SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

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ISBN-13: 9781412950312
Edition: 2nd 2009
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List price: $185.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/27/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 680
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.168
Language: English

The Second Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods provides students and researchers with the most comprehensive resource covering core methods, research designs, and data collection, management, and analysis issues. This thoroughly revised edition continues to place critical emphasis on finding the tools that best fit the research question given the constraints of deadlines, budget, and available staff. Each chapter offers guidance on how to make intelligent and conscious tradeoffs so that one can refine and hone the research question as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place. Each chapter has been enhanced pedagogically to include more step-by-step procedures, more practical examples from various settings to illustrate the method, parameters to define when the method is most appropriate and when it is not appropriate. The editors also include numerous graphs, models, tip boxes to provide teaching and learning tools. Key Features of the Second Edition Emphasizes applying research techniques, particularly in "real-world" settings in which there are various data, money, time, and political constraints Contains new chapters on mixed methods, qualitative comparative analysis, concept mapping, and internet data collection Offers a newly developed section that serves as a guide for students who are attempting to translate the content in the chapters into action Intended Audience This Handbook is appropriate for introductory and intermediate research methods courses that focus intently on practical applications and a survey of the many methods available to budding researchers.

Introduction
Why A Handbook of Applied Social Research?
Approaches to Applied Research
Applied Research Design
Design Sensitivity: Statistical Power for Applied Experimental Research
Practical Sampling
Planning Ethically Responsible Research
Applied Research Designs
Randomized Controlled Trials for Evaluation and Planning
Quasi-experimentation
Designing a Qualitative Study
How to Do Better Case Studies (with Illustrations from 20 Exemplary Case Studies)
Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Research
Organizational Diagnosis
Research Synthesis and Meta-analysis
Practical Data Collection
Design and Evaluation of Survey Questions
Internet Survey Methods
Concept Mapping for Applied Social Research
Mail Surveys
Methods for Sampling and Interviewing in Telephone Surveys
Ethnography
Group Depth Interviews: Focus Group Research
Applied Research Design
Designing a Qualitative Study
Practical Sampling
Planning Ethically Responsible Research
Randomized Controlled Experiements for Evaluation
Quasi-Experimentation
Abridged Version of Case Study Research: Design and Method
Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis
Design and Evaluation of Survey Questions
Organizational Diagnosis and Assessment
Mail Surveys
Methods for Sampling and Interviewing in Telephone Surveys
Ethnography
Focus Group Research: Exploration andDiscovery
Concept Mapping
Internet Data Collection
Mixed Methods
Comparative Analysis

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