The practice of social research / Earl Babbie.
By: Babbie, Earl R.Material type: TextPublisher: [London] : Wadsworth, c2010Edition: 12th ed., international ed.Description: xxiv, 530 p., A33, G12, B12, I10 : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0495598429 (pbk.); 9780495598428 (pbk.); 0495598410.Subject(s): Social sciences -- Research | Social sciences -- Methodology | Social Sciences -- methodsDDC classification: 300.72 Online resources: WorldCat details | E-book Fulltest
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of contents An introduction to inquiry --
The structuring of inquiry: quantitative and qualitative --
Modes of observation: quantitative and qualitative --
Analysis of data: quantitative and qualitative.
This is a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research as practiced by social scientists. This best-selling book emphasizes the research process by demonstrating how to design research studies, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering questions about research methods--such as how to conduct online surveys, and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. The practice of social research provides all the tools researchers and consumers need to apply social research.