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Social Research Methods

ISBN-10: 0139554289
ISBN-13: 9780139554285
Edition: 4th 2001 (Revised)
Authors: David Dooley
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Description: For courses in Social Research Methods, in departments of Psychology, Sociology, or Social Work. Written in a simple, clear, and lively writing style, this text offers an interdisciplinary balance between experimental and nonexperimental methods,  More...

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Book details

List price: $253.60
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/12/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 385
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

For courses in Social Research Methods, in departments of Psychology, Sociology, or Social Work. Written in a simple, clear, and lively writing style, this text offers an interdisciplinary balance between experimental and nonexperimental methods, organizes all material around the core concept of validity, and incorporates an appropriate amount and level of self-contained coverage of basic statistics.

Introduction To Social Research
The Logic of Social Research: Ruling out Rival Hypotheses
Ethics: Protecting Human Subjects and Research Integrity
Finding, Using, and Writing Research Reports: Library Usage and Report Style
II
Theory: Tentative Explanations
Measurement Theory: Toward Validity and Reliability
Types of Measures: Finding and Using Them
III
Survey Data Collection: Issues and Methods in Sample Surveys
Inferential Statistics: Drawing Valid Conclusions from Samples
IV
Designing Research for Internal Validity
True Experimentation: External Validity and Experimental Construct Validity
Quasi-Experimentation: When Multiple Groups and Random Assignment Are Not Possible
Correlational Methods: Controlling Rival Explanations Statistically
Qualitative Research: Participant Observation
V
Interpreting Research: Overview of Research Design and Review Methods
Applied Social Research
Social Research and the Internet
Statistics Review
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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