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The practice of social research

Author: Earl R Babbie
Publisher: Belmont, Calif : Wadsworth Cengage, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 12th edView all editions and formats
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This is a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research as practiced by social scientists. This best-selling book emphasizes the research process by demonstrating how to design research studies, 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Earl R Babbie
ISBN: 9780495598411 0495598410
OCLC Number: 317075477
Description: xxiv, 530 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1, Introduction to inquiry. Human inquiry and science ; Paradigms, theory, and social research ; The ethics and politics of social research --
pt. 2, The structuring of inquiry : quantitative and qualitative. Research design ; Conceptualization, operationalization, and measurement ; Indexes, scales, and typologies ; The logic of sampling --
pt. 3, Modes of operation : quantitative and qualitative. Experiments ; Survey research ; Qualitative field research ; Unobtrusive research ; Evaluation research --
pt. 4, Analysis of data : quantitative and qualitative. Qualitative data analysis ; Quantitative data analysis ; The elaboration model ; Statistical analyses ; Reading and writing social research --
Appendixes. Using the library ; GSS household enumeration questionnaire ; Random numbers ; Distribution of chi square ; Normal curve areas ; Estimated sampling error ; Twenty questions a jounalist should ask about poll results.
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