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Observing Ourselves : Essays in Social Research

Observing Ourselves : Essays in Social Research - 86 edition

Observing Ourselves : Essays in Social Research - 86 edition

ISBN13: 9781577660194

ISBN10: 1577660196

Observing Ourselves : Essays in Social Research by Earl Babbie - ISBN 9781577660194
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 86
Copyright: 1986
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
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Observing Ourselves : Essays in Social Research by Earl Babbie - ISBN 9781577660194

ISBN13: 9781577660194

ISBN10: 1577660196

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 86

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Table of Contents

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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