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Research Imagination An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

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ISBN-10: 0521879728

ISBN-13: 9780521879729

Edition: 2007

Authors: Paul S. Gray, John R. Dalphin, David A. Karp, John B. Williamson

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List price: $206.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/20/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Professor Paul S. Gray (BA Princeton, MA Education, Stanford) received his Ph.D. from Yale University and has taught at Boston College for 32 years. In addition to teaching, Gray also works as a business consultant specializing in leadership development and corporate citizenship. Gray is the Faculty Chair of Leadership for Change associated with Boston College's Carroll School of Management. Gray has conducted research on topics as diverse as higher education in Massachusetts and labor unions in Africa. His research has been published in Symbolic Interaction, Industrial Relations, and the Journal of African Studies.

Professor John R. Dalphin received his undergraduate degree from Holy Cross College and both his MA and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has taught at Merrimack College for over 30 years, teaching courses in population problems, research methodology, social class, and social inequality. He is also the author of a book on the perpetuation of class inequality entitled The Persistence of Social Inequality in America. Professor Dalphin is a member of the American Sociological Association and the New England Sociological Association.

David A. Karp is Professor of Sociology at Boston College, and the author of Speaking of Sadness: Depression, Disconnection, and the Meanings of Illness and The Burden of Sympathy: How Families Cope with Mental Illness.

John B. Williamson is professor of sociology at Boston College, and has written extensively in the areas of aging policy and politics. He is the author or coauthor of fifteen books, including Aging and Public Policyand The Politics of Aging.Diane M. Watts-Roy, former director of the Alzheimer's Respite Program in LaGrange, Kentucky, is currently a doctoral student in sociology at Boston College.Eric R. Kingson, a professor of social work at Syracuse University, is the author or coauthor of five books on the economic, social, and political consequences of population aging.

Research process
Theory and method
Research design
Measurement
Ethical and political issues
Sampling
Survey research
Intensive interviewing
Observational field research
Feminist methods
Historical analysis
Experimental research
Content analysis
Aggregate data analysis
Comparative research method
Evaluation research
Indexes and scales
Basic statistical analysis
Multivariate analysis and statistical significance; Epilogue: the value and limits of social science knowledge.