Basics of Social Research helps students understand what researchers do and why, while preparing them to think critically about how content findings are created.
The information in this text is presented in an easy to understand manner that allows students to see the importance of properly conducted research.
Updated Canadian content focuses on real research examples from Canadian studies to make social research accessible to students, and to demonstrate how social research has real-world applications.
Themed boxes, summary problems, and review questions facilitate student learning and help students understand that social research requires dedication, creativity, and mature judgement.
Table of contents:
Part 1 Foundations
Chapter 1 Doing Social Research
Chapter 2 Theory and Social Research
Chapter 3 Ethics in Social Research Chapter 4 Reviewing the Scholarly Literature and Planning a Study
Chapter 5 Designing a Study
Chapter 6 Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement
Chapter 7 Qualitative and Quantitative Sampling
Part 2 Conducting Quantitative Research
Chapter 8 Survey Research
Chapter 9 Experimental Research
Chapter 10 Nonreactive Quantitative Research and Secondary Analysis
Chapter 11 Analysis of Quantitative Data
Part 3 Conducting Qualitative Research
Chapter 12 Qualitative Interviewing
Chapter 13 Field Research
Chapter 14 Nonreactive Qualitative Research
Chapter 15 Analysis of Qualitative Data
Part 4 Mixing Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
Chapter 16 Combining Methods in Social Science Research
Appendix 1 Doing a Research Project (NEW)