INVESTIGATING THE SOCIAL WORLD

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Investigating The Social World

Author : Russell K. Schutt
ISBN : 9781412999809
Genre : Social Science
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"A comprehensive, balanced text text for Research Methods courses found in Sociology, Communication/Journalism, Political Science, Public Administration, and other social science disciplines. It is used in undergraduate through graduate level courses"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Social Science

Investigating The Social World

Author : Russell K. Schutt
ISBN : 9781483350684
Genre : Social Science
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In this exciting new Eighth Edition of his leading social research text, author Russell K. Schutt, an award-winning researcher and teacher, continues to make the field come alive through research stories that illustrate the methods presented in each chapter. Through numerous examples and hands-on exercises that help students learn by doing, Investigating the Social World helps readers understand research methods as an integrated whole. Readers will learn to appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and understand the need to make ethical research decisions while also learning about research on contemporary social issues like the Internet and social relations, the police response to domestic violence, the sources of democracy, the determinants of voting, the impact of disasters, and the causes of violence. Contributor to the SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award
Category: Social Science

Investigating The Social World With Spss Student Version 14 0

Author : Russell Schutt
ISBN : 1412927374
Genre : Social Science
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Praise for the Fourth Edition: `I think this volume is a good textbook and, if I were teaching a research methods subject, I would consider using it as a core text. The extensive study aids are a particularly attractive aspect of the book as a teaching pool′ - Qualitative Research Journal The continuingly updated and expanded Investigating the Social World, now in its Fifth Edition, is written so that the `doing′ of social research is closely and consistently linked to important social issues, demonstrating not only the value of research, but also how technique and substance are intimately related. The text offers guides for critiquing research articles, exercises for applying research skills and the examples of analyzing and reporting social data provide instructors with key supports for effective teaching. Ethical concerns and ethical decision making are treated in tandem with each study of specific methods and an emphasis on `how to do′ research is joined with an equal emphasis on giving students the critical skills necessary to evaluate research done by others.
Category: Social Science

Investigating The Social World

Author : Russell K. Schutt
ISBN : 0761929282
Genre : Social Science
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`I think this volume is a good textbook and, if I were teaching a research methods subject, I would consider using it as a core text. The extensive study aids are a particularly attractive aspect of the book as a teaching pool' - Qualitative Research Journal The updated and expanded Fourth Edition of Investigating the Social World is written so that the `doing' of social research is closely and consistently linked to important social issues, demonstrating not only the value of research, but also how technique and substance are intimately related. The text offers guides for critiquing research articles, exercises for applying research skills and the examples of analyzing and reporting social data provide instructors with key supports for effective teaching. Ethical concerns and ethical decision making are treated in tandem with each study of specific methods and an emphasis on `how to do' research is joined with an equal emphasis on giving students the critical skills necessary to evaluate research done by others.
Category: Social Science

Investigating The Social World The Process And Practice Of Research

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ISBN : 9781619065093
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Investigating the Social World, The Process and Practice of Research. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Investigating The Social World

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781467255943
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Investigating the Social World. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Investigating The Social World With Spss 10 0 Cd Rom

Author : Russell K. Schutt
ISBN : 0761987231
Genre : Social Science
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"It has the best balance between qualitative and quantitative methods of any book on the market. Very good on measurements and scientific methods. Good issues (interdisciplinary) on ethics." --Cynthia J. Buckley, University of Texas, Austin "[Schutt’s] strengths: clear identification of key issues in research design (i.e. measurement, sampling and causation) as well as major data collection techniques. I will continue to use it." --Deborah Bhattacharyya, Wittenberg Unversity "Its chief virtue is its use of research examples to illustrate methodological concepts and its readability. My students have found Schutt’s book more engaging and accessible than other method texts. I will continue to use it because it works." --Mark Shibley, Southern Oregon University "Students find the prose both accessible and...interesting. One student commented recently, ‘For a textbook, especially a methods one, it is almost enjoyable to read.’" --Adam Weinberg, Colgate University This groundbreaking textbook uses real-world research examples and data to provide a revealing introduction to social science statistics. The Third Edition of this widely adopted text effectively links social issues and sociological concepts with statistical techniques. Realizing that students may lack a substantial math background, or suffer from "math anxiety syndrome," the material in this book is presented using straightforward prose that emphasizes intuition, logic, and common sense rather than rote memorization. Throughout the text instructors are provided with resources to support effective teaching: illustrations showing how statistical concepts are used to interpret social issues, guides for reading and interpreting the research literature, SPSS demonstrations, and a rich variety of exercises. The user-friendly, informal style of this innovative text has been widely applauded by students and instructors alike. Highlights of the Third Edition A number of important changes have been made to this edition in response to the valuable comments received from the many instructors adopting the Second Edition and from other interested instructors and students. Clearer and More Concise Presentation of Topics The discussion of statistical procedures and concepts has been carefully edited, reducing the redundancy of statistical procedures and clarifying examples, while at the same time preserving the book’s easily understood style. Revisions to Chapter 13: Testing Hypotheses about Two Samples The detailed discussion of the principles of hypothesis testing, including the Z test for one sample, has been reintroduced from the First Edition. In addition, we have added a discussion of the t statistic in the context of one-sample tests. One sample tests are introduced here as a pedagogical tool to clarify statistical inference before moving to the more complicated concept of the two-sample test. For simplification, the discussion of unequal variances has been boxed and shortened considerably. Supplemental Electronic Materials Rather than adding additional chapters and printed pages to the text, a CD-ROM with supplemental materials has been included in this new edition. These supplemental materials provide increased flexibility for instructors and students and include: two additional electronic chapters · three GSS data sets · a National Geographic data set with exercises · a data dictionary for the SPSS variables · and an SPSS demonstration3⁄4 How to Use a Statistical Package. The first chapter includes an expanded version of Chapter 83⁄4 Bivariate Regression and Correlation3⁄4 with new sections on inference in regression, analysis of variance, and a brief overview of multiple regression techniques. This chapter can be used in conjunction with the printed Chapter 8 or used alone. The second chapter is a stand-alone chapter on Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The chapter begins with a detailed computational example, highlights two SPSS ANOVA applications, and reviews two examples from the research literature. As in the text chapters, each electronic chapter concludes with an SPSS demonstration, SPSS exercises, and end of chapter exercises (with selected answers). Real-World Examples and Exercises A hallmark of the first two editions was the extensive use of real data from a variety of sources for chapter illustrations and exercises. Throughout the Third Edition, the majority of exercises and examples have been updated based on General Social Survey or U.S. Census data. SPSS Version 11.0 The Third Edition of this text includes examples and screen shots utilizing SPSS Version 11.0. Packaged with this text, on an optional basis, is SPSS Student Version 11.0. The SPSS CD-ROM contains: SPSS Student Version material plus · 3 GSS data sets · an NG data set with exercises · a data dictionary for the SPSS variables · and an SPSS demonstration How to Use a Statistical Package. Demonstrations and exercises have been updated, using version 11.0 format. To order the book packaged with the Student Version of SPSS 11.0, use order code: ISBN: 0-7619-8777-0. General Social Survey 1998 As a companion to the Third Edition’s SPSS demonstrations and exercises, three datasets have been created. Those using the Student Version of SPSS 10.0 will work with two separate GSS files: GSS Module A features gender and family issues, and GSS Module B highlights race and government policy issues. The GSS96PFP.SAV contains an expanded selection of variables and cases from the 1998 General Social Survey. SPSS exercises at the end of each chapter utilize certain variables from all data modules. There is ample opportunity for instructors to develop their own SPSS exercises using these data. Supplemental Tools on Important Topics The Third Edition’s discussion of inferential statistics remains focused on Z, t and chi-square. The Pine Forge Press Series in Research Methods and Statistics, of which this book is a part, includes additional supplementary volumes by Paul Allison on regression and by Robert Leik on analysis of variance. These supplements were written to closely coordinate with this text and are available from Pine Forge Press. Instructor’s Manual An instructor’s manual on CD-ROM is available to faculty adopting this text. Materials provided in the electronic manual include: An overview of the text, supplemental electronic materials, and the Instructor’s Manual Answers to all exercises included in the book and on the supplemental electronic materials Testbanks for both the text and supplemental electronic materials Additional collaborative exercises for use in groups of two or more Formulas in .pdf format for use as overhead transparencies PowerPointâ presentations for each chapter, including the electronic chapters Graphics from the text for use as overhead transparencies
Category: Social Science

Making Sense Of The Social World

Author : Daniel F. Chambliss
ISBN : 141292717X
Genre : Social Science
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In this Second Edition of the bestselling Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation, authors Daniel F. Chambliss and Russell K. Schutt once again provide students with an engaging, innovative, and accurate introduction to social research. More than a brief derivative of Schutt’s widely successful Investigating the Social World, this version is written in a less formal, occasionally humorous style, with more concise examples drawn from everyday experience, and less coverage of complex or more rigorous methods.
Category: Social Science