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Basics of social research : qualitative and quantitative approaches, W. Lawrence Neuman

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Basics of social research : qualitative and quantitative approaches
Title
Basics of social research
Title remainder
qualitative and quantitative approaches
Statement of responsibility
W. Lawrence Neuman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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1950-
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Neuman, William Lawrence
Index
index present
LC call number
HM571
LC item number
.N48 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sociology
  • Social sciences
Label
Basics of social research : qualitative and quantitative approaches, W. Lawrence Neuman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 377-389) and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Part 1.
  • Foundations
  • Chapter 1.
  • Doing Social Research.
  • p. 1
  • Introduction.
  • p. 2
  • Alternatives to Social Research.
  • p. 3
  • How Science Works.
  • p. 7
  • Steps in the Research Process.
  • p. 9
  • Dimensions of Research.
  • p. 10
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 21
  • Chapter 2.
  • Theory and Social Research.
  • p. 23
  • Introduction.
  • p. 24
  • What Is Theory?.
  • p. 24
  • Parts of Theory.
  • p. 26
  • Aspects of Theory.
  • p. 29
  • Three Major Approaches to Social Science.
  • p. 41
  • Dynamic Duo.
  • p. 44
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 45
  • Chapter 3.
  • Ethics in Social Research.
  • p. 47
  • Introduction.
  • p. 48
  • Why Be Ethical?.
  • p. 48
  • Power Relations.
  • p. 49
  • Ethical Issues Involving Research Participants.
  • p. 50
  • Ethics and the Scientific Community.
  • p. 59
  • Ethics and the Sponsors of Research.
  • p. 61
  • Politics of Research.
  • p. 63
  • Value-Free and Objective Research.
  • p. 64
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 66
  • Chapter 4.
  • Reviewing the Scholarly Literature and Planning a Study.
  • p. 68
  • Introduction.
  • p. 69
  • Literature Review.
  • p. 69
  • Using the Internet for Social Research.
  • p. 80
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Orientations toward Research.
  • p. 84
  • Qualitative Design Issues.
  • p. 88
  • Quantitative Design Issues.
  • p. 91
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 106
  • Chapter 5.
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement.
  • p. 108
  • Introduction.
  • p. 109
  • Why Measure?.
  • p. 109
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Measurement.
  • p. 110
  • Parts of the Measurement Process.
  • p. 111
  • Reliability and Validity.
  • p. 115
  • Guide to Quantitative Measurement.
  • p. 121
  • Index Construction.
  • p. 126
  • Scales.
  • p. 128
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 138
  • Chapter 6.
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Sampling.
  • p. 140
  • Introduction.
  • p. 141
  • Nonprobability Sampling.
  • p. 141
  • Probability Sampling.
  • p. 145
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 164
  • Part 2.
  • Conducting Quantitative Research
  • Chapter 7.
  • Survey Research.
  • p. 166
  • Introduction.
  • p. 167
  • Logic of Survey Research.
  • p. 168
  • Constructing the Questionnaire.
  • p. 169
  • Types of Surveys: Advantages and Disadvantages.
  • p. 186
  • Interviewing.
  • p. 190
  • Ethical Survey.
  • p. 196
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 197
  • Chapter 8.
  • Experimental Research.
  • p. 200
  • Introduction.
  • p. 201
  • Random Assignment.
  • p. 202
  • Experimental Design Logic.
  • p. 204
  • Internal and External Validity.
  • p. 212
  • Practical Considerations.
  • p. 219
  • Results of Experimental Research: Making Comparisons.
  • p. 219
  • Word on Ethics.
  • p. 221
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 222
  • Chapter 9.
  • Nonreactive Research and Secondary Analysis.
  • p. 224
  • Introduction.
  • p. 225
  • Nonreactive Measurement.
  • p. 225
  • Content Analysis.
  • p. 227
  • Existing Statistics/Documents and Secondary Analysis.
  • p. 236
  • Issues of Inference and Theory Testing.
  • p. 244
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 245
  • Chapter 10.
  • Analysis of Quantitative Data.
  • p. 247
  • Introduction.
  • p. 248
  • Dealing with Data.
  • p. 248
  • Results with One Variable.
  • p. 251
  • Results with Two Variables.
  • p. 257
  • More Than Two Variables.
  • p. 263
  • Inferential Statistics.
  • p. 268
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 272
  • Part 3.
  • Conducting Qualitative Research
  • Chapter 11.
  • Field Research.
  • p. 275
  • Introduction.
  • p. 275
  • Logic of Field Research.
  • p. 278
  • Choosing a Site and Gaining Access.
  • p. 280
  • Relations in the Field.
  • p. 285
  • Observing and Collecting Data.
  • p. 287
  • Field Research Interview.
  • p. 296
  • Leaving the Field.
  • p. 299
  • Focus Groups.
  • p. 300
  • Ethical Dilemmas of Field Research.
  • p. 301
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 302
  • Chapter 12.
  • Historical-Comparative Research.
  • p. 304
  • Introduction.
  • p. 304
  • Logic of Historical-Comparative Research.
  • p. 306
  • Steps in a Historical-Comparative Research Project.
  • p. 310
  • Data and Evidence in Historical Context.
  • p. 312
  • Comparative Research.
  • p. 317
  • Equivalence in Historical-Comparative Research.
  • p. 322
  • Ethics.
  • p. 325
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 325
  • Chapter 13.
  • Analysis of Qualitative Data.
  • p. 327
  • Introduction.
  • p. 328
  • Comparing Methods of Data Analysis.
  • p. 328
  • Coding and Concept Formation.
  • p. 329
  • Analytic Strategies for Qualitative Data.
  • p. 335
  • Other Techniques.
  • p. 339
  • Software for Qualitative Data.
  • p. 340
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 342
  • Part 4.
  • Writing a Research Report
  • Chapter 14.
  • Writing the Research Report.
  • p. 343
  • Introduction.
  • p. 344
  • Research Report.
  • p. 344
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 359
  • Glossary.
  • p. 361
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 377
  • Name Index.
  • p. 391
  • Subject Index.
  • p. 393
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xi, 403 p. cm.
Isbn
9780205484379
Lccn
2006044771
Label
Basics of social research : qualitative and quantitative approaches, W. Lawrence Neuman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 377-389) and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Part 1.
  • Foundations
  • Chapter 1.
  • Doing Social Research.
  • p. 1
  • Introduction.
  • p. 2
  • Alternatives to Social Research.
  • p. 3
  • How Science Works.
  • p. 7
  • Steps in the Research Process.
  • p. 9
  • Dimensions of Research.
  • p. 10
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 21
  • Chapter 2.
  • Theory and Social Research.
  • p. 23
  • Introduction.
  • p. 24
  • What Is Theory?.
  • p. 24
  • Parts of Theory.
  • p. 26
  • Aspects of Theory.
  • p. 29
  • Three Major Approaches to Social Science.
  • p. 41
  • Dynamic Duo.
  • p. 44
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 45
  • Chapter 3.
  • Ethics in Social Research.
  • p. 47
  • Introduction.
  • p. 48
  • Why Be Ethical?.
  • p. 48
  • Power Relations.
  • p. 49
  • Ethical Issues Involving Research Participants.
  • p. 50
  • Ethics and the Scientific Community.
  • p. 59
  • Ethics and the Sponsors of Research.
  • p. 61
  • Politics of Research.
  • p. 63
  • Value-Free and Objective Research.
  • p. 64
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 66
  • Chapter 4.
  • Reviewing the Scholarly Literature and Planning a Study.
  • p. 68
  • Introduction.
  • p. 69
  • Literature Review.
  • p. 69
  • Using the Internet for Social Research.
  • p. 80
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Orientations toward Research.
  • p. 84
  • Qualitative Design Issues.
  • p. 88
  • Quantitative Design Issues.
  • p. 91
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 106
  • Chapter 5.
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement.
  • p. 108
  • Introduction.
  • p. 109
  • Why Measure?.
  • p. 109
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Measurement.
  • p. 110
  • Parts of the Measurement Process.
  • p. 111
  • Reliability and Validity.
  • p. 115
  • Guide to Quantitative Measurement.
  • p. 121
  • Index Construction.
  • p. 126
  • Scales.
  • p. 128
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 138
  • Chapter 6.
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Sampling.
  • p. 140
  • Introduction.
  • p. 141
  • Nonprobability Sampling.
  • p. 141
  • Probability Sampling.
  • p. 145
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 164
  • Part 2.
  • Conducting Quantitative Research
  • Chapter 7.
  • Survey Research.
  • p. 166
  • Introduction.
  • p. 167
  • Logic of Survey Research.
  • p. 168
  • Constructing the Questionnaire.
  • p. 169
  • Types of Surveys: Advantages and Disadvantages.
  • p. 186
  • Interviewing.
  • p. 190
  • Ethical Survey.
  • p. 196
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 197
  • Chapter 8.
  • Experimental Research.
  • p. 200
  • Introduction.
  • p. 201
  • Random Assignment.
  • p. 202
  • Experimental Design Logic.
  • p. 204
  • Internal and External Validity.
  • p. 212
  • Practical Considerations.
  • p. 219
  • Results of Experimental Research: Making Comparisons.
  • p. 219
  • Word on Ethics.
  • p. 221
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 222
  • Chapter 9.
  • Nonreactive Research and Secondary Analysis.
  • p. 224
  • Introduction.
  • p. 225
  • Nonreactive Measurement.
  • p. 225
  • Content Analysis.
  • p. 227
  • Existing Statistics/Documents and Secondary Analysis.
  • p. 236
  • Issues of Inference and Theory Testing.
  • p. 244
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 245
  • Chapter 10.
  • Analysis of Quantitative Data.
  • p. 247
  • Introduction.
  • p. 248
  • Dealing with Data.
  • p. 248
  • Results with One Variable.
  • p. 251
  • Results with Two Variables.
  • p. 257
  • More Than Two Variables.
  • p. 263
  • Inferential Statistics.
  • p. 268
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 272
  • Part 3.
  • Conducting Qualitative Research
  • Chapter 11.
  • Field Research.
  • p. 275
  • Introduction.
  • p. 275
  • Logic of Field Research.
  • p. 278
  • Choosing a Site and Gaining Access.
  • p. 280
  • Relations in the Field.
  • p. 285
  • Observing and Collecting Data.
  • p. 287
  • Field Research Interview.
  • p. 296
  • Leaving the Field.
  • p. 299
  • Focus Groups.
  • p. 300
  • Ethical Dilemmas of Field Research.
  • p. 301
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 302
  • Chapter 12.
  • Historical-Comparative Research.
  • p. 304
  • Introduction.
  • p. 304
  • Logic of Historical-Comparative Research.
  • p. 306
  • Steps in a Historical-Comparative Research Project.
  • p. 310
  • Data and Evidence in Historical Context.
  • p. 312
  • Comparative Research.
  • p. 317
  • Equivalence in Historical-Comparative Research.
  • p. 322
  • Ethics.
  • p. 325
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 325
  • Chapter 13.
  • Analysis of Qualitative Data.
  • p. 327
  • Introduction.
  • p. 328
  • Comparing Methods of Data Analysis.
  • p. 328
  • Coding and Concept Formation.
  • p. 329
  • Analytic Strategies for Qualitative Data.
  • p. 335
  • Other Techniques.
  • p. 339
  • Software for Qualitative Data.
  • p. 340
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 342
  • Part 4.
  • Writing a Research Report
  • Chapter 14.
  • Writing the Research Report.
  • p. 343
  • Introduction.
  • p. 344
  • Research Report.
  • p. 344
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 359
  • Glossary.
  • p. 361
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 377
  • Name Index.
  • p. 391
  • Subject Index.
  • p. 393
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xi, 403 p. cm.
Isbn
9780205484379
Lccn
2006044771

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