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Paperback | March 20, 2013

byEarl Babbie, Luca Benaquisto

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The gold standard for research methods for the social sciences, Babbie/Benaquisto's Fundamentals of Social Research has introduced over 20,000 social science students to the subject. A straightforward, engaging, and student-friendly introduction to research methods for social sciences, Fundamentals of Social Research continues to be the essential guide to the conceptual foundations, methodologies, and practical skills necessary to undertake successful social research. This textbook offers a seamless combination of Earl Babbie's student-friendly approach with Lucia Benaquisto's Canadian examples and strong coverage of research ethics. The text features humour and clear, down-to-earth explanations that make abstract theory understandable to undergraduates.

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The gold standard for research methods for the social sciences, Babbie/Benaquisto's Fundamentals of Social Research has introduced over 20,000 social science students to the subject. A straightforward, engaging, and student-friendly introduction to research methods for social sciences, Fundamentals of Social Research continues to be t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.13 × 7.37 × 0.75 inPublished:March 20, 2013Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176662472

ISBN - 13:9780176662479

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Part One: An Introduction to Inquiry Chapter 1: Human Inquiry and Science Chapter 2: Paradigms, Theory, and Research Chapter 3: Ethical Issues for Social Researchers Part Two: The Structuring of Inquiry Chapter 4: Research Design and the Logic of Causation Chapter 5: Conceptualization, Operationalization, and Measurement Chapter 6: The Logic of Sampling Part Three: Modes of Observation: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches Chapter 7: Experiments Chapter 8: Survey Research Chapter 9: Unobtrusive Research Chapter 10: Field Research Chapter 11: Qualitative Interviewing Chapter 12: Evaluation Research Part Four: Analysis of Data Chapter 13: Qualitative Data Analysis Chapter 14: Quantitative Data Analysis Chapter 15: The Logic of Multivariate AnalysisChapter 16: Social Statistics Appendixes A: The Research Report B: Random Numbers C: Distribution of Chi Square D: Normal Curve AreasE: Estimated Sampling Error