Investigating the social world : the process and practice of research /

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Author / Creator:Schutt, Russell K.
Imprint:Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2012.
Description:xxiv, 618 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Subject:Social problems -- Research.
Social sciences -- Research.
Social problems -- Research.
Social sciences -- Research.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:9781412999809 (pbk.)
1412999804 (pbk.)
9781412999816 (pbk. w/SPSS CD)
1412999812 (pbk. w/SPSS CD)
Notes:Machine generated contents note: Science, Society, and Social ResearchThe Process and Problems of Social ResearchResearch Ethics and PhilosophiesConceptualization and MeasurementSamplingResearch Design and CausationExperimentsSurvey ResearchQualitative MethodsQualitative Data AnalysisEvaluation and Policy ResearchHistorical and Comparative ResearchSecondary Data Analysis and Content AnalysisQuantitative Data AnalysisSummarizing and Reporting ResearchAppendix A: Summaries of Frequently Cited Research ArticlesAppendix B: Questions to Ask About a Research ArticleAppendix C: How to Read a Research ArticleAppendix D: Table of Random NumbersAppendix E: How to Use a Statistical PackageAppendix F: Annotated List of Web SitesBibliographyCreditsGlossary/Index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"A comprehensive, balanced text text for Research Methods courses found in Sociology, Communication/Journalism, Political Science, Public Administration, and other social science disciplines. It is used in undergraduate through graduate level courses"--Provided by publisher.