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Approaches to Social Research

ISBN-10: 0195147944
ISBN-13: 9780195147940
Edition: 4th 2004 (Revised)
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Description: A sophisticated introduction to social research methods, this text provides a comprehensive, balanced treatment of four major research approaches: experimentation, survey research, field research, and the use of available data. Extensive updated  More...

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Book details

List price: $89.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/12/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

A sophisticated introduction to social research methods, this text provides a comprehensive, balanced treatment of four major research approaches: experimentation, survey research, field research, and the use of available data. Extensive updated examples and a clear exposition make complex issues accessible to students with no background in social research. New chapters address emerging technologies and the Internet. An instructor's manual will accompany the text.

Royce A. Singleton, Jr. is a Professor of Sociology at the College of the Holy Cross. Currently, he serves on the editorial board of Sociological Perspectives, official journal of the Pacific Sociological Association, and on the Institutional Review Board at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. During the past year he has reviewed manuscripts for several journals and reviewed a film for Teaching Sociology. He is the author of numerous publications on research methods and race relations.

Introduction
Scientific and Logical Foundations of Science
The Nature of Science
The Logic of Scientific Reasoning
Research Design
Elements of Research Design
Measurement
Sampling
Methods of Data Collection
Experimentation
Experimental Designs
Survey Research
Survey Instrumentation
Field Research
Research Using Available Data
Multiple Methods
Evaluation Research
Data Processing, Analysis, and Interpretation
Data Processing and Elementary Data Analysis
Multivariate Analysis
Research Ethics
Writing Research Reports
Glossary
References
Names Index
Subject Index

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