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The practice of social research

Author: Earl R Babbie
Publisher: Australia ; United Kingdom : Wadsworth Cangage Learning, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 12th ed.View 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Earl R Babbie
ISBN: 9780495598428 0495598429
OCLC Number: 317250954
Notes: Previous edition: Belmont, Calif.: Thomson Wadsworth, 2006.
"International edition"--Cover.
Description: xxiv, 110 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: An introduction to inquiry --
The structuring of inquiry: quantitative and qualitative --
Modes of observation: quantitative and qualitative --
Analysis of data: quantitative and qualitative.
Responsibility: Earl Babbie.

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