Doing Social Research

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This third edition of Therese L. Baker's popular text, Doing Social Research offers a hands-on, step-by-step approach to social research that combines authoritative content, effective pedagogy, and an engaging writing style. To that end, the author includes real, classic and contemporary research studies, as well as interviews with the authors of these studies, to personalize the experience of doing social research, and keep students interested and motivated. Baker exposes students to a broad range of research methods, encouraging them to explore the rich universe of social research. In this text, Baker encourages a sense of commitment to doing social research. She exposes students to the choices, the challenges, and the excitement of trying to study some piece of social action, and encourages students to believe that they can become social researchers. Doing Social Research, Third Edition is the answer for sociology and social science students who need a practical understanding of today's key research theories and techniques.

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Therese L. Baker has taught social research methods since 1975. She is one of the twelve founding members of California State University, San Marcos, founded in 1989, where she is currently program director in sociology and in social science. She received her undergraduate education at Cornell University and her graduate education at University of Chicago. She was a member of the sociology department at De Paul University in Chicago for eighteen years, during which she served as chairperson of the Sociology Department, director of the Chicago Area Studies Center, and director of the Urban Studies program. She held the position of visiting scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University. Dr. Baker has been an advisory editor for Contemporary Sociology, The Sociological Quarterly, The American Sociologist, and Gender and Society.

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