The Basics of Social Research

Author: Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305503074

Category: Science

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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 Basics of Social Research

Author: Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495812242

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting book offers students 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 make this Fifth Edition thoroughly fascinating as it introduces students to the how-tos and whys of social research methods. The book's qualitative coverage combined with its already strong quantitative material makes this new edition Babbie's best yet. Babbie, long respected in the field and renowned for his engaging and friendly writing style, gives students the tools they need for understanding social research methods and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the classroom as researchers and as consumers of research. With increased emphasis on qualitative research and practical applications, this Fifth Edition is authoritative yet student-friendly . . . and engaging enough to help 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 Basics of Social Research

Author: Earl Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495094684

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 576

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This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting book 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 make this Fourth Edition thoroughly fascinating as it introduces you to the how-tos and whys of social research methods. The book's new qualitative coverage combined with its already strong quantitative material makes this new edition Babbie's best yet. Babbie, long respected in the field and renowned for his engaging and friendly writing style, gives you the tools you need for understanding social research methods and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the classroom+as a researcher and as a consumer of research. With a strong emphasis on ethics and additional qualitative material, this Fourth Edition is authoritative yet student-friendly . . . and engaging enough to help you 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 Basics of Social Research

Author: Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 113359414X

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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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. With increased emphasis on qualitative research and practical applications, this edition is authoritative yet student-friendly and engaging enough to help students connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. 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 Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495598410

Category: Science

Page: 624

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Known throughout academia as the gold standard of research methods texts, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH, 12th Edition, is a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research as practiced by social scientists. This best-selling text 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. THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH gives students the tools they need to apply research concepts practically, as both researchers and consumers. 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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Basics of Social Research

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Author: William Lawrence Neuman

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 391

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This introduction to research methods covers all the major topics at a depth of detail that's thorough without being overwhelming. Using clear, accessible language and examples from real research, Lawrence Neuman discusses both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social research, emphasizing the benefits of combining various approaches. - Covers the same topics as Social Research Methods but with less technical detail. - Shows students that social research is a highly important enterprise, and one that is not beyond their abilities. - Uses many examples from real research in major studies to show students the origins of the findings and information used in textbooks or the media. - Emphasizes that social research is not a matter of following fixed procedures and routines, but something that requires creativity, mature judgment, personal integrity, and a commitment to free and open inquiry. - Material in 5/e on historical development of social research, philosophical assumptions for doing research in particular ways, and more sophisticated data gathering and analysis techniques has been largely eliminated.
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Basics of Social Research

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Author: W. Lawrence Neuman

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0205881564

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Preparing students to do research and understand what research can do. Basics of Social Research helps students understand what research can and cannot do, become better consumers of research, and learn why properly conducted research is important. This text teaches students to be better consumers of research results and understand how the research enterprise works, preparing them to conduct small research projects. Upon completing this text, students will gain an awareness of the capabilities and restrictions of research, and learn why properly conducted research is important. Using clear, accessible language and examples from real research, this text discusses both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social research, emphasizing the benefits of combining various approaches. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Recognize that social research is simultaneously a very important enterprise and one that is not beyond you — you can understand it Become better consumers and understand what research can and cannot do Learn how to properly conducted research Acquire a foundation for further learning about doing research and understand that this activity requires dedication, creativity, and mature judgment Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab with Pearson eText (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205863671/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205863679
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Social Research Counts

Author: Earl Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111833893

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Earl Babbie’s SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNTS covers the topics necessary to empower students to be more competent and critical consumers of social research. Intended to alleviate the intimidation that students often feel when taking the course, this brief, 12-chapter book presents the main tenets of research methods in a visually appealing, full-color format designed to engage readers in the material. In addition to presenting topics with his trademark approachable and often humorous writing style, Babbie has added several features within each chapter to help make the text more manageable, including Learning Objectives that offer you and your students an easy-to-follow guide to the content, as well as Tips and Tools and Research in Real Life boxes that provide opportunities for students to better equip themselves with relevant skills and information. As a result of using this book, students will gain confidence in their ability to absorb and apply the foundational skills and principles of research methods. 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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