The Practice of Social Research

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Cengage Learning, Feb 3, 2009 - Science - 624 pages
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Known throughout academia as the gold standard of research methods texts, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH, 12th Edition, is a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research as practiced by social scientists. This best-selling text emphasizes the research process by showing students how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering questions about research methods--such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH gives students the tools they need to apply research concepts practically, as both researchers and consumers.
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User Review  - flemmily - LibraryThing

This is one of my favorite textbooks. It's very well organized and explains concepts very well. But the two main reasons why I like it are that it uses very good examples and its funny. Check out the glossary in particular if you want a cheesy giggle. Read full review

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User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

A competent, but rather dull social science research text. Pretty much what you would expect, which for a research text is kind of boring. Read full review

Contents

An Introduction to Inquiry
1
The Structuring of Inquiry Quantitative and Qualitative
89
Modes of Observation Quantitative and Qualitative
229
Analysis of Data Quantitative and Qualitative
391
APPENDIXES
531
Glossary
565
Bibliography
577
Index
589
Photo Credits
598
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Earl R. Babbie graduated from Harvard University before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and began teaching shortly thereafter. Credited with defining research methods for the social sciences, Dr. Babbie has written several texts, including the bestseller, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH (Cengage).

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