Readings in Social Research Methods

Author: Diane Kholos Wysocki

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495093378

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This reader is designed to accompany any main text in research methods or be used as a stand-alone reader. It has been closely patterned on the range of topics covered in Earl Babbie's best selling texts, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH, 11/e and BASICS O

Readings in Social Research Methods

Author: Diane K. Wysowski

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534579159

Category: Social sciences

Page: 314

View: 3971

The concepts and methodologies of social research come to life as you read the interesting articles in this unique collection. Diane Kholos Wysocki includes an interdisciplinary range of readings from the fields of psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice, and political science. The reader is specifically designed to accompany Earl Babbie's THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH, 9th, though it can be used with any social research text. The articles focus on the important methods and concepts typically covered in the social research course and provide an illustrative advantage. Organized by key concepts, each of the reader's eleven chapters begin with an introduction highlighting and explaining the research concept that the chapter's readings elucidate.

Perspectives in Social Research Methods and Analysis

A Reader for Sociology

Author: Howard Lune,Enrique S. Pumar,Ross Koppel

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412967392

Category: Social Science

Page: 445

View: 3254

This book shows students the steps involved in the research process, the various strategies for conducting a valid social inquiry, and most importantly, the persuasiveness and elegance of reliable social research. It highlights the link between academic research and the real world. Included are carefully chosen examples of each of the major methodological techniques-survey, interviews, fieldwork observations, experiments, content analysis, secondary analysis and program evaluation. Also included are selections on sampling strategies, research ethics and both qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

Social Research Methods

A Reader

Author: Clive Seale

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415300841

Category: Social Science

Page: 538

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Bringing together many of the core classic and contemporary works in social and cultural research methods, this book gives students direct access to methodological debates and examples of practical research across the qualitative/quantitative divide. The book is designed to be used both as a collection of readings and as an introductory research methods book in its own right. Topics covered include: research methodology research design, data collection and preparation analyzing data mixing qualitative and quantitative methods validity and reliability methodological critique: postmodernism, post-structuralism and critical ethnography political and ethical aspects of research philosophy of social science reporting research. Each section is preceded by a short introduction placing the readings in context. This reader-text also includes features such as discussion questions and practical exercises.

Cataloguing and Classification

An introduction to AACR2, RDA, DDC, LCC, LCSH and MARC 21 Standards

Author: Fotis Lazarinis

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 0081001894

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

View: 9972

Cataloguing and Classification introduces concepts and practices in cataloguing and classification, and common library standards. The book introduces and analyzes the principles and structures of library catalogues, including the application of AACR2, RDA, DDC, LCC, LCSH and MARC 21 standards, and conceptual models such as ISBD, FRBR and FRAD. The text also introduces DC, MODS, METS, EAD and VRA Core metadata schemes for annotating digital resources. Explains the theory and practice of bibliographic control Offers a practical approach to the core topics of cataloguing and classification Includes step-by-step examples to illustrate application of the central cataloguing and classification standards Describes the new descriptive cataloguing standard RDA, and its conceptual ground, FRBR and FRAD Guides the reader towards cataloguing and classifying materials in a digital environment

Sociological Odyssey

Contemporary Readings in Sociology

Author: Patricia A. Adler,Peter Adler

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534628000

Category: Social Science

Page: 437

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SOCIOLOGICAL ODYSSEY contains highly engaging, current articles that bring hot sociological topics to life for readers. Students enjoy the Adlers' balanced selection of timely readings, which cover issues and areas of interest to the general collegian, including Internet dating, the black middle class, homosexuality, the straight edge movement, welfare recipients, and children's clique behavior. In depth introductions, explanation of theory and discussion questions before each reading help guide students through the material.

The Practice of Social Research

Author: Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: International Thomson Publishing Services

ISBN: 9780534504687

Category: Social sciences

Page: 465

View: 3320

This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting book for the course offers students a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by sociologists and other social scientists. Emphasizing the importance of the research process, the book shows students how social scientists design research studies, introduces the variety of observation modes used by sociologists, and covers the "how-tos" and "whys" of social research methods. Students learn how to conduct various types of research, when it is appropriate to use each method, and how to analyze qualitative and quantitative data using the Elaboration Model. The 10th edition provides students with the necessary tools for understanding social research methods and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the classroom--as researchers and as consumers of research. Retaining the authoritative coverage of the research process that has made the book a best-seller, the new edition is more student-friendly than ever. The new edition features a completely new chapter on reading and writing social research, a streamlined organization, a new running glossary, and a new Research Writing and Chapter Tutorial CD-ROM that not only helps students every step of the way in writing research papers, but also links to chapter by chapter online tutorials that will help them master the concepts and techniques of the course.

Do it Yourself Social Research

Author: Yoland Wadsworth

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1864484152

Category: Social Science

Page: 114

View: 5061

The bestselling practical introduction to social research methods.

Sociology

Author: Robert Van Krieken,Daphne Habibis,Philip Smith,Brett Hutchins,Greg Martin,Karl Maton

Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU

ISBN: 1442562366

Category: Social Science

Page: 527

View: 7157

Building upon the success of previous editions, this fully revised edition of Sociology lays the foundations for understanding sociology in Australia. The depth and breadth of the book ensures its value not only for first-year students, but for sociology majors requiring on-going reference to a range of theoretical perspectives and current debates. This fifth Australian edition continues to build on the book’s reputation for coverage, clarity and content, drawing upon the work of leading Australian sociologists as well as engaging with global social trends and sociological developments.

Research Methods for Health and Social Care

Author: Joanne Neale

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137054697

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 3478

This accessible and clearly structured book, written by experienced researchers and practitioners, provides a one-stop introduction to the most common qualitative, quantitative and desk-based research designs and methods in health and social care.

The practice of social research

Author: Earl Babbie

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534574918

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 374

This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting book for the course offers students a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by sociologists and other social scientists. Emphasizing the importance of the research process, the book shows students how social scientists design research studies, introduces the variety of observation modes used by sociologists, and covers the "how-tos" and "whys" of social research methods. Students learn how to conduct various types of research, when it is appropriate to use each method, and how to analyze qualitative and quantitative data using the Elaboration Model. The 10th edition provides students with the necessary tools for understanding social research methods and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the classroom--as researchers and as consumers of research. Retaining the authoritative coverage of the research process that has made the book a best-seller, the new edition is more student-friendly than ever. The new edition features a completely new chapter on reading and writing social research, a streamlined organization, a new running glossary, and a new Research Writing and Chapter Tutorial CD-ROM that not only helps students every step of the way in writing research papers, but also links to chapter by chapter online tutorials that will help them master the concepts and techniques of the course.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

Author: Michael Lewis-Beck,Alan E Bryman,Tim Futing Liao

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452261458

Category: Social Science

Page: 1528

View: 4373

"This defining work will be valuable to readers and researchers in social sciences and humanities at all academic levels. As a teaching resource it will be useful to instructors and students alike and will become a standard reference source. Essential for general and academic collections." --CHOICE This Encyclopedia provides readers with authoritative essays on virtually all social science methods topics, quantitative and qualitative, by an international collection of experts. Organized alphabetically, the Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods covers research terms ranging from different methodological approaches to epistemological issues and specific statistical techniques. Written to be accessible to general readers, the Encyclopedia entries do not require advanced knowledge of mathematics or statistics to understand the purposes or basic principles of any of the methods. To accomplish this goal, there are two major types of entries: definitions consisting of a paragraph or two to provide a quick explanation of a methodological term; and topical treatments or essays that discuss the nature, history, applications, and implications of using a certain method, including suggested readings and references. Readers are directed to related topics via cross-referenced terms that appear in small capital letters. By assembling entries of varied origins and serving different research purposes, readers will be able to benefit from this immense source of methodological expertise in advancing their understanding of research. With three volumes and more than 900 signed entries, the Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods will be a critical addition to any social science library.

Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology

Combining Core Approaches

Author: Nollaig Frost

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335241522

Category: Psychology

Page: 223

View: 1593

The text provides practical guidance on carrying out qualitative research and introduces four widely used qualitative approaches.

Readings in Research Methodology

Author: Florence S. Downs

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 293

View: 3447

his handy reference presents a collection of seminal articles on research procedures, all expertly selected by the former editor of the acclaimed journal, Nursing Research. The state-of-the-art articles are richly detailed and present a wealth of how-to information not available in textbooks. Drawn primarily from information published in the methodology corner of Nursing Research, the articles provide information critical to the researcher when designing and conducting studies. Timely perspectives from expert contributors deliver essential information on the strengths, weaknesses, and applications on a variety of commonly used research methods

Population

Author: John R. Weeks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780534627799

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Understanding society

an introductory reader

Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Kim A. Logio,Howard Francis Taylor

Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 431

View: 6866

PREFACE. ABOUT THE EDITORS. SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES AND SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. 1. C. Wright Mills, "The Sociological Imagination". 2. Allan Johnson, "The Forest and the Trees". 3. Elaine Bell Kaplan, "Our Kind of Girl". 4. Howard Schuman "Sense and Nonsense about Surveys". Infotrac College Edition: Bonus Reading: Joel Best, "Promoting Bad Statistics". Infotrac College Edition: Search Terms. CULTURE. 5. Horace Miner, "Body Ritual of the Nacimera". 6. George Ritzer, "September 11, 2002: Mass Murder and Its Roots in the Symbolism of American Consumer Culture". 7. Kamy Cunningham, "Barbie Doll Culture and the American Waistland". 8. Jean Kilbourne, "Buy This 24-Year-Old and Get All His Friends Absolutely Free". Infotrac College Edition: Bonus Reading: Steven Reiss, "Why America Loves Reality TV". Infotrac College Edition: Search Terms. SOCIALIZATION AND THE LIFE COURSE. 9. David Karp, Lynda Lytle Holmstrom, and Paul S. Gray, "Leaving Home for College: Expectations for Selective Reconstruction of Self". 10. Amy J. Schulz, "Navajo Women and the Politics of Identity". 11. Kathleen Slevin and Toni Calasanti, "Gender and Aging". Infotrac College Edition: Bonus Reading: Traci A. Giuliano, Kathryn E. Popp and Jennifer L. Knight, "Footballs Versus Barbies: Childhood Play Activities as Predictors of Sport Participation by Women." Sex Roles. Infotrac College Edition: Search Terms. SOCIETY AND SOCIAL INTERACTION. 12. Erving Goffman, "The Presentation of Self". 13. Eli Anderson, "Code of the Streets". 14. Michael Hardey, "Life Beyond the Screen: Embodiment and Identity through the Internet". Infotrac College Edition: Bonus Reading: Thomas J. Gerschick, "Toward a Theory of Disability and Gender". Infotrac College Edition: Search Terms. GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS. 15. Patricia Adler and Peter Adler, "Peer Cultures". 16. Ayres Boswell and Joan Z. Spade, "Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture". 17. Bonnie Erickson, "Social Networks: The Value of Variety". Infotrac College Edition: Bonus Reading: "When Agencies Sleep". Infotrac College Edition: Search Terms. DEVIANCE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 18. Emile Durkheim "The Functions of Crime". 19. Peter Conrad and Joseph Schneider, "The Medicalization of Deviance" 20. Jeffrey Reiman, "The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison". 21. Ruth Behar, "The Girl in the Cast". Infotrac College Edition: Bonus Reading: Marc Mauer, "The Social Cost of America''s Race to Incarcerate" Infotrac College Edition: Search Terms. SOCIAL CLASS AND SOCIAL STRATIFICATION. 22. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, "The Communist Manifesto". 23. Thomas Shapiro, "Great Divides". 24. Dalton Conley, "Being Black, Living in the Red". 25. Sharon Hays, "Studying the Quagmire of Welfare Reform". Infotrac College Edition: Bonus Reading: Kathyrn Edin, "Few Good Men: Why Poor Women Don''t Remarry". Infotrac College Edition: Search Terms. GLOBAL STRATIFICATION. 26. Edna Bonacich, Lucie Cheng, Norma Chinchilla, Nora Hamilton, and Paul Ong, "Global Production: The Apparel Industry in the Pacific Rim". 27. Arlie Russell Hochschild, "The Nanny Chain". 28. Walter LaFeber, "Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism". Infotrac College Edition: Bonus Reading: Amartya Sen, "How to Judge Globalism". Infotrac College Edition: Search Terms. RACE. 29. W. E. B. DuBois, "Problem of the Twentieth Century". 30. Elizabeth Martinez, "Beyond Black/White". 31. Alejandro Portes and Rubén Rumbaut, "Immigrant America". 32. Charles Gallagher, "Color-blind Privilege: The Social and Political Functions of Erasing the Color Line in Post Race America". Infotrac College Edition: Bonus Reading: Patricia Gurin, Eric L. Dey, Gerald Gurin, and Sylvia Hurtado, "How Does Racial/Ethnic Diversity Promote Education?" Infotrac College Edition: Search Terms. GENDER. 33. Margaret Andersen, "Thinking About Women". 34. Michael Messner, "Politics of Masculinities". 35. Suzanne Carothers, "Catching Sense: Learning from Our Mothers to be Black and Female". 36. Elizabeth Fernea, "Challenges

Sociology

a global perspective

Author: Joan Ferrante-Wallace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780495005629

Category: History

Page: 651

View: 2662

Sociology

Author: Erich Goode

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 604

View: 4175

A contemporary, full-color, introduction to sociology.