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Approaches to Social Research

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Author: Singleton, Royce A.

Brand: Oxford University Press

Edition: 6

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 672

Release Date: 27-06-2017

Details: Product Description Revised and updated in its sixth edition, Approaches to Social Research is a rigorous yet clear and engaging introduction to research methods. Covering all of the fundamentals in a straightforward, student friendly manner, it is ideal for undergraduate and graduate level courses across the social sciences and also serves as an indispensable guide for researchers. Striking a balance between specific techniques and the underlying logic of scientific inquiry, this book provides a lucid treatment of the four major approaches to research: experimentation, survey research, field research, and the use of available data. Richly developed examples of empirical research and an emphasis on the research process enable students to better understand the real world application of research methods. The authors also offer a unique chapter (13) advocating a multiple methods strategy. Review "I love the approach of this book. It puts methods at the center of sociology."--Erin Ruel, Georgia State University " Approaches to Social Research views research as a process, breaking it down into a series of stages and decision points. I find this approach one of its greatest strengths. I regularly recommend this book to colleagues teaching graduate research methods courses, citing its comprehensiveness, clarity, and key strengths."--Zachary Neal, Michigan State University "I have consistently used Approaches to Social Research in my graduate quantitative methods course. It stands out as one of the best, offering well-rounded approaches to social scientific research. In addition, the book provides the real-world examples that my students crave. It presents the material in an unintimidating and highly comprehensible manner."--Lindsey A. Harvell, James Madison University "The major strength of this book is its comprehensive character. It was written by sociologists but is comprehensive enough and written so that it can be useful to psychology, political science, and other disciplines across the social sciences. This is a very good methods textbook."--Jason Rodriquez, University of Massachusetts, Boston About the Author Royce A. Singleton, Jr., is Professor of Sociology at the College of the Holy Cross. Bruce C. Straits is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Package Dimensions: 10.0 x 7.2 x 1.2 inches

Languages: English