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The practice of social research

A guide to research as practiced by social scientists. It gives you the tools you need to apply research concepts practically, as both a researcher and a consumer. It emphasizes the process by showing you how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use, and answering critical questions about research methods.
Print Book, English, [2013]
13th ed., International ed View all formats and editions
Wadsworth Cengage Learning, Belmont, CA, [2013]
XXIII, 584 p. : il., tablas, gráf. ; 24 cm.
9781133050094, 1133050093
PART I: AN INTRODUCTION TO INQUIRY. 1. Science and Social Research. 2. Social Inquiry: Ethics and Politics. 3. Inquiry, Theory, and Paradigms. PART II: THE STRUCTURING OF INQUIRY: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE. 4. Purpose and Design of Research Projects 5. Sampling Logic. 6. From Concept to Measurement. 7. Typologies, Indexes, and Scales. PART III: MODES OF OPERATION: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE. 8. Surveys. 9. Experiments and Experimentation. 10. Unobtrusive Measures. 11. Paradigms, Methods, and Ethics of Qualitative Field Research. 12. Evaluation Research: Types, Methods, and Issues. PART IV: ANALYSIS OF DATA: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE. 13. Analyzing Qualitative Data. 14. Analyzing Quantitative Data. 15. Origins and Paradigm of the Elaboration Model. 16. Methods of Statistical Analysis. 17. Consuming and Creating Social Research.
Glosario: p. 549-561