Research Methods: Exploring the Social World

Paperback | January 20, 2014

byDiane Symbaluk

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Research Methods: Exploring the Social World by Diane Symbaluk, First Edition, takes a learning-through-practice approach and introduces students to social research methods through a wealth high-interest examples and exercises.

Symbaluk recognizes that students will be more apt to learn, remember, and practice research methods if is presented as personally relevant and interesting. Research Methods does this by offering a superior blend of online and in-text pedagogical activities and critical thinking prompts. CONNECT with eBook includes online labs and interactive exercises. Within each chapter features like "Research in Action", "Learning through Practice", and "Test Yourself" also apply text concepts. Symbaluk consistently frames research and ethics topics within a Canadian context and draws upon key research done by Canadians.

This comprehensive and clearly written introduction to social research methods is ideal for social science courses that aim to engage and excite students about the research process.

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Research Methods: Exploring the Social World by Diane Symbaluk, First Edition, takes a learning-through-practice approach and introduces students to social research methods through a wealth high-interest examples and exercises. Symbaluk recognizes that students will be more apt to learn, remember, and practice research methods if is p...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.2 × 7.4 × 0.7 inPublished:January 20, 2014Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070968780

ISBN - 13:9780070968783

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Table of Contents

Preface viii

1 Research Foundations

2 The Importance of Theory

3 Research Ethics

4 Research Design and Measurement

5 Sampling

6 Experiments

7 Surveys

8 Unobtrusive Methods

9 Qualitative Interviewing

10 Ethnography

11 Mixed Methods and Multiple Methods

12 Writing Research Proposals and Reports

Appendix 310

Glossary 320

Index