An Invitation to Social Research

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9780840032386: An Invitation to Social Research

This book provides balanced coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods of social research with a unique behind the scenes approach: Chapters are built on focal research pieces and excerpts from real research projects, and they present the insights and perspectives of workers conducting real-world research. The book guides readers through the many stages of social researchfrom selecting a researchable question and designing a study to selecting the best method of data analysis for a particular studyand prepares them for the ethical issues and problems that they may face along the way.

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1. The Uses of Social Research. 2. Theory and Research. 3. Ethics and Social Research. 4. Selecting Researchable Topics and Questions. 5. Sampling. 6. Measurement. 7. Cross-sectional, Longitudinal, and Case Study Designs. 8. Experimental Research. 9. Questionnaires and Structured Interviews. 10. Qualitative Interviewing. 11. Observational Techniques. 12. Using Available Data. 13. Content Analysis and Comparing Methods. 14. Applied Social Research. 15. Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis. Appendixes. A. Writing the Research Report. B. Random Number Table. C. Checklist for Preparing a Research Proposal. D. Comparing Methods. E. Multiple Methods. Glossary. References. Index.

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Roger Clark is Professor of Sociology at Rhode Island College, where he has taught for twenty-nine years. To date he has published sixty-six research articles and book chapters. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Brown University. Emily Stier Adler is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Rhode Island College, where she taught for thirty-eight years. She has been a research consultant in a variety of settings and the director of Women's Studies at the college. In addition to THE ELECT: RHODE ISLAND'S WOMEN LEGISLATORS with co-author J. Stanley Lemons, her published work includes numerous articles on marriage, teenage pregnancy, adolescence, and political life. Her current research interest is the transition to retirement. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Tufts University.

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