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Social research : an evolving process

Author: Donald G McTavish; Herman J Loether
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Social Research: An Evolving Process, Second Edition covers quantitative and qualitative approaches and issues related to the research process in a straightforward, easily understood format. The authors of this text take a unique sociological orientation to the research process by emphasizing the social aspects of serious research, the flaws that can result, and ways to detect and correct those flaws. Their  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald G McTavish; Herman J Loether
ISBN: 0205337449 9780205337446
OCLC Number: 46503091
Description: xiii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The social settings of social research --
Examples of studies --
Who does social research and why --
Social factors in research --
Ethical concerns in social science research --
Conceptualization: what to measure and why --
Forming research questions --
Finding and developing measures --
Measurement techniques --
Study design: basic contrasts and plans --
Sampling and inference --
Random selection --
Nonrandom samples --
Experimental research --
Survey research --
Case study research --
Secondary data research --
Using quantitative data --
Using qualitative data. Approaches to data analysis --
Quantitative and qualitative approaches --
Reporting results --
Writing the research report --
The organization of research --
Resource considerations --
Sources of funding --
Grants versus contracts --
The research proposal --
Developments and propsects --
Use of research.
Responsibility: Don G. McTavish, Herman J. Loether.

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This textbook introduces the principle types of study designs used by social scientists, along with procedures for data analysis. McTavish (University of Minnesota) and Loether (California State  Read more...

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