Readings in Social Research Methods

ISBN-10: 0495093378
ISBN-13: 9780495093374
Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)
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Description: This reader is designed to accompany any main text in research methods or be used as a stand-alone reader. It has been closely patterned on the range of topics covered in Earl Babbie's best selling texts, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH, 11/e and  More...

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Book details

List price: $136.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

This reader is designed to accompany any main text in research methods or be used as a stand-alone reader. It has been closely patterned on the range of topics covered in Earl Babbie's best selling texts, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH, 11/e and BASICS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH, 4/e. The reader focuses on the core methodologies of the social research methods course and provides illustrations of those methods. The articles describe real world applications and research and show students how research is conducted and reported.

Diane Kholos Wysocki grew up in Denver, CO and spent 8 years working as a surgical technician before starting college. She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in sociology at Arizona State University and her MA and Ph.D. in sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Dr. Wysocki is now an Associate Professor of Sociology and the Director of Women's Studies at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Table of Contents
An Introduction to Inquiry
Here We Go! Get Ready to Find out Why You Should Learn About Research Methods
From the Sociological Imagination
The Reality of Everyday Life
Research and Theory: They Go Hand in Hand
School Tracking and Student Violence
Murder Followed by Suicide in Australia, 1973+1992: A Research Note
Ethics: You Must Have Ethics in Life and Especially In Research
Taking Names: The Ethics of Indirect Recruitment in Research on Sexual Networks
The Ethics of Conducting Social-Science Research on the Internet
Code of Ethics, American Sociological Association
The Structuring of Inquiry
Research Design: Now it's Time to Plan
Public Assistance Receipt Among Immigrants and Natives:How the Unit of Analysis Affects Research Findings
Consequences of Participating in a Longitudinal Study of Marriage
Conceptualization and Operationalization: We Have to Explain What We are Studying
An epidemiological survey on the presence of toxic chemicals in soaps and cosmetics used by adolescent female students from a Nigerian University, Obuekwe
Conceptualization of Terrorism
Indexes and Scales: Now we get to measure it all!
A study of differences in business ethical values in Mainland China, the U.S. and Jamaica
The Reverse Social Distance Scale
Sampling Made Easy
Sex in America
The Eurowinter project: the use of market/social research methods in an international scientific study
Modes of Observations
Experimental and Survey Research: Putting it all Together
Prepaid monetary incentives and data quality in face-to-face interviews: data from the 1996 survey of income and program participation incentive experiment
Sex in America-The Sex Survey
The Internet and Opinion Measurement: Surveying Marginalized Populations
Field Research and Unobtrusive Measures: Fun in the Field
Comparisons between Thai adolescent voices and Thai adolescent health literature, Vipavee Thongpriwan
Amateur Stripping and Gaming Encounters: Fun in Gamesor Gaming as Fun?
Thinking Through the Heart
Existing Data and Evaluation Research: Let's find out what works
What Sociologists Do and Where They Do It-The NSF Survey on Sociologist's Work Activities and Workplaces
Professors Who Make the Grade (Factors That Affect Students' Grades. of Professors)
Appendix: Writing and Reading a Research Paper
Construction of Masculinity: A Look into the Lives of Heterosexual Male Transvestites
Glossary

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