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Author Schutt, Russell K.

Title Investigating the social world : the process and practice of research / Russell K. Schutt
Edition Fourth edition
Published Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, [2004]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  361.1072 Sch/Its 2004  AVAILABLE
Description xxvii, 474 pages, 162 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
regular print
Contents 1. Science, Society, and Social Research -- 2. The Process and Problems of Social Research -- 3. Theories and Philosophies for Social Research -- 4. Conceptualization and Measurement -- 5. Sampling -- 6. Causation and Research Design -- 7. Experiments -- 8. Survey Research -- 9. Qualitative Methods: Observing, Participating, Listening -- 10. Evaluation Research -- 11. Historical and Comparative Research -- 12. Data Analysis -- 13. Qualitative Data Analysis and Content Analysis -- 14. Reporting Research -- App. B. Questions to Ask About a Research Article -- App. C. How to Read a Research Article -- App. F. How to Use a Statistical Package -- App. G. How to Use a Qualitative Analysis Package
Summary "The Fourth Edition of Russell Schutt's social research text, Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research, links the "doing" of social research to important social issues, including substance abuse, domestic violence, gender roles, and homelessness. Each chapter presents an interesting research question and demonstrates how the methods introduced in that chapter can be used to help answer the research question posed. This book not only emphasizes research techniques but also equips students with the critical skills necessary to evaluate research done by others." "Investigating the Social World is an accessible introductory text for research methods courses in sociology, criminal justice, social work, communication and journalism, political science, and public administration."--Book jacket
Notes Previous ed.: 1999
One CD-ROM in pocket attached to inside back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page R-1-R-31) and index
Subject Social problems -- Research.
Social sciences -- Research.
LC no. 2003009022
ISBN 0761929282 paper
Other Titles Student resources to accompany Investigating the social world