Investigating the social world: the process and practice of research

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SAGE Publications, Inc., Mar 6, 2006 - Computers - 680 pages
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A bug in the SPSS Student Version 16.0 was recently discovered and a hotfix is now available. This fix will enable chart creation using the Chart Builder or Interactive Graphs procedures in the SPSS Student Version 16.0. Click here to download the hotfix. For installation instructions now including a section on how the Student Version differs from the SPSS Base product, click here. Congratulations to esteemed author Russell Schutt, 2007 recipient of University of Massachusetts, Boston''s Chancellor''s Award for Distinguished Service! Note: This text comes with SPSS Student Version 14.0. To get the version without SPSS Student Version 14.0, please order ISBN: 978-14129-2734-5. The most successful social research text to have been published in a generation has been updated and revised in this new Fifth Edition! This innovative, up-to-date, and popular text makes research come alive through research stories that illustrate the methods presented in each chapter, with hands-on exercises to help students learn by doing. Author Russell K. Schutt helps readers connect technique and substance, understand research methods as an integrated whole, appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and make ethical research decisions.Congratulations to esteemed author Russell Schutt, 2007 recipient of University of Massachusetts, Boston''s Chancellor''s Award for Distinguished Service!The most successful social research text to have been published in a generation has been updated and revised in this new ! This innovative, up-to-date, and popular text makes research come alive through research stories that illustrate the methods presented in each chapter, with hands-on exercises to help students learn by doing.Author Russell K. Schutt helps readers connect technique and substance, understand research methods as an integrated whole, appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and make ethical research decisions. Congratulations to esteemed author Russell Schutt, 2007 recipient of University of Massachusetts, Boston''s Chancellor''s Award for Distinguished Service!The most successful social research text to have been published in a generation has been updated and revised in this new ! This innovative, up-to-date, and popular text makes research come alive through research stories that illustrate the methods presented in each chapter, with hands-on exercises to help students learn by doing.Author Russell K. Schutt helps readers connect technique and substance, understand research methods as an integrated whole, appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and make ethical research decisions. New to the Fifth Edition: Updates and Revisions: Research examples have been updated throughout the text, with many that have been added from international researchers. All end-of-chapter exercise sets have been updated. Techniques for searching and reviewing the literature and Web sites have been updated and more guidance is provided on writing the literature review. In addition, many chapters have been streamlined and reorganized for greater clarity, including those on measurement and causation and research design. Secondary Data Analysis and Content Analysis: A new chapter introduces the logic and limitations of secondary data analysis, available data sources, procedures for using ICPSR datasets, the Human Relations Area Files, and more information on content analysis. Qualitative Data Analysis: New sections have been added on conversation analysis, ethnomethodology, case-oriented understanding, and visual sociology. A special section on computer-assisted qualitative data analysis introduces the HyperRESEARCH software that accompanies the text. Theories and Philosophies for Research: A revised and streamlined chapter uses international research on immigration and ethnic conflict to illustrate functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism and to contrast positivist and interpretivist research philosophies. Unique among methods texts, this chapter emphasizes the importance of social theory and research philosophy as a foundation for social research. Research Ethics: New sections have been added in some chapters and the discussion of the role of the IRB in the third chapter has been expanded. Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries! Instructor Resources on CD: provides test questions, PowerPoint slides for lectures, suggested assignments, and a review of course organization options. Student Study Site at www.pineforge.com/isw5: includes journal articles, flash cards for practicing terminology, online quizzes, and much more! Now with interactive exercises on the study site (from the student CD) - for easier access and use by students Student Resources CD: bundled with the book, contains wide-ranging data sets and interactive exercises to help students master concepts and techniques. HyperRESEARCH software: includes software for qualitative data analysis.

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Contents

Science Society and Social Research
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Exploratory Research
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KEY TERMS
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Copyright

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Russell K. Schutt, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of SociologRussell K. Schutt, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Lecturer oy at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Lecturer on Sociology in the Department of Psychiatry (Beth Israel-Dean Sociology in the Department of Psychiatry (Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center) at the Harvard Medical School. He comconess Medical Center) at the Harvard Medical School. He completed his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. (1977) degrees at the Univepleted his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. (1977) degrees at the University of Illinois at Chicago and was a Postdoctoral Fellow irsity of Illinois at Chicago and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sociology of Social Control Training Program at Yale Un the Sociology of Social Control Training Program at Yale University (1977 1979). He has authored and co-authored textsniversity (1977 1979). He has authored and co-authored texts on research methods with Sage Publications and other books on research methods with Sage Publications and other books on social service issues, including Homelessness, Housing, aon social service issues, including Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Illness (Harvard University Press, 2011). His recend Mental Illness (Harvard University Press, 2011). His recent journal articles and funded research have focused on the nt journal articles and funded research have focused on the organization and effects of innovative public health and socorganization and effects of innovative public health and social service programs. ial service programs.

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