Reading Social Research Studies in Inequalities and Deviance

ISBN-10: 1452242011
ISBN-13: 9781452242019
Edition: 2013
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Description: Reading Social Research: Studies in Inequalities and Deviance, by Jeffrey Dixon and Royce Singleton,consists of a collection of 20 such studies, carefully chosen to represent a broad range of approaches and methods of contemporary social research.  More...

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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.166

Reading Social Research: Studies in Inequalities and Deviance, by Jeffrey Dixon and Royce Singleton,consists of a collection of 20 such studies, carefully chosen to represent a broad range of approaches and methods of contemporary social research. Selected journal articles and book excerpts illustrate the relationship between theory and research, the ethical and political dimensions of research, methods of selecting cases and measuring concepts, and various ways of gathering and analyzing data. Focusing on issues of race/ethnicity, gender, class, and crime and deviance, readings expose students to substantive topics fundamental to and at the forefront of the social sciences. In addition, they provide examples of both qualitative and quantitative social research; are rigorous applications of methodological concepts; and are abridged carefully to make them accessible to students.

Jeff Dixon received his PhD in Sociology from Indiana University, with a minor in research/qualitative methods, and also holds a BS in Secondary Education from Wright State University. His previous research has appeared in such journals as Social Forces, Public Opinion Quarterly, British Journal of Sociology, International Migration Review, Social Science Quarterly, The Journal of Political and Military Sociology, and Teaching Sociology. His current research examines public opinion toward European Union (EU) enlargement, job security, and liberal-democratic values in the EU and Turkey. As an assistant professor at College of the Holy Cross, Dixon teaches seminars on the European Union and Turkey, as well as research methods, sociological perspectives, and "social class and power".

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.

Preface
Introduction
From Theory to Research and Back
Modernization, cultural change, and the persistence of traditional values
On the run: Wanted men in a Philadelphia ghetto
Ethics and Politics of Research
Problems of ethics in research
(How) Does the sexual orientation of parents matter?
Measurement
Racial mismatch: The divergence between form and function in data for monitoring racial discrimination of Hispanics
Husbands' and wives' time spent on housework: A comparison of measures
Sampling
The sex survey
Crossing a boundary
Experiments
Misconduct in the prosecution of severe crimes: Theory and experimental test
The mark of a criminal record
Surveys
Health and behavioral consequences of binge drinking in college A national survey of students at 140 campuses
America's liberalization in attitudes toward homosexuality, 1973 to 1998
Qualitative Field Research and Interviews
"Cooling out" men in singles bars and nightclubs: Observations on the interpersonal survival strategies of women in public places
Work, welfare, and single mothers' economic survival strategies
Existing Data Analysis: Content, Historical, and Comparative
Culture and conflict: The portrayal of blacks in U.S. children's picture books through the mid- and late-twentieth century
Imprisonment and social classification in five common-law democracies, 1955-1985
Multiple Methods
Walking the talk? What employers say versus what they do
The influence of physical and sexual abuse on marriage and cohabitation
Data Analysis: Quantitative and Qualitative
Collegiate alcohol consumption and academic performance
Identity work among the homeless: The verbal construction and avowal of personal identities
Glossary
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