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The Basics of Social Research

The Basics of Social Research

  • Author: Earl R. Babbie
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1305503074
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 560
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This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting text 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, introduce students to the how-tos and whys of social research methods. Updated with new data, expanded coverage of online research and other topics, and new Learning Objectives for each chapter to focus students' attention on important concepts, this edition continues to be authoritative yet student-friendly and engaging as it helps students connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Basics of Social Research

Basics of Social Research

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

  • Author: William Lawrence Neuman,Karen Robson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780134308050
  • Category: Social sciences
  • Page: 432
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Preparing students to do research and understand what research can do. Basics of Social Research helps students understand what researchers do and why, while preparing them to think critically about how content findings are created. The information in this text is presented in an easy to understand manner that allows students to see the importance of properly conducted research. Updated Canadian content focuses on real research examples from Canadian studies to make social research accessible to students, and to demonstrate how social research has real-world applications.

The Practice of Social Research

The Practice of Social Research

  • Author: Earl Babbie
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1133049796
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 608
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The Thirteenth Edition of Babbie’s THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH gives students the tools they need to apply research concepts practically, as both researchers and consumers. Known as the gold standard for research methods, the book offers a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research as practiced by social scientists. Babbie emphasizes the research process by showing students how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering questions about research methods--such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Research Counts

Social Research Counts

  • Author: Earl Babbie
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1111833893
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 336
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Earl Babbie’s SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNTS covers the topics necessary to empower students to be more competent and critical consumers of social research. Intended to alleviate the intimidation that students often feel when taking the course, this brief, 12-chapter book presents the main tenets of research methods in a visually appealing, full-color format designed to engage readers in the material. In addition to presenting topics with his trademark approachable and often humorous writing style, Babbie has added several features within each chapter to help make the text more manageable, including Learning Objectives that offer you and your students an easy-to-follow guide to the content, as well as Tips and Tools and Research in Real Life boxes that provide opportunities for students to better equip themselves with relevant skills and information. As a result of using this book, students will gain confidence in their ability to absorb and apply the foundational skills and principles of research methods. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Learning How to Use SPSS: With Exercises for Babbie S the Basics of Social Research

Learning How to Use SPSS: With Exercises for Babbie S the Basics of Social Research

  • Author: Earl R. Babbie,Theodore C. Wagenaar
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9781285053066
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 64
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This handy guide is coordinated with both THE BASICS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH text and the SPSS Student Version 17.0 CD-ROM to help you learn basic navigation in SPSS, including how to enter their own data; create, save, and retrieve files; produce and interpret data summaries; and much more. SPSS practice exercises are correlated with each chapter. The guide comes free when bundled with the text.

Readings in Social Research Methods

Readings in Social Research Methods

  • Author: Diane Kholos Wysocki
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495093378
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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This reader is designed to accompany any main text in research methods or be used as a stand-alone reader. It has been closely patterned on the range of topics covered in Earl Babbie's best selling texts, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH, 11/e and BASICS O

The Basics of Communication Research

The Basics of Communication Research

  • Author: Leslie A. Baxter,Earl R. Babbie
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0534507786
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 480
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Combining the time tested classical work of Earl Babbie with the insights of one of the most recognized and respected names in speech communication research, THE BASICS OF COMMUNICATION RESEARCH is the book for the Communication research methods course. With the authors' collective experience teaching research methods and as active researchers themselves you will find this text to be the authoritative text for your course. The authors frame research as a way of knowing, and provide balanced treatment to both quantitative and qualitative research traditions in communication research and present it in a student friendly and engaging format. It provides in-depth treatment of the role of reasoning in the research enterprise and how this reasoning process plays itself out in planning and writing a research proposal and report. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Survey Research

Survey Research

The Basics

  • Author: Keith Punch
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761947059
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 123
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This book focuses on small-scale quantitative surveys studying the relationships between variables. After showing the central place of the quantitative survey in social science research methodology, it then takes a simple model of the survey, describes its elements and gives a set of steps and guidelines for implementing each element.

Introduction to Social Research

Introduction to Social Research

  • Author: Earl Babbie
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 9780840032201
  • Category: Social sciences
  • Page: 560
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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 Fifth 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 increased emphasis on qualitative research and practical applications, this Fifth 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.

The Handbook of Online and Social Media Research

The Handbook of Online and Social Media Research

Tools and Techniques for Market Researchers

  • Author: Ray Poynter
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470971371
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 462
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Drawing together the new techniques available to the market researcher into a single reference, The Handbook of Online and Social Media Research explores how these innovations are being used by the leaders in the field. This groundbreaking reference examines why traditional research is broken, both in theory and practice, and includes chapters on online research communities, community panels, blog mining, social networks, mobile research, e-ethnography, predictive markets, and DIY research. "This handbook fills a significant learning gap for the market research profession and Ray Poynter has once again proven that he is a guiding light. The practical and pragmatic advice contained within these pages will be relevant to new students of research, young researchers and experienced researchers that want to understand the basics of online and social media research. Ray’s views on 'how to be better with people' and ‘how to maximise response rates’ are vital clues that are likely to shape the future of market and social research." —Peter Harris, National President, Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS) "It's hard to imagine anyone better suited to covering the rapidly changing world of online research than Ray Poynter. In this book he shows us why. Whether you are new to online or a veteran interested in broadening your understanding of the full range of techniques—quant and qual—this book is for you." —Reg Baker, President and Chief Operating Officer, Market Strategies International "Finally, a comprehensive handbook for practitioners, clients, suppliers and students that includes best practices, clear explanations, advice and cautionary warnings. This should be the research benchmark for online research for some time. Poynter proves he is the online market research guru." —Cam Davis, Ph.D., former Dean and current instructor of the online market research course for the Canadian Marketing Research and Intelligence Association "Ray Poynter's comprehensive, authoritative, easy to read, and knowledgeable handbook has come to our rescue ... it is a must read for anyone who needs to engage with customers or stakeholders in a creative, immediate and flexible way that makes maximum use of all the exciting, new technology now open to us. Market researchers need to know this stuff now. I can guarantee that anyone who buys the book will find it a compelling read: they will be constantly turning to the next page in order to find yet another nugget of insight from Ray’s tour de force." —Dr David Smith, Director, DVL Smith Ltd; Professor, University of Hertfordshire, Business School

Adventures in Social Research

Adventures in Social Research

Data Analysis Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics

  • Author: Earl Babbie,William E. Wagner, III,Jeanne Zaino
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 148335959X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 496
  • View: 7804
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Written by esteemed social science research authors Earl R. Babbie, William E. Wagner, and Jeanne Zaino, Adventures in Social Research: Data Analysis Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics, Ninth Edition encourages students to practice SPSS as they read about it, providing a practical, hands-on introduction to conceptualization, measurement, and association through active learning. This fully revised workbook will guide students through step-by-step instruction on data analysis using the latest version of SPSS and the most up to date General Social Survey data. Arranged to parallel most introductory research methods texts, this text starts with an introduction to computerized data analysis and the social research process, then takes readers step-by-step through univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analysis using SPSS Statistics. In this revised edition, active and collaborative learning will be emphasized as students engage in a series of practical investigative exercises.

Observing Ourselves

Observing Ourselves

Essays in Social Research, Second Edition

  • Author: Earl Babbie
  • Publisher: Waveland Press
  • ISBN: 1478628782
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 168
  • View: 1309
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Is it possible for human beings to study other humans as scientifically as physicists and microbiologists study inorganic matter, cells, and tissue? According to Dr. Babbie, one of the most recognized names in applied sociology, the social scientist must understand more than just the methodology involved in research. Babbie’s conviction that the power of social research lies more in the realm of questions than in the realm of answers prompted him to compose fifteen short essays addressing some of the fundamental philosophical and methodological issues involved in the scientific study of human beings.

Research Methods

Research Methods

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1349926728
  • Category:
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Research Methods for Social Work

Research Methods for Social Work

  • Author: Allen Rubin,Earl Babbie
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495811718
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 672
  • View: 948
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Widely considered the best text for the course, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, Seventh Edition strikes an optimal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques--illustrating how the two methods complement one another. Allen Rubin and Earl R. Babbie’s classic bestseller is acclaimed for its depth and breadth of coverage as well as the authors’ clear and often humorous writing style. Combining a rigorous and comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the research endeavor with a thoroughly reader-friendly approach helps students overcome the fear-factor often associated with this course. Relevant examples from real-world settings consistently help students see the connections between research and social work practice. In response to the move toward teaching evidence-based practice throughout the curriculum, the new edition also enhances coverage of evidence-based practice as well as keeps the text in line with other accreditation requirements based on the recently revised EPAS guidelines. Comprehensive, friendly, accurate, and integrating the best of technology, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, 7e is an excellent text that can be used across undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels of study. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Spss Guide-the Basics of Social Research

Spss Guide-the Basics of Social Research

  • Author: Theodore C. Wagenaar,Earl R. Babbie
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780495101017
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 43
  • View: 8381
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This handy guide is coordinated with both The Basics of Social Research , 4th Edition text and the SPSS CD-ROM to help students learn basic navigation in SPSS, including how to enter their own data; create, save, and retrieve files; produce and interpret data summaries; and much more. Also included are SPSS practice exercises correlated with each chapter. The guide comes free when bundled with the text.

The Basics of Social Research + IBM SPSS Statistics Desktop Integrated Version 21.0

The Basics of Social Research + IBM SPSS Statistics Desktop Integrated Version 21.0

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781337814058
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