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Author McTavish, Donald G.

Title Social research : an evolving process / Don G. McTavish, Herman J. Loether
Edition Second edition
Published Boston, MA : Allyn and Bacon, 2002


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 W'BOOL  300.72 Mct/Sra 2002  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents The social settings of social research -- Examples of studies -- Who does social research and why -- Social factors in research -- Ethical concerns in social science research -- Conceptualization: what to measure and why -- Forming research questions -- Finding and developing measures -- Measurement techniques -- Study design: basic contrasts and plans -- Sampling and inference -- Random selection -- Nonrandom samples -- Experimental research -- Survey research -- Case study research -- Secondary data research -- Using quantitative data -- Using qualitative data
Approaches to data analysis -- Quantitative and qualitative approaches -- Reporting results -- Writing the research report -- The organization of research -- Resource considerations -- Sources of funding -- Grants versus contracts -- The research proposal -- Developments and propsects -- Use of research
Summary "Social Research: An Evolving Process, Second Edition covers quantitative and qualitative approaches and issues related to the research process in a straightforward, easily understood format. The authors of this text take a unique sociological orientation to the research process by emphasizing the social aspects of serious research, the flaws that can result, and ways to detect and correct those flaws. Their integrated approach to the subject examines research issues like ethics and gender bias throughout the book rather than isolated in a single chapter. Book jacket."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Social sciences -- Research.
Social sciences -- Methodology.
Author Loether, Herman J.
LC no. 2001022603
ISBN 0205337449 alkaline paper