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Observing Ourselves : Essays in Social Research

Observing Ourselves : Essays in Social Research - 86 edition

ISBN13: 978-1577660194

Cover of Observing Ourselves : Essays in Social Research 86 (ISBN 978-1577660194)
ISBN13: 978-1577660194
ISBN10: 1577660196

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 86
Copyright: 1986
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
Published: 1986
International: No

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Observing Ourselves : Essays in Social Research - 86 edition

ISBN13: 978-1577660194

Earl Babbie

ISBN13: 978-1577660194
ISBN10: 1577660196

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 86
Copyright: 1986
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
Published: 1986
International: No

Table of Contents

I. AN INTRODUCTION TO INQUIRY

1. Closed Answers and Open Questions
2. Truth, Objectivity, and Agreement
3. Paradigms

II. THE STRUCTURING OF INQUIRY

4. Determinism Versus Freedom
5. Concepts, Indicators, and Reality
6. Making Distinctions

III. MODES OF OBSERVATIONS

7. Quantitative or Qualitative
8. The Impact of the Observer
9. The Power of Introspection

IV. ANALYSIS OF DATA

10. Finding Patterns
11. Probability and Causation
12. Critical Thinking

V. THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF RESEARCH

13. Scientific Closed-Mindedness
14. Value-Free Science?
15. The First Science

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