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Social Research: Approaches and Fundamentals XSE

Fifth Edition

December 2010

ISBN: 9780195394610

672 pages

In Stock

Price: £66.99



Thoroughly revised and updated, the 5th International Edition of this successful text offers a wealth of new research examples and references, accessible diagrams of essential concepts and processes, and extended coverage of core methods and recent developments. Striking a balance between specific techniques and the underlying logic of scientific inquiry, Approaches to Social Research, 5th International Edition, provides a lucid treatment of the four major approaches to research - experimentation, survey research, field research, and the use of available data. While advocating a multiple-methods strategy that treats these approaches as complementary rather than mutually exclusive, the book contains a detailed account of the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

  • A streamlined Table of Contents, combining the chapters on experimentation and experimental design and the chapters on survey research and survey instrumentation.
  • An Appendix on Writing Research Reports.
  • An ethics chapter written specifically for an international audience.
  • Updated end-of-chapter review questions.
  • Many new and updated examples and data throughout.

About the Author(s)

Bruce Straits: Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Royce Singleton: Professor of Sociology, College of the Holy Cross.

Table of Contents

    Electronic version TK.