Research Methods and Society

Research Methods and Society : Foundations of Social Inquiry

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For one-semester, undergraduate courses in Research Methods in the social sciences, especially in Sociology. Designed to help students acquire basic skills in the methods of social science research, this text contains numerous excerpts from professional journal articles, scholarly books, and popular press. It uses a straightforward writing style to present essential information, without eliminating key concepts, tools, and their applications. Concrete, everyday examples and "hands-on" practice activities reinforce fundamental concepts that will be useful to students in their future careers and life. Topics are illustrated in ways that are student-centered, yet instructor-friendly.show more

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 175.3 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 725.76g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 013092654X
  • 9780130926548

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Brief Table of Contents: Chapter 1. Introducing Social Research Chapter 2. Doing Social Research: An Overview of this Text Chapter 3. Foundations of Social Research Chapter 4. Variables and Measurement Chapter 5. Designing Social Research Chapter 6. Observation and Ethnography Chapter 7. Indirect Methods Chapter8. Surveys Chapter 9. Populations, Samples and Sampling Chapter 10. Data Preparation and Analysis Chapter 11. Data Analysis 2: Describing, Explaining and Evaluating Chapter 12. Preparing the Report Chapter 13. Applying Principles of "Science Learning" to Everyday Learning Appendix A. Code of Ethics: American Sociological Association and American Anthropological Association Appendix B. Random Numbers Table. Appendix C. Introduction to General Social Survey (GSS) Dataset.show more

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