Basics of Social Research Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

ISBN-10: 0205484379

ISBN-13: 9780205484379

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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List price: $100.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694

Preface
Foundations
Doing Social Research
Introduction
Alternatives to Social Research
How Science Works
Steps in the Research Process
Dimensions of Research
Conclusion
Theory and Social Research
Introduction
What Is Theory?
The Parts of Theory
The Aspects of Theory
The Three Major Approaches to Social Science
The Dynamic Duo
Conclusion
Ethics in Social Research
Introduction
Why Be Ethical?
Power Relations
Ethical Issues Involving Research Participants
Ethics and the Scientific Community
Ethics and the Sponsors of Research
Politics of Research
Value-Free and Objective Research
Conclusion
Reviewing the Scholarly Literature and Planning a Study
Introduction
Literature Review
Using the Internet for Social Research
Qualitative and Quantitative Orientations toward Research
Qualitative Design Issues
Quantitative Design Issues
Conclusion
Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement
Introduction
Why Measure?
Quantitative and Qualitative Measurement
Parts of the Measurement Process
Reliability and Validity
A Guide to Quantitative Measurement
Index Construction
Scales
Conclusion
Qualitative and Quantitative Sampling
Introduction
Nonprobability Sampling
Probability Sampling
Conclusion
Conducting Quantitative Research
Survey Research
Introduction
The Logic of Survey Research
Constructing the Questionnaire
Types of Surveys: Advantages and Disadvantages
Interviewing
The Ethical Survey
Conclusion
Experimental Research
Introduction
Random Assignment
Experimental Design Logic
Internal and External Validity
Practical Considerations
Results of Experimental Research: Making Comparisons
A Word on Ethics
Conclusion
Nonreactive Research and Secondary Analysis
Introduction
Nonreactive Measurement
Content Analysis
Existing Statistics/Documents and Secondary Analysis
Issues of Inference and Theory Testing
Conclusion
Analysis of Quantitative Data
Introduction
Dealing with Data
Results with One Variable
Results with Two Variables
More Than Two Variables
Inferential Statistics
Conclusion
Conducting Qualitative Research
Field Research
Introduction
The Logic of Field Research
Choosing a Site and Gaining Access
Relations in the Field
Observing and Collecting Data
The Field Research Interview
Leaving the Field
Focus Groups
Ethical Dilemmas of Field Research
Conclusion
Historical-Comparative Research
Introduction
The Logic of Historical-Comparative Research
Steps in a Historical-Comparative Research Project
Data and Evidence in Historical Context
Comparative Research
Equivalence in Historical-Comparative Research
Ethics
Conclusion
Analysis of Qualitative Data
Introduction
Comparing Methods of Data Analysis
Coding and Concept Formation
Analytic Strategies for Qualitative Data
Other Techniques
Software for Qualitative Data
Conclusion
Writing a Research Report
Writing the Research Report
Introduction
The Research Report
Conclusion
Glossary
Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index
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