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Methods of Family Research

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ISBN-10: 1412916771

ISBN-13: 9781412916776

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Theodore N. Greenstein

List price: $75.00
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???This book provides a review and a common ground for discussion of other class readings. . . . I am unaware of any similar books, and this is a welcome addition for my classes in family. . . . It is unique and provides a quick review that students and I find helpful. . . . I welcome a Second Edition.?????? Mary Ann Powell, "University"" of Nebraska, Omaha" Following up on his successful initial foray into helping students better understand the research results they encounter, author Theodore N. Greenstein has revised and updated his popular Methods of Family Research to benefit a new generation of students and researchers. This Second Edition differs from other research methods texts, which focus on teaching students how to "produce" research, by teaching them how to "consume" research in a sophisticated, effective manner. Written in a clear, concise style, this book introduces the basic concepts of social science research methods without excessive technical details. The text covers traditional quantitative methods, qualitative methods, and the mixed-method approach and uses real-life examples to address issues family researchers deal with every day. New to the Second EditionUses even more examples throughout the text to illustrate concepts as they are discussed Includes a new chapter focusing exclusively on Mixed Methods (Chapter 8)Delves further into the subjects of sampling, measurement, and procedures (Chapter 3) Extends the discussions of the key topics of reliability and validity (Chapter 5)Offers expanded coverage of Types of Nonreactive Research (Chapter 6) and Time Diary Methods (Chapter 7)Includes added sections in Chapter 12 on the National Survey ofAmerica??'s Families and the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health Methods of Family Research is an excellent textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students who are fulfilling a research methods requirement in departments of Family Studies, Human Development and Family Studies, Individual and Family Studies, Human Ecology, Home Economics, Sociology, and related programs. Students will come away from this brief, affordable book equipped to critically read, understand, and evaluate research. Visit our Web site at
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638

Theodore N. Greenstein is a father, husband, teacher, author, and researcher.� He is currently Associate Professor of Sociology at North Carolina State University.� He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington State University and has been teaching sociology of the family, research methods, and statistics since 1976.� His research program focuses on the intersection of work and family.� His publications on the division of household labor, marital stability, and the effects of maternal employment on child well-being have appeared in Social Forces , the Journal of Marriage and Family , the Journal of Family Issues , and the Journal of Comparative Family Studies .� He is a member of the American Sociological Association, the Southern Sociological Society, the Council on Contemporary Families, and the National Council on Family Relations.

Why do Research on Families?
Causal Inference in Family Research
Searching and Reading the Literature
Using the Internet to Study Families
How do we Measure Concepts?
Studying Families
Quantitative Methods
Studying Families
Qualitative Methods
Sampling Issues
Working with Scales and Indices
Analyzing Data on Families
Evaluating Family Programs
Using Other People's Data
The Ethics and Politics of Family Research