Practice of Social Research (Non-InfoTrac Version)

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9780534574918: Practice of Social Research (Non-InfoTrac Version)
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In this edition of the most comprehensive, authoritative research methods text on the market, Earl Babbie offers the most cutting-edge and thorough revision ever. The new edition retains the strengths that made it the best-selling text in the market while seamlessly integrating qualitative material throughout and adding an additional chapter on Qualitative Data Analysis (13). The book is known for being straightforward, with a broad set of topics. It has great illustrations, comprehensive overviews, detailed discussions, brief outlines, and a concrete, well-defined chapter structure. Its reputation for being very readable continues through its use of minimum jargon and math, along with use of humor throughout.

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Earl R. Babbie graduated from Harvard University before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and began teaching shortly thereafter. Credited with defining research methods for the social sciences, Dr. Babbie has written several texts, including the bestselling THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH.

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"Of all the books I assign sociology students, this is the most worthwhile reference tool . . . A wonderfully comprehensive text . . . Links theory to research . . . Incorporates statistics, reinforcing the link between data collection and analysis."

"Babbie's language, engaging style, and particularly the chapter on elaboration paradigm help first-time methods students to grasp the basic concepts and logic of a course that many tend to fear."

"My students are impressed with Babbie's clear style of writing. For me, the greatest strengths of the book are the early chapters on conceptualization, measurements, and operationalization. No one else comes close to Babbie in handling this material properly."

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