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Research Methods and Society: Foundations of Social Inquiry

ISBN: 9780205879915 | 0205879918
Edition: 2nd
Format: Nonspecific Binding
Publisher: Routledge
Pub. Date: 1/5/2014

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Provides a foundation for understanding research findings in social sciences.


Designed to help students acquire basic skills in the methods of social science research, the second edition of Research Methods and Society contains numerous excerpts from professional journal articles, scholarly books, and popular press. The text uses a straightforward writing style to present essential information, without eliminating key concepts, tools, and their applications. Concrete, everyday examples and “hands-on” practice activities reinforce fundamental concepts that will be useful to students in their future careers and life. Topics are illustrated in ways that are student-centered, yet instructor-friendly.


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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand research findings in the social sciences.
  • Conduct social research.
  • Apply social research skills and principles to everyday situations.

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