Investigating the Social World The Process and Practice of Research

ISBN-10: 1412999804
ISBN-13: 9781412999809
Edition: 7th 2012
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Book details

List price: $115.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/26/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 648
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.794

Russell K. Schutt (PhD, MA, BA, University of Illinois at Chicago; postdoctoral fellow in the Sociology of Social Control Training Program at Yale University) is professor and chair of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston and lecturer on sociology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. In addition to Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research, now in its Eighth Edition , and its co-authored adaptations for the disciplines of social work, criminal justice, psychology, and education, his books include Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Illness, Social Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (co-edited), and Organization in a Changing Environment . His scholarship focuses on the bidirectional relationship between individuals and their social environment, its consequences for organizational change, cognitive functioning, and individual behavior, and its predictors in individual orientations and community contexts. His related articles have been published in journals ranging from the American Journal of Sociology, Social Problems, Law and Society Review, and the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation to the Journal of Community Health, Journal of Community Psychology, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Women and Health, Evaluation & Program Planning, and the Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare . His major research projects have been funded by the Veterans Health Administration, the National Cancer Institute, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the National Institute of Mental Health, the John E. Fetzer Institute, and state and local sources. In addition to research methods and statistics, he teaches the sociology of complex organizations and the sociology of law.

Science, Society, and Social Research
The Process and Problems of Social Research
Research Ethics and Philosophies
Conceptualization and Measurement
Sampling
Research Design and Causation
Experiments
Survey Research
Qualitative Methods
Qualitative Data Analysis
Evaluation and Policy Research
Historical and Comparative Research
Secondary Data Analysis and Content Analysis
Quantitative Data Analysis
Summarizing and Reporting Research
Summaries of Frequently Cited Research Articles
Questions to Ask About a Research Article
How to Read a Research Article
Table of Random Numbers
How to Use a Statistical Package
Annotated List of Web Sites
Bibliography
Credits
Glossary/Index

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