The Basics of Social Research

Author: Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305503074

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting text presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples, such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana, introduce students to the how-tos and whys of social research methods. Updated with new data, expanded coverage of online research and other topics, and new Learning Objectives for each chapter to focus students' attention on important concepts, this edition continues to be authoritative yet student-friendly and engaging as it helps students connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Practice of Social Research

Author: Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305445562

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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The Fourteenth Edition of Babbie's THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH gives students the tools they need to apply research concepts practically, as both researchers and consumers. Known as the “gold standard” for research methods, the book offers a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research as practiced by social scientists. Babbie emphasizes the research process by showing students how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering questions about research methods-such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

Author: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias,Anna Leon-Guerrero

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506347223

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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This Eighth Edition of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society continues to emphasize intuition and common sense, while demonstrating that social science is a constant interplay between methods of inquiry and important social issues. Recognizing that today’s students live in a world of growing diversity and richness of social differences, authors Chava Frankfort-Nachmias and Anna Leon-Guerrero use research examples that show how statistics is a tool for understanding the ways in which race, class, gender, and other categories of experience shape our social world and influence social behavior. In addition, guides for reading and interpreting the research literature help students acquire statistical literacy, while SPSS demonstrations and a rich variety of exercises help them hone their problem-solving skills.
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Sociology in Our Times

Author: Diana Kendall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856309

Category: Social Science

Page: 768

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This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by presenting a timely collection of theories, research, and examples -- including its signature first-person accounts that open many chapters. These lived experiences are relevant to students and introduce themes that provide a framework for learning the chapter material. Kendall's vivid and inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, and eye for compelling current examples further highlight sociology's relevance to all students. Now in its eleventh edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism. This edition focuses more on social/global change and on the contemporary world, presenting such current debates as bullying and social media abuse, digital-age methods to increase school attendance, food trucks and the spread of culture, modern slavery, and weight bias. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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How It's Done: An Invitation to Social Research

Author: Emily Adler,Roger Clark

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495093386

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 544

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How It's Done is the realistic, fascinating book that helps you practice and think just as a social researcher would. This updated new edition guides you through the stages of social research--from selecting a researchable question and designing a study to selecting the best method of data analysis for a particular study--and it prepares you for the ethical issues and problems you may face along the way. Focal Research essays in every chapter take you 'behind the scenes' and involve you in real research articles written by actual researchers, such as: Studying Women with HIV/AIDS: Ethical Concerns and Researcher Responsibilities. Inventing Adulthoods: A Qualitative Longitudinal Study of Youth Transitions. Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Presence of Female Characters and Gender Stereotyping in Award-Winning Pictures Books Between the 1930s and the 1960s. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Research Methods for the Social Sciences

Author: Jerry Wellington,Marcin Szczerbinski

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441140867

Category: Education

Page: 248

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The aim of this book is to provide an introductory but not simplistic guide to research in the social and behavioural sciences. The book sets out to tackle difficult issues and concepts in a scholarly but accessible manner, providing ample guidance and signposts to further reading. We explore a wide range of questions about research and research methods, including: * What counts as 'good research'? * Research approaches, paradigms, methods and methodology: what are they and what is the difference? * What is the so-called 'qualitative/ quantitative'? * When and where is quantitative research indispensable? * If one suggests that research should be 'scientific' what does that mean? * What methods and methodologies are used in social research? * What is the role of statistics in social and behavioural research? How should statistical evidence be interpreted? * What are the ways in which research can, and should, be disseminated and presented? This book is aimed as much at the reflective, researching professional as for the professional researcher.
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Seeing Sociology: An Introduction

Author: Joan Ferrante

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305480465

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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Offering instructors complete flexibility, SEEING SOCIOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION, 3rd Edition combines up-to-the-minute coverage with an easy-to-manage approach featuring brief, self-contained modules in each chapter that instructors can assign based on the needs of their class. The Third Edition includes such contemporary topics as globalization’s connection to technology and gay rights, the anti-aging industry, and The Affordable Care Act, and many others, reflecting the latest developments in the field. Extremely student-friendly and engaging, the text continues to make photos an integral part of the learning process-resulting in a stronger, more memorable learning experience for students. The new “What Do Sociologists See?” feature includes a sociologist's insights on everyday images, showing students how sociological concepts can be applied to daily life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Sociology of Deviant Behavior

Author: Marshall B. Clinard,Robert F. Meier

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305537343

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR has been the market-leading deviance/criminology textbook for more than 40 years by combining timely research findings and updated data with solid sociological analysis. Designed to appeal to today's students, the fifteenth edition examines such relevant and timely topics as justified deviance (e.g., terrorism); corporate crime and mistakes, such as the General Motors ignition problem; the changing moral landscape regarding gay marriage and marijuana use; the importance of social media in facilitating deviant acts; political crime, including electoral crime; and cultural and social reactions to deviance. Learning aids-such as chapter outlines, bolded key terms, discussion questions, and a glossary-support students' study and review. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Sociology: A Global Perspective

Author: Joan Ferrante

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495390917

Category: Science

Page: 592

View: 1923

Sociology: A Global Perspective, 7/e introduces you to the concepts and theories of sociology, demonstrates how they can be used to think about the most significant and pressing global issues of our day, and uses powerful visual images to illustrate their impact on individuals, local communities, and society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Understanding Social Problems

Author: Linda A. Mooney,David Knox,Caroline Schacht

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856570

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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This thoroughly revised edition of Mooney, Knox, and Schacht's text uses a theoretically balanced, student-centered approach to provide a comprehensive exploration of social problems. UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS, Tenth Edition, progresses from a micro to macro level of analysis, focusing first on problems related to health care, drugs and alcohols, families, and crime, and then broadening to the larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, aging, environmental problems, and conflict around the world. The social problem in each chapter is framed in a global as well as a U.S. context. In addition, the three major theoretical perspectives are applied to the problem under discussion, and its consequences -- as well as alternative solutions -- are explored. Pedagogical features such as The Human Side and Self and Society enable students to grasp how social problems affect the lives of individuals and apply their understanding of social problems to their own lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Essentials of Statistics: A Tool for Social Research

Author: Joseph F. Healey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305445740

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Framed in a student-friendly writing style, this text presents the essentials of statistics with an applied approach. Author Joseph Healey encourages skill development for statistical literacy, emphasizing computational competence and the ability to read social science literature with greater comprehension. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Sociology

The Essentials

Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard F. Taylor

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781111833787

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Your students can test their knowledge with this collection of practice tests, including multiple-choice, true/false, and short-answer questions with answers, page references, and answer explanations.
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Empowerment Series: Essential Research Methods for Social Work

Author: Allen Rubin,Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305480503

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Rubin and Babbie's ESSENTIAL RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK provides students with a concise introduction to research methods that offers illustrations and applications specific to the field, as well as a constant focus on the utility of social work research in social work practice. Outlines, introductions, boxed features, chapter endings with main points, review questions and exercises, and Internet exercises provide students with the information and practice they need to succeed in the course. Part of the Cengage Empowerment Series, the fourth edition is up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Foundations of Business

Author: William M. Pride,Robert J. Hughes,Jack R. Kapoor

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305511069

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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Gain a solid understanding of business today and what it takes to become a better employee, more informed consumer, and even a successful business owner with the best-selling FOUNDATONS OF BUSINESS, 5E. This up-to-date, comprehensive survey of business highlights forms of business ownership, management and organization, human resources management, marketing, social media and e-business, information systems, accounting, and finance. Core topics and special features examine ethics and social responsibility, small business and entrepreneurship, and global issues, while new coverage addresses cutting-edge topics, such as the impact of social media in business, the economic recovery and remaining economic issues, international business, green and socially responsible business, and sustainability. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Essentials of Marketing Research

Author: William Zikmund,Barry Babin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133190642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Focusing on students as managers, the exciting new ESSENTIALS OF MARKETING RESEARCH, 5e, offers concise yet thorough coverage that delivers the essential information students need to skillfully use marketing research in making effective business decisions. It also equips readers with the skills to perform basic, core marketing research tasks. Designed specifically for instructors who prefer a more concise introduction to marketing research topics, it succinctly addresses the design, collection, analysis, and reporting of marketing research data relevant to a firm’s current and future needs. Reflecting the latest developments from the field, the Fifth Edition features an increased emphasis on behavioral tracking, social networking, smart phones, and the resulting impact on marketing research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Knocked Out By Love

Author: Abby Niles

Publisher: Entangled: Select Contemporary

ISBN: 1633757196

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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Brody Minton has loved Scarlett Harris for years. But she’s his best friend’s wife, so he’s worked hard to keep his distance. Hearing the marriage is over shouldn’t change anything. Only an ass would make a move on a friend’s ex... Except Scarlett wants help getting back in the dating game, and Brody’s torn. If he helps her out, he can keep an eye on her and guard her vulnerable heart. But having the woman he’s longed for for years in arms’ reach is hell on a man’s restraint, no matter how iron strong his will. But loving Scarlett is only half the fight. All Scarlett Harris wants is to get away for a while and rethink her life after filing for divorce from her lying, cheating bastard of a husband. The gorgeous Bahamas sounds like the perfect escape, except she’s booked in very resort Brody “The Iron” Minton is staying at for his sister’s wedding. Now her ex’s best friend is dogging her every move, and is a witness to her first pathetic attempts at flirting in years. If Brody isn’t going to leave her alone, then she’ll just recruit him to help get her reacquainted with her single self.
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Understanding Society

An Introductory Reader

Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Kim A. Logio,Howard Francis Taylor

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781111185961

Category: Social Science

Page: 606

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UNDERSTANDING SOCIETY: AN INTRODUCTORY READER, Fourth Edition, contains a collection of classic and contemporary sociological readings selected for their timeliness, diversity, and interest. The emphasis of this collection is on articles that students will both understand and also find intriguing. UNDERSTANDING SOCIETY: AN INTRODUCTORY READER, Fourth Edition, includes the most up-to-date selection available today. Out of sixty-eight total articles, thirty-eight are new in this edition. The new articles were selected to engage student interest, to reflect the richness of sociological thought, and to add articles that address issues that have emerged since the publication of the last edition (such as the economic recession, the Haiti earthquake, and the increasing racial segregation of schools, to name a few). As always, the editors have included the top names in the field. Five themes run throughout the text: classical sociological theory, contemporary research, diversity, globalization, and the application of the sociological perspective.
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