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The practice of social research

Author: Earl R Babbie
Publisher: Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Pub. Co., ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Educational tools (form)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Babbie, Earl R.
Practice of social research.
Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Pub. Co., ©1989
(OCoLC)899746738
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Earl R Babbie
ISBN: 053409726X 9780534097264 0534097278 9780534097271
OCLC Number: 17875843
Description: xxvii, 501, [143] pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: An Introduction to Inquiry --
Human Inquiry and Science --
Looking for Reality --
The Foundations of Social Science --
Some Dialectics of Social Research --
The Ethics of Social Research --
Paradigms, Theory, and Social Research --
Some Social Science Paradigms --
Elements of Social Theory --
Two Logical Systems Revisited --
Deductive Theory Construction --
Inductive Theory Construction --
The Links Between Theory and Research --
The Ethics and Politics of Social Research --
Ethical Issues in Social Research --
Two Ethical Controversies --
The Politics of Social Research --
The Structuring of Inquiry --
Research Design --
Three Purposes of Research --
The Logic of Nomothetic Explanation --
Necessary and Sufficient Causes --
Units of Analysis --
The Time Dimension --
How to Design a Research Project --
The Research Proposal --
Conceptualization, Operationalization, and Measurement --
Measuring Anything That Exists --
Conceptualization --
Definitions in Descriptive and Explanatory Studies --
Operationalization Choices --
Criteria of Measurement Quality --
Indexes, Scales, and Typologies --
Indexes versus Scales --
Index Construction --
Scale Construction --
Typologies --
The Logic of Sampling --
A Brief History of Sampling --
Nonprobability Sampling --
The Theory and Logic of Probability Sampling --
Populations and Sampling Frames --
Types of Sampling Designs --
Multistage Cluster Sampling --
Probability Sampling in Review --
Modes of Observation --
Experiments --
Topics Appropriate to Experiments --
The Classical Experiment. Selecting Subjects --
Variations on Experimental Design --
An Illustration of Experimentation --
"Natural" Experiments --
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Experimental Method --
Survey Research --
Topics Appropriate for Survey Research --
Guidelines for Asking Questions --
Questionnaire Construction --
Self-Administered Questionnaires --
Interview Surveys --
Telephone Surveys --
New Technologies and Survey Research --
Comparison of the Different Survey Methods --
Strengths and Weaknesses of Survey Research --
Secondary Analysis --
Qualitative Field Research --
Topics Appropriate to Field Research --
Special Considerations in Qualitative Field Research --
Some Qualitative Field Research Paradigms --
Conducting Qualitative Field Research --
Research Ethics in Qualitative Field Research --
Strengths and Weaknesses of Qualitative Field Research --
Unobtrusive Research --
Content Analysis --
Analyzing Existing Statistics --
Historical/Comparative Analysis --
Evaluation Research --
Topics Appropriate to Evaluation Research --
Formulating the Problem: Issues of Measurement --
Types of Evaluation Research Designs --
The Social Context --
Social Indicators Research --
Analysis of Data --
Qualitative Data Analysis --
Linking Theory and Analysis --
Qualitative Data Processing --
Computer Programs for Qualitative Data --
The Qualitative Analysis of Quantitative Data --
Quantitative Data Analysis --
Quantification of Data --
Univariate Analysis --
Subgroup Comparisons --
Bivariate Analysis --
Introduction to Multivariate Analysis. The Elaboration Model --
The Origins of the Elaboration Model --
The Elaboration Paradigm --
Elaboration and Ex Post Facto Hypothesizing --
Social Statistics --
The Danger of Success in Math --
Descriptive Statistics --
Other Multivariate Techniques --
Inferential Statistics --
Reading and Writing Social Research --
Reading Social Research --
Using the Internet Wisely --
Writing Social Research --
Using the Library --
GSS Household Enumeration Questionnaire --
Random Numbers --
Distribution of Chi Square --
Normal Curve Areas --
Estimated Sampling Error --
Twenty Questions a Journalist Should Ask about Poll Results.
Responsibility: Earl Babbie.

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