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Test Bank for Investigating the Social World The Process and Practice of Research 9th Edition Schutt

Downloadable Instructor Test Bank for Investigating the Social World The Process and Practice of Research 9th Edition By Russell K. Schutt,ISBN: 9781544324067, ISBN: 9781506361192, ISBN: 9781544308883, ISBN: 9781544346465

Table Of Content

About the Author
Preface
Acknowledgments
Section I. Foundations for Social Research
1. Science, Society, and Social Research

Learning About the Social World

Avoiding Errors in Reasoning About the Social World

Science and Social Science

Strengths and Limitations of Social Research

Alternative Research Orientations

Conclusions

2. The Process and Problems of Social Research

Social Research Questions

Social Theories

Social Research Foundations

Social Research Strategies

Social Research Organizations

Social Research Standards

Conclusions

3. Research Ethics and Research Proposals

Historical Background

Ethical Principles

The Institutional Review Board

Social Research Proposals

Conclusions

Section II. Fundamentals of Social Research
4. Conceptualization and Measurement

Concepts

From Concepts to Indicators

From Observations to Concepts

Measurement

Levels of Measurement

Evaluating Measures

Conclusions

5. Sampling and Generalizability

Sample Planning

Sampling Methods

Sampling Distributions

Conclusions

6. Research Design and Causation

Research Design Alternatives

Criteria and Cautions for Nomothetic Causal Explanations

Comparing Research Designs

Conclusions

Section III. Basic Social Research Design
7. Experiments

History of Experimentation

True Experiments

Quasi-Experiments

Validity in Experiments

Ethical Issues in Experimental

Conclusions

8. Survey Research

Survey Research in the Social Sciences

Writing Survey Questions

Combining Questions in Indexes

Designing Questionnaires

Organizing Surveys

Ethical Issues in Survey Research

Conclusions

9. Quantitative Data Analysis

Introducing Statistics

Preparing for Data Analysis

Displaying Univariate Distributions

Summarizing Univariate Distributions

Analyzing Data Ethically: How Not to Lie With Statistics

Cross-Tabulating Variables

Regression Analysis

Performing Meta-Analyses

Analyzing Data Ethically: How Not to Lie About Relationships

Conclusions

10. Qualitative Methods

Fundamentals of Qualitative Methods

Participant Observation

Intensive Interviewing

Interviewing Online

Focus Groups

Generalizability in Qualitative Research

Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research

Conclusions

11. Qualitative Data Analysis

Features of Qualitative Data Analysis

Techniques of Qualitative Data Analysis

Alternatives in Qualitative Data

Visual Sociology

Systematic Observation

Participatory Action Research

Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis

Ethics in Qualitative Data Analysis

Conclusions

Section IV. Complex Social Research Designs
12. Mixed Methods

History of Mixed Methods

Types of Mixed Methods

Strengths and Limitations of Mixed Methods

Ethics and Mixed Methods

Conclusions

13. Evaluation and Policy Research

History of Evaluation Research

Evaluation Basics

Questions for Evaluation Research

Design Decisions

Policy Research

Ethics in Evaluation

Conclusions

14. Research Using Secondary Data and “Big” Data

Secondary Data Sources

Challenges for Secondary Data Analyses

Big Data

Ethical Issues in Secondary Data Analysis and Big Data

Conclusions

15. Research Using Historical and Comparative Data and Content Analysis

Overview of Historical and Comparative Research Methods

Historical Social Science Methods

Comparative Social Science Methods

Demographic Analysis

Content Analysis

Ethical Issues in Historical and Comparative Research and Content Analysis

Conclusions

16. Summarizing and Reporting Research

Writing Research

Displaying Research

Reporting Research

Ethics, Politics, and Research Reports

Conclusions

Appendix A: Questions to Ask About a Research Article
Appendix B: How to Read a Research Article
Appendix C: Table of Random Numbers
Glossary
Bibliography
Index