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Understanding the Social World

Research Methods for the 21st Century
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ISBN-13:
9781506306018
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
04.04.2016
Seiten:
260
Autor:
Russell K. Schutt
Gewicht:
664 g
Format:
254x204x15 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

SECTION I. Foundations for Social ResearchChapter 1. Science, Society, and Social Research
The Value of Social Research
Avoiding Errors in Reasoning About the Social World
Types of Social Research
Quantitative and/or Qualitative Methods
Conclusions
Chapter 2. The Process and Problems of Social Research
Social Research Questions
Social Research Foundations
Social Theories
Social Research Strategies
Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Designs
Social Research Standards
Conclusions
Chapter 3. Research Ethics
Historical Background
Ethical Principles
The Institutional Review Board
Conclusions
SECTION II. Fundamentals of Social Research
Chapter 4. Conceptualization and Measurement
Concepts
From Concepts to Indicators
From Observations to Concepts
Measurement Alternatives
Levels of Measurement
Units of Analysis
Evaluating Measures
Conclusions
Chapter 5. Sampling and Generalizability
Sample Planning
Sampling Methods
Generalizability in Qualitative Research
Conclusions
Chapter 6. Causation and Experimental Design
Causal Explanations and Experimental Design
Quasi-Experimental Designs
Validity in Experimental Designs
Ethical Issues in Experimental Research
Conclusions
SECTION III. Basic Social Research Designs
Chapter 7. Survey Research
Survey Research in the Social Sciences
Writing Survey Questions
Combining Questions in Indexes
Designing Questionnaires
Organizing Surveys
Ethical Issues in Survey Research
Conclusions
Chapter 8. Qualitative Methods
Fundamentals of Qualitative Methods
Primary Qualitative Methods
Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research
Conclusions
Chapter 9. Unobtrusive Methods
Unobtrusive Measures
Secondary Data Analysis
Big Data
Historical and Comparative Research
Content Analysis
Ethical Issues in Unobtrusive Methods
Conclusions
Chapter 10. Evaluation and Mixed-Methods Research
Evaluation Research Basics
Questions for Evaluation Research
Mixed Methods
Ethics in Evaluation
Conclusions
SECTION IV. Analysis and Reporting of Social Research
Chapter 11. Quantitative Data Analysis
Introducing Statistics
Displaying Univariate Distributions
Summarizing Univariate Distributions
Crosstabs
Regression Analysis
Analyzing Data Ethically
Conclusions
Chapter 12. Qualitative Data Analysis
Features of Qualitative Data Analysis
Alternatives in Qualitative Data Analysis
Visual Sociology
Systematic Observation
Participatory Action Research
Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis
Corroboration/Legitimization of Conclusions
Ethics in Qualitative Data Analysis
Conclusions
Chapter 13. Summarizing and Reporting Research
Writing Research
Ethics, Politics, and Research Reports
Plagiarism
Conclusions
Appendix A: Questions to Ask About a Research Article
Appendix B: How to Read a Research Article
Understanding the Social World: Research Methods for the 21st Century