Research Methods in the Social Sciences (häftad)
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8th ed. 2014
Worth Publishers Inc.,U.S.
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Research Methods in the Social Sciences (häftad)

Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Häftad Engelska, 2014-10-17
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With its clear presentation and integration of detailed real-world examples, this acclaimed core textbook accessibly illustrates the relevance of social sciences research without sacrificing key content. The eighth edition includes engaging new studies and examples that explore the use of Twitter feeds in social sciences research, the effect of climate change on human conflict, the use of rational intuition in explaining the Chelyabinsk meteor explosion, and much more. The eighth edition also includes new and expanded coverage of the use of the Internet and various computer software packages for retrieving, cleaning, coding, and analysing "big data". This textbook is core reading for undergraduate Social Science students taking modules in Research Methods.
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Part I FOUNDATIONS OF EMPIRICAL RESEARCH.- 1 The Scientific Approach.- 2 Conceptual Foundations of Research.- 3 Elements of Research.- 4 Ethics in Social Science Research.- Part II DESIGN AND STRUCTURE OF RESEARCH.- 5 Research Designs: Experiments.- 6 Research Designs: Cross-Sectional and Quasi-Experimental Designs.- 7 Measurement.- 8 Sampling and Sample Designs.- Part III DATA COLLECTION.- 9 Observational Methods.- 10 Survey Research.- 11 Questionnaire Construction.- 12 Qualitative Research.- 13 Secondary Data Analysis and Sources.- Part IV DATA PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS.- 14 Data Preparation and Analysis.- 15 The Univariate Distribution.- 16 Bivariate Analysis.- 17 Control, Elaboration, and Multivariate Analysis.- 18 Index Construction and Scaling Methods.- 19 Inferences.- Appendices.- A Writing Research Reports.- B ?: The Summation Sign.- C Random Digits.- D Areas under the Normal Curve.- E Distribution of t.- F Critical Values of F.- G Distribution of c 2.- Glossary.- Author Index.- Subject Index.