Research Methods in Social Relations

ISBN-10: 0155061399
ISBN-13: 9780155061392
Edition: 7th 2002 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $269.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/26/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL RELATIONS offers a compelling, problem-focused perspective on social science methods. The authors discuss the influence of personal and cultural values on which questions are asked, how they are asked, and how they are addressed in the opening chapter and use this perspective in discussions of specific methods throughout the book. This focus on the importance of conscience and conviction in research on social behavior is a unique and enduring feature of this new Seventh Edition. Ideal for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this Seventh Edition covers all the major research methods used by social scientists, with special attention devoted to methods that are well-suited to the study of real world social problems. Most of the examples drawn from the published literature or developed specifically for the book concern a social problem for which social science research is relevant. Your students will see how social science research can be used to address questions such as: To what factors can the escalation of violence in schools be attributed? Why, in the midst of an AIDS epidemic to people engage in risky sexual behavior? Can ethnic prejudice be reduced? As in previous editions, the heart of the book is detailed coverage of a broad array of research methods, ranging from tightly controlled laboratory experimentation to nonintrusive observation of people in theier natural environments.

Introduction
Ways of Knowing
The Place of Values in Social Science Research
Contestability in Social and Physical Sciences
Casual Observation
Toward a Science of Social Behavior
Summary
Evaluating Social Science Theories and Research
The Purposes of Research in the Social Sciences
Criteria for Evaluating Social Science Research
Maximizing Construct Validity
Maximizing Internal Validity
Maximizing External Validity
Summary
Ethical Principles
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study
The Belmont Report
Focus on Ethical Issues in Experimental Research: Deception
Focus on Ethical Issues in Quasi-Experimental Research: Confidentiality and Anonymity
Focus on Ethical Issues in Nonexperimental Research: Participant Observation
The Ethics of Not Doing a Study
Case Study of the Ethical Review Process
Closing Thoughts
Summary
Measurement
Fundamentals of Measurement
From Abstract Concepts to Concrete Representations
Operational Definitions Are Necessary but Rarely Sufficient
Measurement Presupposes a Clearly Defined Construct
Components of an Observed Score
Reliability
Validity
Summary
Modes of Measurement
Modes of Direct Questioning
Other Modes of Measurement
Summary
Single-Item Measures in Questionnaires
Outline of Procedures in Questionnaire Research
Question Content
Question Wording
Question Sequence
Special Techniques for Sensitive Content
Interviewing
Summary
Scaling and Multiple-Item Measures
Advantages of Multiple-Item Measures
Levels of Measurement
Rating Scales for Quantifying Individual Judgments
Developing Multiple-Item Scales
Three Types of Multiple-Item Scales
Scaling and Levels of Measurement
Summary
Sampling
Fundamentals of Sampling
Some Basic Definitions and Concepts
Nonprobability Sampling
Probability Sampling
Concluding Remarks About the Two Kinds of Sampling
Sampling Elements Other Than People
Summary
Probability Sampling Methods
Basic Probability Sampling Methods
Sampling Error
Two Examples of Sampling Plans for a National Survey
Summary
Experience Sampling
Applications of the Experience Sampling Method
Sampling Strategies and Procedures
Measurement Strategies and Procedures
Summary
Social Research Strategies
Randomized Experiments
Controlling and Manipulating Variables
Random Assignment
Independent Variables that Vary Within and Between Participants
Threats to Internal Validity
Construct Validity of Independent Variables in a Randomized Experiment
Alternative Experimental Designs
Strengths and Weaknesses of Randomized Experiments
Summary
The Laboratory Setting
When Should the Laboratory Be Used?
Types of Laboratory Study
Artifact and Artificiality
Elements of a Laboratory Study
Summary
Nonrandomized Designs
Examples of Nonrandomized Designs
Alternative Nonrandomized Designs
Summary
Applied Research
Varieties of Applied Research
Evaluation Research
The Politics of Applied and Evaluation Research
Can We Afford Not to Do Appliedd Research?
Summary
Observational and Archival Research
Naturalness in Research
Observation
Archival Research
Summary
Qualitative Research
Narrative Analysis
Focus Groups
Oral History
Participant Observation
Summary
Analysis and Writing
Data Management and Exploration
The Data Matrix
The Codebook
Statistical Software
Exploring Data
Summary
Estimates and Tests of Association
Associations Between Dichotomous Variables
Inferring Associations in Populations from Sample Data
Associations Between Continuous Variables
Associations Between a Continuous Variable and a Dichotomous Variable
Interpreting Associations
Partial Associations
Summary
Reviewing Research Reports and Literatures
Reviewing Research Reports
Searching the Literature
Reviewing the Literature--"Traditionally" and Meta-Analytically
Basic Meta-Analytic Tests: Combining and Comparing Studies
Summary
Writing the Research Report
Some Preliminary Considerations
Introduction
Method
Results
Discussion
Summary or Abstract
References
Appendix
Some Suggestions on Procedure and Style
Where to Find Additional Guidance
Summary
Bibliography
Author Index
Subject Index

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