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The practice of social research

Author: Earl R Babbie
Publisher: Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Cengage Learning, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 13th ed., student edView all editions and formats
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A straightforward, comprehensive, and approachable guide to research as practiced by social scientists, the Thirteenth Edition of Babbie's "gold-standard" text gives you the tools you need to apply research concepts practically, as both a researcher and a consumer. Babbie emphasizes the process by showing you how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Earl R Babbie
ISBN: 1133049796 9781133049791 1133050093 9781133050094
OCLC Number: 759584631
Notes: Previous edition: 2010.
Description: xxiii, 584 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Note continued: Evaluating the Quality of Qualitative Research --
Ethics and Qualitative Data Analysis --
ch. 14 Quantitative Data Analysis --
Introduction --
Quantification of Data --
Developing Code Categories --
Codebook Construction --
Data Entry --
Univariate Analysis --
Distributions --
Central Tendency --
Dispersion --
Continuous and Discrete Variables --
Detail versus Manageability --
Subgroup Comparisons --
"Collapsing" Response Categories --
Handling "Don't Knows" --
Numerical Descriptions in Qualitative Research --
Bivariate Analysis --
Percentaging a Table --
Constructing and Reading Bivariate Tables --
Introduction to Multivariate Analysis --
Sociological Diagnostics --
Ethics and Quantitative Data Analysis --
ch. 15 The Logic of Multivariate Analysis --
Introduction --
The Origins of the Elaboration Model --
The Elaboration Paradigm --
Replication --
Explanation --
Interpretation --
Specification --
Refinements to the Paradigm --
Elaboration and Ex Post Facto Hypothesizing --
ch. 16 Statistical Analyses --
Introduction --
Descriptive Statistics --
Data Reduction --
Measures of Association --
Regression Analysis --
Inferential Statistics --
Univariate Inferences --
Tests of Statistical Significance --
The Logic of Statistical Significance --
Chi Square --
t-Test --
Some Words of Caution --
Other Multivariate Techniques --
Path Analysis --
Time-Series Analysis --
Factor Analysis --
Analysis of Variance --
Discriminant Analysis --
Log-Linear Models --
Odds-Ratio Analysis --
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) --
ch. 17 Reading and Writing Social Research --
Introduction --
Reading Social Research --
Organizing a Review of the Literature --
Reading Journals versus Books --
Evaluating Research Reports --
Using the Internet Wisely --
Some Useful Websites --
Searching the Web --
Evaluating the Quality of Internet Materials --
Citing Internet Materials --
Writing Social Research --
Some Basic Considerations --
Organization of the Report --
Guidelines for Reporting Analyses --
Going Public --
The Ethics of Reading and Writing Social Research --
Appendixes --
A. Using the Library --
B. GSS Household Enumeration Questionnaire --
C. Random Numbers --
D. Distribution of Chi Square --
E. Normal Curve Areas --
F. Estimated Sampling Error.
Responsibility: Earl Babbie.

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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 Read more...

 
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