Investigating the Social World

Author: Russell K. Schutt
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412999804
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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.

Investigating the Social World

Author: Russell K. Schutt
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506361218
Format: PDF
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In this Ninth Edition, award-winning author Russell K. Schutt continues to make the field come alive with current, compelling examples of high quality research and the latest innovations in research methodology, along with a clear and comprehensive introduction to the logic and techniques of social science research. New to this Edition: The latest advances in research methods are woven into the text from over 90 new research articles and books, covering topic like guidelines for writing research questions; distinguishing conceptual frameworks; techniques of video ethnography; abductive analysis; the value of systematic literature reviews and new human subjects rules; concerns about replicability and publication bias; and the rise of predatory journals. The rapidly increasing role of the Internet in both social relations and social research is reflected in new sections on systematic literature reviews, advances in online survey methods, geodata, digital ethnography, web experiments, online qualitative research, and new sources of big data. Current examples using research on pressing social issues such as inequality, healthcare, and police behavior offer students illustrate how social research contributes to understanding issues that are in the news and shaping their world.

Making Sense of the Social World

Author: Daniel F. Chambliss
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452217718
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"Making Sense of the Social World, Fourth Edition is an engaging and student-friendly introduction to social research for students who need to understand methodologies and results, but who may never conduct research themselves. It provides a balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integrating substantive examples and research techniques throughout. All essential elements of social research methods are covered, including validity, causation, experimental and quasi-experimental design, and techniques of analysis. Additionally, it is written in a less formal style to make concepts more accessible to students, and it includes wide-ranging, practical exercises drawn from every experience to help students get hands-on with the material."--pub. desc.

Understanding the Social World

Author: Russell K. Schutt
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506306039
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Understanding the Social World: Research Methods for the 21st Century is a textbook for the fast-paced, globally interconnected social world of the new century. Author Russell K. Schutt rises to the research requirements of a social world shaped by big data and social media, Instagram and avatars, blogs, and tweets; and he confronts the research challenges created by cell phones, privacy concerns, linguistic diversity and multicultural neighborhoods. Understanding the Social World is fast-paced and visually sleek, taking students across disciplinary and national boundaries and transcending past research debates by emphasizing mixed methods, concern for human subjects, and application of results. Accessible, with timely examples and engaging exercises, this title brings a new and clear understanding to the practice and process of research.

Investigating the Social World

Author: Russell K. Schutt
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"The Fourth Edition of Russell Schutt's social research text, Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research, links the "doing" of social research to important social issues, including substance abuse, domestic violence, gender roles, and homelessness. Each chapter presents an interesting research question and demonstrates how the methods introduced in that chapter can be used to help answer the research question posed. This book not only emphasizes research techniques but also equips students with the critical skills necessary to evaluate research done by others." "Investigating the Social World is an accessible introductory text for research methods courses in sociology, criminal justice, social work, communication and journalism, political science, and public administration."--BOOK JACKET.

Investigating the Social World The Process and Practice of Research

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1619065096
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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.

Organizing and Managing Your Research

Author: Renata Phelps
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848604513
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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`As research guides go, this is probably the best, most readable and encouraging books for nurses that I have come across....I recommend this volume to students and researchers at all levels, and at all stages of their professional careers. It is an excellent read' - Nursing Standard '[This book] is an ideal reader for someone who is thinking about starting a research project with no or limited previous experience. This is because it outlines the whole research process from start to finish. It also provides useful tips for those who are more experienced' - Nurse Researcher Organizing and Managing Your Research: A Practical Guide for Postgraduates deals with the practical, day-to-day aspects of managing and organizing research. Its focus is on strategies, skills, and systems that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of research practice across all research disciplines. Written in an accessible, non-technical style that speaks directly to the reader in a personal and collegial voice, this text gives practical advice and offers many tips and strategies gleaned from experienced researchers. The written text is accompanied by a website that provides downloadable templates and live links to appropriate sites. Key Features include: - Tips boxes to outline useful strategies and shortcuts based on day-to-day practice of experienced researchers. - Feature examples illustrate the practical application of some of the concepts covered - `Want to know more about ...?' boxes offer pointers to further sources of information - `Over to you' questions at the end of each chapter prompt the student to reflect on how the strategies and concepts can be applied to their own research project

Abandoned in the Heartland

Author: Jennifer Hamer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520950178
Format: PDF
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Urban poverty, along with all of its poignant manifestations, is moving from city centers to working-class and industrial suburbs in contemporary America. Nowhere is this more evident than in East St. Louis, Illinois. Once a thriving manufacturing and transportation center, East St. Louis is now known for its unemployment, crime, and collapsing infrastructure. Abandoned in the Heartland takes us into the lives of East St. Louis’s predominantly African American residents to find out what has happened since industry abandoned the city, and jobs, quality schools, and city services disappeared, leaving people isolated and imperiled. Jennifer Hamer introduces men who search for meaning and opportunity in dead-end jobs, women who often take on caretaking responsibilities until well into old age, and parents who have the impossible task of protecting their children in this dangerous, and literally toxic, environment. Illustrated with historical and contemporary photographs showing how the city has changed over time, this book, full of stories of courage and fortitude, offers a powerful vision of the transformed circumstances of life in one American suburb.

Phenomenology for Therapists

Author: Linda Finlay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119975123
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This book provides an accessible comprehensive exploration of phenomenological theory and research methods and is geared specifically to the needs of therapists and other health care professionals. An accessible exploration of an increasingly popular qualitative research methodology Explains phenomenological concepts and how they are applied to different stages of the research process and to topics relevant to therapy practice Provides practical examples throughout

The Practice of Research in Social Work

Author: Rafael J. Engel
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506304281
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Fourth Edition of Rafael J. Engel and Russell K. Schutt’s The Practice of Research in Social Work introduces an integrated set of techniques for evaluating research and practice problems as well as conducting studies. Evidence-based practice comes alive through illustrations of actual social work research. Updated with new examples, the latest research, and expanded material on technology and qualitative methods, this popular text helps readers achieve the 2015 EPAS core competencies essential for social work practice.