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Approaches to Social Research

Approaches to Social Research - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0195147940

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ISBN13: 978-0195147940
ISBN10: 0195147944
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 05
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2005
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Approaches to Social Research - 4TH 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195147940

Royce A. Singleton and Bruce C. Straits

ISBN13: 978-0195147940
ISBN10: 0195147944
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 05
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

Ideal for introductory methods courses as well as for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, Approaches to Social Research strikes an important balance between specific techniques and the underlying logic of social inquiry - the how-to and wherefore of research. The authors provide a balanced treatment of the four major approaches to research - experimentation, survey research, field research, and the use of available data - bringing the material to life with numerous examples drawn from both classic and current research. While advocating a multiple-methods strategy that treats the approaches as complementary rather than as mutually exclusive, it furnishes a detailed account of the process as well as the advantages and disadvantages of carrying out research with each approach. Extensive substantive examples and a clear exposition make complex issues accessible to students with no background in social research.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1. Introduction

I Scientific and Logical Foundations of Social Research

Ch. 2. The Nature of Science
Ch. 3. The Logic of Scientific Reasoning

II Research Design

Ch. 4. Elements of Research Design
Ch. 5. Measurement
Ch. 6. Sampling

III Methods of Data Collection

Ch. 7. Experimentation
Ch. 8. Experimental Designs
Ch. 9. Survey Research
Ch. 10. Survey Instrumentation
Ch. 11. Field Research
Ch. 12. Research Using Available Data
Ch. 13. Multiple Methods
Ch. 14. Evaluation Research

IV Data Processing, Analysis, and Interpretation

Ch. 15. Data Processing and Elementary Data Analysis
Ch. 16. Multivariate Analysis
Ch. 17. Research Ethics
Ch. 18. Writing Research Reports