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Social Research Methods : Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches - W. Lawrence Neuman

Social Research Methods

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

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Published: 7th November 2010
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"Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods "7e is a highly regarded text that presents a comprehensive and balanced introduction to both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social research with an emphasis on the benefits of combining various approaches. New this edition: MyResearchKit--"Social Research Methods" 7E can be packaged with this text at no additional cost (ISBN: 0205751342) or purchased separately. MyResearchKit includes:

  • Multiple-choice practice test questions
  • Flashcards of key terms
  • Short research exercises (previously in the workbook)
  • SPSS data sets: included in MyResearchKit - are used in some of the research exercises
  • Social Explorer: census data from 1790 - present
  • A "Social Research in the News" blog
  • Writing tutorial: covers documenting sources, avoiding plagiarism, and various kinds of writing assignments (literature reviews, abstracts, research proposals, etc.)
  • MySearchLab: a search engine for retrieving scholarly research articles from hundreds of academic journals
  • IN THIS SECTION:

    1.) BRIEF

    2.) COMPREHENSIVE



    BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS


    Part I Foundations

    Chapter 1 Why Do Research?

    Chapter 2 What Are the Major Types of Social Research?

    Chapter 3 Theory and Research
    Chapter 4 The Meanings of Methodology
    Chapter 5 How to Review the Literature and Conduct Ethical Studies


    Part II Planning and Preparation

    Chapter 6 Strategies of Research Design

    Chapter 7 Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement
    Chapter 8 Qualitative and Quantitative Sampling

     

    Part III Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis

    Chapter 9 Experimental Research

    Chapter 10 Survey Research

    Chapter 11 Nonreactive Research and Secondary Analysis

    Chapter 12 Analysis of Quantitative Data


    Part IV Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis

    Chapter 13 Field Research and Focus Group Research
    Chapter 14 Historical-Comparative Research
    Chapter 15 Analysis of Qualitative Data


    Part V Communicating with Others
    Chapter 16 Writing the Research Report and the Politics of Social Research



    COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS


    Part I  Foundations


    Chapter 1 Why Do Research?

    Alternatives to Social Science Research

    What Research Involves: A Scientific Approach

    Varieties of Social Research

    Steps in the Research Process

    Why Learn How to Conduct Social Research

     

    Chapter 2 What Are the Major Types of Social Research?

    Use and Audience of Research

    Purpose of Research

    Within or Across Case

    Single or Multiple Points in Time

    Data Collection Techniques


    Chapter 3 Theory and Research

    What Is Theory?

    Social Theory versus Ideology

    The Parts of Theory


    Chapter 4 The Meanings of Methodology

    Philosophical Foundations

    The Three Approaches

    Positivist Social Science

    Interpretative Social Science

    Critical Social Science

    Feminist and Postmodern Research


    Chapter 5 How to Review the Literature and Conduct Ethical Studies

    The Literature Review

    Ethics in Social Research


    Part II  Planning and Preparation


    Chapter 6 Strategies of Research Design

    Triangulation

    Qualitative and Quantitative Orientations Toward Research

    Qualitative Design Issues

    Quantitative Design Issues


    Chapter 7 Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement

    The Need for Measurement

    Quanitative and Qualtitative Measurement

    The Measurement Process

    Reliability and Validity

    A Guide to Quantitative Measurement

    Scales and Indexes


    Chapter 8 Qualitative and Quantitative Sampling

    Reasons for Sampling

    Sampling Strategies


    Part III Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis


    Chapter 9 Experimental Research

    Appropriate Technique

    A Short History of the Experiment

    Random Assignment

    Experimental Design Logic

    Internal and External Validity

    Practical Considerations

    Results of Experimental Research: Making Comparisons

    A Word on Ethics


    Chapter 10 Survey Research

    A History of Survey Research

    The Logic of Survey Research

    Construction of the Questionnaire

    Types of Surveys: Advantages and Disadvantages

    Survey Interviewing

    The Ethical Survey


    Chapter 11 Nonreactive Research and Secondary Analysis

    Nonreactive Measurement

    Content Analysis

    Existing Statistics/Documents and Secondary Analysis

    Secondary Analysis of Survey Data

    Issues of Inference and Theory Testing

    Ethical Concerns


    Chapter 12 Analysis of Quantitative Data

    Dealing with Data

    Results with One Variable

    Results with Two Variables

    More than Two Variables

    Inferential Statistics


    Part IV  Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis


    Chapter 13 Field Research and Focus Group Research

    Understanding Field Research

    The Field Research Interview

    Data Quality

    Ethical Dilemmas of Field Research

    Focus Group Research

     

    Chapter 14 Historical-Comparative Research

    A Short History of  Historical-Comparative Research

    Research Questions Appropriate for Historical-Comparative Research

    The Logic of Historical-Comparative Research

    Steps in Conducting a Historical-Comparative Research Project

    Data and Evidence in Historical Context

    Comparative Research

    Equivalence in Historical-Comparative Research

    Ethics

     

    Chapter 15 Analysis of Qualitative Data

    Comparison of Methods of Data Analysis

    Coding and Concept Formation

    Analytic Strategies for Qualitative Data

    Other Techniques


    Part V  Communicating with Others


    Chapter 16 Writing the Research Report and the Politics of Social Research

    The Research Report

    The Politics of Social Research

    Objectivity and Value Freedom

     

    Appendix: Table of Randomly Selected Five Digit Numbers

    Bibliography

    Name Index

    Subject Index

     

     

    ISBN: 9780205615964
    ISBN-10: 0205615961
    Series: MyResearchKit Ser.
    Audience: Tertiary; University or College
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 631
    Published: 7th November 2010
    Publisher: ALLYN & BACON
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 18.03  x 2.54
    Weight (kg): 0.95
    Edition Number: 7