Approaches to Social Research by Royce A. SingletonApproaches to Social Research by Royce A. Singleton

Approaches to Social Research

byRoyce A. Singleton, Bruce C. Straits

Hardcover | July 13, 2017

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Revised and updated in its sixth edition, Approaches to Social Research is a rigorous yet clear and engaging introduction to research methods. Covering all of the fundamentals in a straightforward, student-friendly manner, it is ideal for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses across thesocial sciences and also serves as an indispensable guide for researchers. Striking a balance between specific techniques and the underlying logic of scientific inquiry, this book provides a lucid treatment of the four major approaches to research: experimentation, survey research, field research,and the use of available data. Richly developed examples of empirical research and an emphasis on the research process enable students to better understand the real-world application of research methods. The authors also offer a unique chapter (13) advocating a multiple-methods strategy.
Royce A. Singleton, Jr., is Professor of Sociology at the College of the Holy Cross. Bruce C. Straits is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Title:Approaches to Social ResearchFormat:HardcoverDimensions:624 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:July 13, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190614242

ISBN - 13:9780190614249

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"The major strength of this book is its comprehensive character. It was written by sociologists but is comprehensive enough and written so that it can be useful to psychology, political science, and other disciplines across the social sciences. This is a very good methods textbook." --Jason Rodriquez, University of Massachusetts, Boston