By emphasizing an understanding of the theoretical logic behind the research process and preferred techniques, this book aims to help students see methods as a way of thinking and gathering evidence. The author delivers practical discussions of major methods of social research.
By emphasizing an understanding of the theoretical logic behind the research process and preferred techniques, The Practice of Social Research, 7th, helps students see methods as a way of thinking and gathering evidence. Using an informal, conversational writing style, Babbie diffuses student anxiety by delivering clear, practical, example-filled discussions of all the major methods of social research.
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An introduction to inquiry: Human inquiry and science; Theory and research; The nature of causation. The structuring of inquiry: Research design; Conceptualization and measurement; Operationalization; Indexer, scales and typologies; The logic of sampling. Modes of observation; Experiments; Survey research; Field research; Unobtrusive research; Evaluation research. Analysis of Data: Quantifying data; Elementary analyses; The elaboration model; Social Statistics. The social context of research: The ethics and politics of social research; The uses of social research.
The Practice of Social Research by Earl Babbie
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