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Introduction to Research Methods: A Hands-On Approach

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Author: Pajo, Bora

Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc

Edition: 1


  • New

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 392

Release Date: 11-08-2017

Details: Product Description Introduction to Research Methods: A Hands-On Approach makes learning research methods easy for students by giving them activities they can experience and do on their own. With clear, simple, and even humorous prose, this text offers students a straightforward introduction to an exciting new world of social science and behavioral research. Rather than making research seem intimidating, author Bora Pajo shows students how research can be an easy, ongoing conversation on topics that matter in their lives. Each chapter includes real research examples that illustrate specific topics that the chapter covers, guides that help students explore actual research challenges in more depth, and ethical considerations relating to specific chapter topics. 3 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Read This Book 1. Conducting research can be fun when you see it in terms that relate to your everyday life. 2. Knowing how to do research will open many doors for you in your career. It will open your mind to new ideas on what you might pursue in the future (e.g., becoming an entrepreneur, opening your own nongovernmental organization, or running your own health clinic), and give you an extra analytic skill to brag about in your job interviews. 3. Understanding research will make you an educated consumer. You will be able to evaluate the information before you and determine what to accept and what to reject. Truth be told, understanding research will save you money in the short and long term*. *From Chapter 1 of Introduction to Research Methods: A Hands-On Approach Review Anyone who teaches or has ever taught research methods will appreciate Bora Pajo′s personal insight and motivation to cultivate an application-based textbook that corresponds to the active nature of the curriculum itself.  -- Emile Beltzer Provides more detailed discussion of "why" each part of the research process is important toward achieving the overall goal.   -- Maurice Sheppard The conversational style and relatable examples will help students to overcome inhibitions to learning methods in social science research.   -- Marybeth Beller The application-based approach will be a welcome change for students.    -- Billy McKim I really appreciate the addition of the "Ethics in Research" chapter and ethical considerations in almost every chapter.   -- Ekaterina Forrester Smith For too long research methods textbooks have focused on techniques devoid of real experience. Bora Pajo′s book is taking research methods preparation in the right direction and I think a generation of social science researchers will be better for it. -- Rob Shelby Pajo′s book will give students the connection between the course concepts and real world application. -- Debasmita Patra The step-by-step approach the author takes with this text may just be tool I need to assist my students in taking an interest in research even beyond this course. -- Elizabeth Guzman-Arredondo This an accessible, well-organized text geared towards underclass students.  It demystifies the research process and makes it seem engaging, rewarding and fun. -- Carolyn Keller This text seems to integrate the larger "so what" question, which I am currently doing through a patchwork of articles and real-life examples. Having all of this material (scientific method, research questions, data collection, descriptive stats, qualitative approaches, etc) all in on one place, this book is a major improvement on what I am now using. -- H. Howell Williams About the Author Dr. Bora Pajo is a social scientist at Mercyhurst University, Department of Applied Sociology and Social Work. Her research focuses on the daily dynamics surrounding children diagnosed with emotional and behavioral problems and their parents. Bora is passionate about data science and machine-learning algorithms and strongly believes that we can only advance our scientific knowledge if we have high quality data available. She is dedicated

Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 0.7 inches

Languages: English