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Contemporary Social Research Methods

Contemporary Social Research Methods - 3rd edition

Contemporary Social Research Methods - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9781285400655

ISBN10: 1285400658

Contemporary Social Research Methods by Rodney Stark - ISBN 9781285400655
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 02
Copyright: 2002
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Contemporary Social Research Methods by Rodney Stark - ISBN 9781285400655

ISBN13: 9781285400655

ISBN10: 1285400658

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 02
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This fully integrated text/workbook/software package lets students experience the challenge and excitement of doing real social research. The textbook provides a highly readable introduction to the fundamental processes and techniques of contemporary research - without the usual overload of obscure terms and rarely used methods. From the beginning of the textbook, discussions of data analysis are integrated with explanations of the research process. In this way, students understand the purpose behind - and the end result of - the techniques they learn. They stay focused on the "big picture." The accompanying workbook, written by Michael Corbett and Lynne Roberts, allows students to receive hands-on training and practical experience in doing social research. This collection of computer-based exercises requires students to think like social scientists. They work through the same questions, problems, and issues that researchers face. Social Research Using MicroCase provides the flexibility for a course, whether it follows a "lecture-and-test" format or includes independent research projects.


  • A fully integrated text/workbook/software package that provides students with hands-on training and practical experience in doing social research.
  • NEW! New companion web site ( designed to offer students additional experiences in doing social research. Chapter-specific "Web expeditions" provide students the opportunity to search for information, use social science web sites, locate different kinds of data online, perform limited statistical analysis of online data, and find additional information about statistical techniques on the Internet. Each "web expedition" involves a brief series of activities and questions for the student.
  • NEW! The data files have been updated to reflect the 1998 National Opinion Research Center General Social Survey and the 1998 National Election Study (NES).
  • The textbook provides a clear, concise introduction to social research. Its purpose is to expose students to the fundamental concepts and techniques used in contemporary research.
  • Students work through the same questions and problems that social scientists face in their own research.
  • Three convenient options for running the Student MicroCase software: Students can run directly from the Student MicroCase CD without any installation; Students can install Student MicroCase to their hard drives; Instructors can have a network version installed in computer labs.
  • ShowCase Presentational Software (free to instructors who adopt more than 20 copies of one of MicroCase's workbooks) is an innovative program that allows instructors to perform live statistical analysis in front of a classroom using colorful graphics, designed for maximum comprehension. The text and graphics in ShowCase are enlarged to make them easy to read on large monitors or computer projection systems. ShowCase allows instant switching between ShowCase and the student software.
  • The latest news and research articles online, updated daily and spanning four years! InfoTrac College Edition is automatically packaged with every new student copy of this text. You and your students will have 4-months of free access to an easy-to-use online database of reliable, full-length articles (not abstracts) from hundreds of top academic journals and popular sources. Contact your Brooks-Cole/Thomson Learning representative for more information. Available to North American college and university students only. Journals subject to change.
  • NEW! The textbook has been revised and updated and a cumulative glossary has been added.
  • NEW! The Student Version of MicroCase can now be directly run from the CD without any installation, so the DOS version of the software has been eliminated. This makes it more flexible for students who do not have access to a computer on which they can install software.
  • NEW! New exercises have been added to the workbook and existing exercises have been extensively revised.

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