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Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation (ISBN 9781412969390) is formulated for students taking up introductory courses in social research. Acclaimed authors Daniel F. Chambliss and Russell K. Schutt have written a brief but very engaging reference, using humor to discuss essential research methods. Criminal justice, media studies,...
Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation (ISBN 9781412969390) is formulated for students taking up introductory courses in social research. Acclaimed authors Daniel F. Chambliss and Russell K. Schutt have written a brief but very engaging reference, using humor to discuss essential research methods. Criminal justice, media studies, sociology, political science, communication, public administration, and social work majors will find this handbook very useful and widely available from book shops and rentals. The authors successfully tie together science, society, and social research, the process and problems of social research, conceptualization and measurement, sampling, and causation and experimental design. Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation also covers survey research, qualitative methods (including observing, participating, and listening), evaluation research, elementary data analysis, and reviewing, proposing, and reporting research. The text is peppered with conclusions, key terms, highlights, and exercises. To keep up with the ever changing environment, this textbook offers a new chapter discussing evaluation research; changes have also been made in the ethics and revisions sections. The authors also focused on topics like ethical practice standards, goal validity attention, research techniques, and substantial examples. Chambliss and Schutt are professors of sociology in Hamilton College and Harvard Medical School, respectively. They are both accomplished authors, have written many books and articles on social research; in fact, . Chambliss is known for his other title, Beyond Caring: Hospitals, Nurses, and the Social Organization of Ethics. This collaboration does not just explain the fundamentals of social research, but also encourages students to apply the knowledge they have learned in their other classes.
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