W. Lawrence Neuman Understanding Research

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Understanding Research

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Understanding Research is an accessible and visually-appealing introduction to research.  Whether students become producers or consumers of research, this text shows them that the subject is both interesting and highly relevant for their lives and professional work.

 

 

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Neuman, Understanding Research

© 2009 ISBN: 0-205- 47153-6

 

Understanding Research is an accessible and visually-appealing introduction to research across a wide range of academic fields and applied professions. It builds a broad foundation that will prepare you for more advanced courses in research and statistics; shows you how to evaluate and understand the significance of published studies; and illustrates the usefulness of research in a variety of real settings.

 

Whether you become a producer or consumer of research, Understanding Research demonstrates that the subject is both interesting and highly relevant to your personal and working life.

 

Key Features:

 

  • Covers all major social research concepts and builds a broad foundation that will prepare students for more advanced courses in research and statistics.
  • Develops critical reading skills to enable students to evaluate and understand the significance of published studies.
  • Includes examples and illustrations from a broad range of academic disciplines.
  • Engages students and illustrates utility of research in a variety of “real” settings.

 

About the Author:

W. Lawrence Neuman James is professor of sociology and Asian Studies coordinator at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. His M.A. and Ph.D. were earned at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He has authored seven books and published 35 articles and book chapters, which have appeared in Social Problems, Sociological Inquiry, Social Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Critical Asian Studies, Teaching Sociology, The Journal of Contemporary AsiaSociological Quarterly, and other journals . He is a former president of the Wisconsin Sociological Association. Neuman has received his university’s highest award for research, the Chancellor's Award for service to students with disabilities, as well as the the Wisconsin Sociological Association's Outstanding Service Award, and the College of Letters and Sciences awards for outstanding teaching, excellence in research, and outstanding service.

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