Basics of Social Research: Pearson New International Edition VitalSource eText: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches (3e) : 9781292033679

Basics of Social Research: Pearson New International Edition VitalSource eText: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches (3e)

 
Edition
 
3
ISBN
 
9781292033679
ISBN 10
 
1292033673
Published
 
29/07/2013
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Basics of Social Research helps students understand what research can and cannot do, become better consumers of research, and learn why properly conducted research is important.

This text teaches students to be better consumers of research results and understand how the research enterprise works, preparing them to conduct small research projects. Upon completing this text, students will gain an awareness of the capabilities and restrictions of research, and learn why properly conducted research is important. Using clear, accessible language and examples from real research, this text discusses both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social research, emphasizing the benefits of combining various approaches.

Table of contents
Part I: Foundations

Chapter 1: Doing Social Research

Chapter 2: Theory and Social Research

Chapter 3: Ethics in Social Research

Chapter 4: Reviewing the Scholarly Literature and Planning a Study

Chapter 5: Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement

Chapter 6: Qualitative and Quantitative Sampling



Part II: Conducting Quantitative Research

Chapter 7: Survey Research

Chapter 8: Experimental Research

Chapter 9: Nonreactive Research and Secondary Analysis

Chapter 10: Analysis of Quantitative Data



Part III: Conducting Qualitative Research

Chapter 11: Field Research and Focus Group Research

Chapter 12: Historical-Comparative Research
Chapter 13: Analysis of Qualitative Data



Part IV: Research Reports

Chapter 14: Writing the Research Report
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