Investigating the Social World
Schutt (sociology, U. of Massachusetts Boston) provides students with a textbook on the use of social science research methods, integrating methods with investigation of various topics in the social world and instructing students on critical skills and how to use methods in practice. This edition has more coverage of methods that incorporate recent developments in response to the spread of cell phones and the use of the Internet, including more on web surveys and added sections on Internet-based forms of qualitative research. It has new and updated coverage of qualitative and mixed methods techniques such as narrative analysis, conversation analysis, visual methods, participatory based research, netnography, online interviewing, and qualitative research reports; more on statistics, including inferential statistics and regression analysis, with new sections on calculating chi-square and interpreting multiple regression results; updated exercises; and new and updated examples such as social networking, aggression and victimization, job satisfaction, and international social policies, including more international emphasis.
- 2012 SAGE Publications, Incorporated
- Book Quality:
- Pine Forge Press
- Date of Addition:
- Nonfiction, Social Studies, Sociology, Textbooks,
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- This is a copyrighted book.
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