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vii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • INTRODUCTION: THE PRACTICE OF RESEARCH -- CHAPTER 1: EXPERIMENTATION -- Constraints into Preferences: gender, status, and emerging Career Aspirations -- Reflection by Shelley Correll -- CHAPTER 2: SURVEY RESEARCH -- Digital Na(t)ives? Variation in Internet Skills and Uses among Members of the "Net Generation" -- Reflection by Eszter Hargittai? -- CHAPTER 3: SURVEY RESEARCH, ANALYZING SOCIAL NETWORKS -- Partisans, Nonpartisans, and the Antiwar Movement in the United States -- Reflection by Michael Heaney -- CHAPTER 4: FIELD OBSERVATION/ETHNOGRAPHY -- How Elite Students Think about "The Staff" -- Reflection by Shamus Khan -- CHAPTER 5: FIELD INTERVIEWING -- Running an Outsourced Canvass -- Reflection by Dana R. Fisher -- CHAPTER 6: RESEARCH USING AVAILABLE DATA -- Racial Self-Categorization in Adolescence: Multiracial Development And Social Pathways -- Reflection by Steven Hitlin, Scott Brown, and Glen Elder Jr. -- CHAPTER 7: RESEARCH USING AVAILABLE DATA/HISTORICAL ANALYSIS -- Islamic Mobilization: Social Movement Theory and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood -- Reflection by Ziad Munson -- CHAPTER 8: RESEARCH USING AVAILABLE DATA/ CONTENT ANALYSIS -- "Close Your Eyes and Think of England": Pronatalism in the British Print Media -- Reflection by Jessica Brown -- CHAPTER 9: MULTIPLE METHODS/MIXED METHODS -- Why Organizational Ties Matter for Neighborhood Effects: A Study of Resource Access through Childcare Centers -- Reflection by Mario Luis Small.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199827411 20160704
This unique reader for research methods courses looks at how social scientists ask and answer questions. The Practice of Research presents a practical guide to doing research by excerpting well-known studies by some of the most distinguished social science researchers in the field today. The excerpts represent nine methodological approaches and are accompanied by reflections where authors reveal how they resolved some of the challenges that face almost all research projects. Contributors include: * Jessica Brown, University of Houston * Shelley Correll, Stanford University * Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University * Michael T. Heaney, University of Michigan * Steven Hitlin, University of Iowa; J. Scott Brown, Miami University; and Glen H. Elder, Jr., University of North Carolina * Ziad Munson, Lehigh University * Mario Luis Small, University of Chicago The personal reflections written by authors of each excerpted paper were prepared specifically for this volume. Focusing on the experience of actually doing research, The Practice of Research illustrates methods in action. This volume lets students not just read exemplary papers, but also gives students access to these authors as they personally narrate their practical solutions to common research challenges.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199827411 20160704
Green Library
CSRE-180A-01, SOC-180A-01, SOC-280A-01
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xxiv, 566 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Part I: AN INTRODUCTION TO INQUIRY. 1. Human Inquiry and Science. 2. Paradigms, Theory, and Social Research. 3. The Ethics and Politics of Social Research. Part II: THE STRUCTURING OF INQUIRY: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE. 4. Research Design. 5. Conceptualization, Operationalization, and Measurement. 6. Indexes, Scales, and Typologies. 7. The Logic of Sampling. Part III: MODES OF OPERATION: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE. 8. Experiments. 9. Survey Research. 10. Qualitative Field Research. 11. Unobtrusive Research. 12. Evaluation Research. Part IV: ANALYSIS OF DATA: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE. 13. Qualitative Data Analysis. 14. Quantitative Data Analysis. 15. The Logic of Multivariate Analysis. 16. Statistical Analyses. 17. Reading and Writing Social Research. APPENDICES. A. Using the Library. B. GSS Household Enumeration Questionnaire. C. Random Numbers. D. Distribution of Chi Square. E. Normal Curve Areas. F. Estimated Sampling Error. Preface. Acknowledgments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781305104945 20160617
A straightforward, comprehensive, and approachable guide to research as practiced by social scientists, the Fourteenth Edition of this "gold-standard" book gives readers the tools they need to apply research concepts practically, as both a researcher and a consumer. The author emphasizes the process by showing readers how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering critical questions about research methods-such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781305104945 20160617
Green Library
CSRE-180A-01, SOC-180A-01, SOC-280A-01