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Published: 23 July 2018

528 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190876654

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The Process of Social Research

Second Edition

Jeffrey C. Dixon, Royce A. Singleton, Jr., and Bruce C. Straits

Featuring a conversational, engaging, and student-friendly writing style, The Process of Social Research, Second Edition, introduces students to the fundamentals of research. It places a unique emphasis on process with flowcharts in every chapter that provide step-by-step guides for conducting social research and evaluating the research of others. Authors Jeffrey C. Dixon, Royce A. Singleton, Jr., and Bruce C. Straits use relatable, everyday examples and carefully selected research examples to make the book accessible to undergraduates. Comprehensive and up-to-date without attempting to be encyclopedic in its coverage, The Process of Social Research provides a balance between qualitative and quantitative research, taking a more integrated approach to describing the relationship between theory and research.

New to this Edition:

  • Updated examples of research, including three recent studies on Facebook
  • New boxes on big data and the 2016 election polls
  • A reorganized chapter on measurement, which now includes discussions of indexes and scales
  • A substantially revised chapter on multiple methods, which focuses on mixed methods research
  • Revised and updated exercises that analyze GSS data

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