)*MySearchLab: a search engine for retrieving scholarly research articles from hundreds of academic journals

Introduction to Social Research

Introduction to Social Research Book
Author : Earl Babbie
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2010-02-01
ISBN : 9780840032201
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting book presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana make this Fifth Edition thoroughly fascinating as it introduces you to the "how-tos" and "whys" of social research methods. The book's new qualitative coverage combined with its already strong quantitative material makes this new edition Babbie's best yet. Babbie, long respected in the field and renowned for his engaging and friendly writing style, gives you the tools you need for understanding social research methods and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the classroom as a researcher and as a consumer of research. With increased emphasis on qualitative research and practical applications, this Fifth Edition is authoritative yet student-friendly . . . and engaging enough to help you connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world.

Do It Yourself Social Research Third Edition

Do It Yourself Social Research  Third Edition Book
Author : Yoland Wadsworth
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-06-16
ISBN : 1315430282
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With the rapid growth of collaborative, indigenous, and community-based research, one of the key challenges researchers face is finding an effective way of involving non-researchers in the research process. Do It Yourself Social Research has been a best-selling methodology guide for action research projects and community groups in Australia for almost three decades. Always emphasizing the importance of a spirit of inquiry, it demystifies the research process, covering where to start, how to manage a research project, what methods, techniques and resources to use, and interpretation, analysis and reporting. This third edition has been thoroughly revised, adding the use of narrative and dialogue in research, rich research design, and what digital technology can (and can’t) contribute to the research process. With its hands-on, no-nonsense approach, Do It Yourself Social Research is an essential resource for community groups, college students, and other novice researchers in health, social welfare, education and related areas.

Adventures in Social Research

Adventures in Social Research Book
Author : Earl R. Babbie,William E. Wagner, III,Fred S. Halley
Publisher : Pine Forge Press
Release : 2011
ISBN : 1412982448
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Practice of Social Research

Practice of Social Research Book
Author : D. K. Lal Das
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-11
ISBN : 9788131608678
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since the publication of first edition of this book, social research in general and social work research in particular, have grown very rapidly. Today, social science research methodology has evolved to become highly scientific and diverse in nature. Practice of Social Research very precisely describes the basics of social research but the primary focus of the book is on the applicability of research methods in social work theory and practice. Social work research has a unique role to play in enabling social work students, educators, and practitioners to meet the growing demands of higher professional standards and accountability. The book aims to enhance social work practice-a scientific practice-by using various research methods, tools, and techniques. Key features of this revised edition include: a section on 'Determination of Sample Size'; a detailed inquiry into computer applications in data processing and analysis through SPSS software; and a discussion about 'Hypotheses, ' along with examples. This book will prove a valuable guide for both academics and practitioners in the social work profession. The clear, accessible style will make this the ideal introductory text for those studying research for the first time. [Subject: Social Work, Sociology, Research Studies

Survey Research

Survey Research Book
Author : Keith Punch
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2003-05-02
ISBN : 9780761947059
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on small-scale quantitative surveys studying the relationships between variables. After showing the central place of the quantitative survey in social science research methodology, it then takes a simple model of the survey, describes its elements and gives a set of steps and guidelines for implementing each element.

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods Book
Author : H. Russell Bernard,Harvey Russell Bernard
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1412978548
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explains and demonstrates to students when to use and how to apply the quantitative and qualitative techniques that they′ll need to do their own social research. Using actual examples from psychology, sociology, anthropology, health and education, the book provides readers with both a conceptual understanding of each technique as well as showing them how to use the technique.

Social Research Counts

Social Research Counts Book
Author : Earl Babbie
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release : 2012-01-01
ISBN : 9781133312567
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Become a competent, confident, and critical consumer of social research with Earl Babbie's SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNTS. Written with wit, and with a desire to see you succeed in the course, the book presents the main tenets of research methods concisely and in a visually appealing, full-color format that engages you in the topics and helps you make the connection between a concept and its real-world applications. Each chapter includes features designed to guide you through the material, including Learning Objectives that offer you an easy-to-follow guide to the content, as well as "Tips and Tools" and "Research in Real Life" boxes that provide opportunities for you to better equip yourself with relevant skills. As a result of using this book, you will gain a firm footing in the foundational skills and principles of research methods.

Social Science Research

Social Science Research Book
Author : Anol Bhattacherjee
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2012-04-01
ISBN : 9781475146127
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is designed to introduce doctoral and graduate students to the process of conducting scientific research in the social sciences, business, education, public health, and related disciplines. It is a one-stop, comprehensive, and compact source for foundational concepts in behavioral research, and can serve as a stand-alone text or as a supplement to research readings in any doctoral seminar or research methods class. This book is currently used as a research text at universities on six continents and will shortly be available in nine different languages.

Introduction to Social Research

Introduction to Social Research Book
Author : Tonell Calhoun
Publisher : Scientific e-Resources
Release : 2018-05-28
ISBN : 183947419X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The present book of basics for the social researcher provides a sound and well-structured framework for the pursuit of serious and result-oriented research. It reiterates, in ordered and logical sequence, the steps that are required to be taken by the researcher so that he successfully plans, conducts, implements and concludes a plan of action for the study he decides on. From a discussion of the key concepts, the book guides the reader into the intricacies of the sociological methods, and subsequently the hypothesis, the research design, and the sociological data. It explains in clear terms the methods of data collection, namely, the questionnaire, the interview, the sample poll, etc. The author has not merely collected them from various sources and arranged them systematically but has also enlivened them with his interesting style of writing. The book is intended for the research scholar and academician in social sciences and will prove to be of great assistance in the methodology of research.

EBOOK The Good Research Guide For Small Scale Social Research Projects

EBOOK  The Good Research Guide  For Small Scale Social Research Projects Book
Author : Martyn Denscombe
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Release : 2017-06-16
ISBN : 0335226876
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This bestselling introductory book offers practical and straightforward guidance on the basics of social research, ideal for anyone who needs to conduct small-scale research projects as part of their undergraduate, postgraduate or professional studies. The book provides: • A clear, straightforward introduction to data collection methods and data analysis • Jargon-free coverage of the key issues • Checklists to guide good practice The sixth edition has been extensively updated and includes features such as: • A new chapter on the Life Course Perspective • A new chapter on Literature Reviews • New material on the Delphi Technique • An updated and expanded chapter on the analysis of Quantitative Data • New examples and illustrations throughout The Good Research Guide, 6th edition is a valuable resource for anyone conducting social research including those in applied areas such as business studies, health studies, nursing, education, social work, policy studies, marketing, media studies and criminology. "Denscombe's The Good Research Guide, now in its 6th edition, continues to be one of the leading books in the field. It covers the topics a student or practitioner doing a research project needs to know from project design, theoretical underpinnings of research, data collection and analysis to writing up your research. Its accessible and practical approach means that it is an excellent resource for those new to undertaking independent research." Liam Foster, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work, Sheffield University, UK "Martyn Denscombe's text continues to remain core reading for those undertaking small pieces of research and those who need to gain a firm grounding in the principles of research theory and practice. From deciding on a research approach to the process of writing up, this finely balanced edition offers a comprehensive and detailed guide to the research cycle. Pragmatic, and with the needs of the researcher always in mind, it makes social science research accessible, undaunting, and, what's more, a completely possible, stimulating, and enjoyable endeavour." Yunis Alam, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bradford, UK "The Good Research Guide provides a comprehensive view of the complex strategies and approaches of conducting social research, explained in simple terms. Relevant examples and check lists provided in each section not only helps to gain better understanding but also reflect on one’s own research. This book has tremendously helped me to gain knowledge and understanding of complex research strategies. It will provide clear guidance and direction for students and researchers in their research journey to achieve success." Deborah Ebenezer, Research Student "I think the book has a very good précis of areas relevant to the title. It outlines very well in a logical order the elements pertinent to 'social research'. Each chapter is relatively comprehensive and deals with subject material that is important, in a language that is accessible throughout. It does what it says on the tin and provides practical information and guidance as a 'how to' text' for those needing help with this type of research project. In particular I think the checklists are an excellent chapter ending to help plan and bring into sharp focus what is needed for any particular approach. The within chapter examples are excellent and help to further inform the reader what the author is trying to convey. Chapter links help further embed concepts and show how the various research elements may be associated. Overall an excellent introductory text that embodies a no-nonsense approach to a subject that can be at times complex. By breaking down topic areas and giving simple examples the subject is eminently accessible to the reader. Well done!" Stephen Pearson, Senior Lecturer in Human and Applied Physiology, School of Health Sciences, University of Salford, UK "This new edition provides comprehensive guidance to those undertaking small-scale social research projects including dissertations in business and management and the social sciences and I would recommend its use for all those new to research and also to refresh the thinking of those with prior research experience. Part 1 addresses a range of strategies for social research including surveys, sampling, case studies, experiments, ethnography, the life course perspective, grounded theory, action research, phenomenology, systematic review and mixed methods. There are few texts which address research strategies in such a comprehensive manner. The text develops in Part 2 by providing clear guidance on the selection and use of appropriate methods of data collection such as questionnaires, interviews, observation and documentary analysis, taking into account the aims and objective of the research project. Part 4 considers both quantitative and qualitative data analysis with Part 4 providing essential information on research ethics, the reporting of research and on the conduct and presentation of the literature review essential to all research projects. I have no hesitation in commending this text for use by undergraduate and post-graduate students as well as those undertaking research projects independent of an academic programme." Dr. Bobby Mackie, Senior Lecturer, School of Business and Enterprise, University of the West of Scotland, UK

Practicing Social Research

Practicing Social Research Book
Author : Theodore C. Wagenaar,Earl R. Babbie
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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By emphasizing an understanding of the theoretical logic behind the research process and preferred techniques, The Practice of Social Research, 7th, helps students see methods as a way of thinking and gathering evidence. Using an informal, conversational writing style, Babbie diffuses student anxiety by delivering clear, practical, example-filled discussions of all the major methods of social research.