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The Basics of Social Research (Available Titles CengageNOW)

The Basics of Social Research (Available Titles CengageNOW)
Author: Earl R. Babbie
ISBN 13: 9780495812241
ISBN 10: 495812242
Edition: 5
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
List Price: $217.95

This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting book presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana make this Fifth Edition thoroughly fascinating as it introduces you to the "how-tos" and "whys" of social research methods. The book's new qualitative coverage combined with its already strong quantitative m


Babbie (Chapman U.) is also author of a lengthier textbook on general methods, , first published in 1975 and now in its 9th edition. was written to provide a shorter textbook on the same subject, with a stronger emphasis on applied research. This second edition includes a chapter on research ethics, revisions of material on qualitative research, inclusion of new software programs for quantitative and qualitative research data analysis, and a greater integration of several computer resources within the text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)