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Publisher Comments:

This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting book presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples+such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana make this Fourth Edition thoroughly fascinating as it introduces you to the "how-tos" and "whys" of social research methods. The book's new qualitative coverage combined with its already strong quantitative material makes this new edition Babbie's best yet. Babbie, long respected in the field and renowned for his engaging and friendly writing style, gives you the tools you need for understanding social research methods and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the classroom+as a researcher and as a consumer of research. With a strong emphasis on ethics and additional qualitative material, this Fourth Edition is authoritative yet student-friendly . . . and engaging enough to help you connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world.

Book News Annotation:

Babbie (sociology, Chapman U.) speaks directly to his largely undergraduate readership, bring accessibility in what is essentially a textbook to a new level. He literally asks readers what they think at the opening of each chapter, then takes a largely practical, hands-on approach that builds on what students already know from the text and what they already knew when they entered the classroom. He covers the nature of human inquiry, the use and abuse of paradigms, ethics and politics in social research, the qualitative and quantitative structuring of inquiry, modes of observation (including experiments, survey research, qualitative field research, unobtrusive research and evaluation research), methods of data analysis and writing up the results. Babbie has extensively updated this edition to reflect current events and practices, and the publisher provides a companion web site. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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About the Author

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 bestseller THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH.

Table of Contents

Part I: AN INTRODUCTION TO INQUIRY. 1. Human Inquiry and Science. 2. Paradigms, Theory, and 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 OBSERVATION: 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. Reading and Writing Social Research. Appendix A. Using the Library. Appendix B. Random Numbers. Appendix C. Distribution of Chi Square. Appendix D. Normal Curve Areas. Appendix E. Estimated Sampling Error.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780495094685
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Subject:
Methodology
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Babbie, Earl
Author:
Babbie, Earl Robert
Author:
Babbie, Earl R.
Author:
Babbie, Earl R.(Earl R. Babbie)
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews, Textbook Revie
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Research -- Methodology.
Subject:
Social sciences
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social sciences -- Methodology.
Subject:
Social sciences -- Research.
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Publication Date:
January 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.30x7.36x.78 in. 1.88 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook.
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