Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches by W. Lawrence Neuman
An up-to-date, comprehensive methodology text for the instructor looking for coverage of statistics in a methods textbook, that offers a balance of qualitative and quantitative research approaches. It includes an extensive discussion of how to do historical-comparative research. There are chapters on research ethics, using the library for preparing a literature review and survey research. Additionally, it presents alternative epistemological approaches to social research and links the research techniques to theory.