Fundamentals Of Social Research by Earl BabbieFundamentals Of Social Research by Earl Babbie

Fundamentals Of Social Research

byEarl Babbie, Lance W. Roberts

Paperback | January 3, 2017

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The Fundamentals of Social Research, 4th Canadian Edition brings research methods to life for Canadian students. The text introduces students to techniques for testing the accuracy of different maps of social reality, in order to help them understand, appreciate and manage the social world that surrounds us. A lively narrative and pedagogy engages students, while building conceptual foundations, methodologies, and practical skills that provide a critical understanding of why social research matters in their academic and future professional careers.
Dr. Earl Babbie (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is the Campbell Professor Emeritus in Behavioral Sciences at Chapman University. While interested in social problems such as overpopulation, prejudice, and world hunger, his career has centered on authorship of numerous textbooks about social research methods. In 2012, the Ear...
Title:Fundamentals Of Social ResearchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.7 inPublished:January 3, 2017Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:017657011X

ISBN - 13:9780176570118

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Table of Contents

Part One: An Introduction to InquiryChapter 1: Human Inquiry and ScienceChapter 2: Paradigms, Theory, and ResearchChapter 3: Ethical Issues for Social ResearchersPart Two: The Structuring of InquiryChapter 4: Research Design and the Logic of CausationChapter 5: Conceptualization, Operationalization, and MeasurementChapter 6: The Logic of SamplingPart Three: Modes of Observation: Quantitative and Qualitative ApproachesChapter 7: ExperimentsChapter 8: Survey ResearchChapter 9: Non-Reactive ResearchChapter 10: Field ResearchChapter 11: Qualitative InterviewingChapter 12: Evaluation ResearchPart Four: Analysis of DataChapter 13: Qualitative Data AnalysisChapter 14: Quantitative Data AnalysisChapter 15: The Logic of Multivariate AnalysisChapter 16: Social StatisticsChapter 17: Reading and Writing Social ResearchAppendix A: Random NumbersAppendix B: Distribution of Chi SquareAppendix C: Normal Curve AreasAppendix D: Estimated Sampling Error