Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Basics of Social Research - 2nd edition

Basics of Social Research (ISBN10: 0534519040; ISBN13: 9780534519049)
ISBN13: 978-0534519049
ISBN10: 0534519040

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0534519056
ISBN10: 0534519059

Summary: A concise, affordable paperback research methods text from Earl Babbie, who defined how to teach the research methods course with the publication of THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH. The streamlined second edition of THE BASICS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH emphasizes the fundamental concepts of both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Inductive chapter openings pose social research problems that are addressed and resolved in each chapter through the application of ke ...show morey chapter concepts. Each chapter contains detailed examples, and new sections on how to interpret the results of data analysis. The second edition features increased technology integration as well. SPSS, MicroCase, HyperResearch, and NVIVO statistical software examples are given throughout the text. Web icons indicate where practice exercises and tutorials are available on the companion web site. The text provides students with the necessary tools for understanding the basics of social research methods, and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the classroom.

Benefits:

  • Brief format for more concise coverage of research methods.
  • NEW! A new Chapter 3 on "The Ethics and Politics of Social Research", includes discussion of Institutional Review Boards and Informed Consent Forms.
  • NEW! Chapters 5 and 6 have been combined to form a single chapter entitled "Conceptualization, Operationalization, and Measurement".
  • NEW! There are two new chapters on qualitative research: Chapter 10 entitled, "Qualitative Field Research" and Chapter 13 entitled, "Qualitative Data Analysis".
  • NEW! Chapter 16, "Social Statistics" has been removed from the text and placed on the companion Web site.
  • NEW! Each chapter will begin with a boxed feature entitled, "An Opening Quandary" that describes a social research issue. The concepts presented in the chapter will refer back to the opening quandary, where appropriate.
  • NEW! Each chapter ends with a boxed feature entitled, "A Quandary Revisited". These features illustrate the application of chapter concepts to answer the initial question posed at the beginning of the chapter ("An Opening Quandary").
  • NEW! "Applying the Results" sections have been added to chapter examples to show students how to interpret the results of data analysis and to relate it to the original problem posed.
  • NEW! Internet boxes are now integrated throughout each chapter describing Internet links relevant to chapter material posted on the companion web site.
  • NEW! The number of examples overall is reduced, so that individual examples will have greater depth and will focus more on the "how to" of doing research, and less on the findings.
  • NEW! Inclusion of MicroCase and qualitative examples will create a balanced mix along with SPSS examples.
  • Engaging and approachable writing style.
  • NEW! The number of real world examples has increased to balance theoretical academic examples.
  • NEW! Additional material on evaluation research; proposal writing and budgeting.
  • NEW! End of chapter Review and Exercises have moved to the Internet; continuity project deleted.
  • NEW! Primers on how to use SPSS, NVIVO, and HyperResearch are available on the companion web site.
  • NEW! Each chapters multimedia resources include InfoTrac College Edition key search terms.
  • Total Integration of both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Use of practical examples and emphasis on the application of social research methods.
  • Demonstration of how to do preferred research techniques.
  • Complete chapter on the ethics and politics of social research.
  • Technology integration of SPSS, MicroCase, HyperResearch and NVIVO statistical software programs and examples.
  • Companion Web site featuring tutorials, additional exercises, and a statistics review.
  • NEW! Chapter 1 includes causation material from Chapter 3.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 07/28/2001
International: No

View Author Bio
View Table of Contents



List Price: $77.95
Used  Currently Sold Out
New  Currently Sold Out
Rental $9.99
Due back 12/19/2014
Rental
Save $67.96 (87%)
  • Free return shipping
  • In stock
  • 21-day satisfaction guarantee
CDs or access codes may not be included
Marketplace sellers starting at $1.99

30 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Basics of Social Research
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (30)  |  New (3)  |  Very Good (3)  |  Good (20)  |  Acceptable (4)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
GreatBuyBooks-WA
Toledo, OH
Seller Rating: 4.55
Buy from the best: 4,000,000 items shipped to delighted customers. We have 1,000,000 unique items ready to ship today!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
MotorCityBooks
Brownstown, MI
Seller Rating: 4.59
With pride from Motor City. All books guaranteed. Best Service, Best Prices.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
SuperFlyBooks AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Seller Rating: 4.26
Belmont, CA 2001 Other 2nd ed. Good. Go green, recycle! Book may have wear from reading, may contain some library markings.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
BreakTimeBooks
Toledo, OH
Seller Rating: 4.11
Good book, great price! We ship daily via USPS. Buy with the best! BN
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
OwlsBooks-TRM
Toledo, OH
Seller Rating: 4.43
Giving great service since 2004: Buy from the Best! 4,000,000 items shipped to delighted customers. We have 1,000,000 unique items ready to ship! Find your Great Buy today!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
BookHolders MD
College Park, MD
Seller Rating: 4.66
second Fair [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Underlining/Highlighting: SOME ] [ Writing: SOME ][ Torn pages: YES ] [ Edition: second ] Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Pub Date: 7/16/2001 Binding: Paper ...show moreback Pages: 496. ...show less
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
AtlantaBookCompany
Atlanta, GA
Seller Rating: 4.59
A tradition of southern quality and service. All books guaranteed at the Atlanta Book Company. Our mailers are 100% recyclable.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Books Squared
Dallas, TX
Seller Rating: 4.6
Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Book selection as BIG as Texas.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
SuperFlyBooks AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Seller Rating: 4.26
Belmont, CA 2001 Other 2nd ed. Good.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
BreakTimeBooks
Toledo, OH
Seller Rating: 4.11
No comments from the seller
Page:   1     2     3     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close