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At the heart of this book is the authors’ firm belief that understanding research methods is critical to being an informed citizen in our complex, fast-paced social world. Now in its Fifth Edition, Making Sense of the Social World by Daniel F. Chambliss and Russell K. Schutt continues to help students achieve that understanding by providing a balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integrating substantive examples and research techniques throughout. All essential elements of social research methods are covered, including validity, causation, experimental and quasi-experimental design, and techniques of analysis. Additionally, it is written in a less formal style to make concepts more accessible to students, and it includes wide-ranging, practical exercises drawn from every experience to help students get hands-on with the material. Not only do students find the book approachable and easy to digest, but they also enjoy it!

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Daniel F. Chambliss
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2014-12-16
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781483380636

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Congratulations to Daniel F. Chambliss, winner of the ASA Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Prize for 2018. The new Sixth Edition of Making Sense of the Social World continues to be an unusually accessible and student-friendly introduction to the variety of social research methods, guiding undergraduate readers to understand research in their roles as consumers and novice producers of social science. Known for its concise, casual, and clear writing, its balanced treatment of quantitative and qualitative approaches, and its integrated approach to the fundamentals, the text has much to offer both novice researchers and more advanced students alike. The authors use a wide variety of examples from formal studies and everyday experiences to illustrate important principles and techniques. New to this Edition Failure (and success) of pre-election polls in the 2016 Presidential election The use and abuse of data from social media such as Facebook and Twitter When does research on underprivileged populations become cultural appropriation? (based on the controversy over Alice Goffman’s ethnographic studies in Philadelphia) The debate over inclusion of U.S. citizenship questions on the 2020 Census The growth of new video techniques by researchers, and dramatically expanded use of web-based surveys (both by professionals and by students) Addition of material on methods widely used by student researchers, such as content analysis and “grounded theory” ethnography New vignettes on Research That Matters, Research in the News, and Careers and Research, to enhance the relevance of the book to undergraduates

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Daniel F. Chambliss
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2018-12-06
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781506364100

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In this Second Edition of the bestselling Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation, authors Daniel F. Chambliss and Russell K. Schutt once again provide students with an engaging, innovative, and accurate introduction to social research. More than a brief derivative of Schutt's widely successful Investigating the Social World, this version is written in a less formal, occasionally humorous style, with more concise examples drawn from everyday experience, and less coverage of complex or more rigorous methods.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Daniel F. Chambliss
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
Release: 2006-02-16
File: 340 Pages
ISBN-13: 141292717X

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Building upon the success of previous editions, this third edition of 'Sociology' lays the foundations for a theoretically and methodologically robust understanding of the subject area. Key topics are examined in an accessible and rigorous manner, encouraging reflection within a wide social, cultural and historical context.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Mike Keating
Publisher: Editorial Dunken
Release: 2006
File: 804 Pages
ISBN-13: 0582823129

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This dynamic new Interactive eBook version of the Fourth Edition of Daniel F. Chambliss and Russell K. Schutt’s Making Sense of the Social World is ideal for students in online and traditional courses who prefer a more contemporary, multimedia-integrated presentation for learning. It provides students with integrated links to engaging video and audio as well as access to complete academic and professional articles, all from the same pages found in the printed text. Students will also have immediate access to study tools such as highlighting, bookmarking, note-taking, and more! Students: Still need to purchase an Access Code? Just select the "Buy Item Now" button on this page to purchase your individual access code. Bundle Option Bundle the Print Version of Chambliss’ Making Sense of the Social World, Fourth Edition with the Interactive eBook for FREE! Bundle ISBN: 978-1-4129-9155-1

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Daniel F. Chambliss
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Release: 2012-03-02
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1452225370

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Genre: Social action
Author: BarBara Marliene Scott
Publisher:
Release: 2000
File: 525 Pages
ISBN-13: 0206267800

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"This book is distinctive for extending the usual sociological reach, reopening territory that has lain fallow, set aside from the well-ploughed fields of orthodox social theory. In doing so, Law not only produces fresh insight into familiar theorists but guards against collective forgetting of the sociological canon." - Professor Bridget Fowler, University of Glasgow "An excellent book, it will be welcomed and read widely by advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars in sociology, cultural studies, social theory and beyond." - Professor Chris Shilling, University of Kent Social Theory for Today guides students through the ‘turns’ of past and present social theory as it attempts to wrestle with a recurring sense of crisis in social relations and social theory. Drawing on both classical and contemporary sources, Alex Law provides readers with a firm grasp of competing perspectives. Too often social theories attempt to dominate the field by casting rival theorists, past and present, as deluded fools, while the more familiar ‘big names’ in social theory are subject to ever-increasing commentary that runs in ever-decreasing circles. This survey of social theory and crisis lessens the temptation to engage in internal theoretical polemics and esoteric wordplay. Social theory must become practical and specific if it is to become a means of orientation for uncertain times. This is a must-read for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students looking for a vibrant and extended understanding of social theory.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Alex Law
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2014-12-01
File: 344 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781473911130

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What are the essentials for undergraduates and postgraduates engaged in quantitative and qualitative research? How can the gap between formulating a research question and carrying out research be bridged? This accessible, well-judged text provides students with a matchless introduction to generic research skills. It is uncluttered, direct and unpatronizing. Key features of the book are: - Accessibility - Clarification of key issues and problem solving guidance - Demonstration of the importance of interplay between theory and research - Realism in defining essential research issues and the problems that researchers encounter `It is not the case that "anyone can do social research", most research requires training. Here Malcolm Williams provides such training.... Helpful and often humorous' - Roger Sapsford, University of Teesside

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Malcolm Williams
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2003-02-24
File: 222 Pages
ISBN-13: 0761964223

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Who am I? Who are we? How are we to live? This book grapples with these perennial questions, primarily through a dialogue with Cornelius Castoriadis and Charles Taylor, using an interdisciplinary-hermeneutical approach examining issues of meaning, subjectivity and modern society.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Karl E. Smith
Publisher: BRILL
Release: 2010-01-01
File: 264 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789004181724

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The fifth edition of Sociology: Making Sense of Society retains the highly praised four-part structure and style of the fourth edition, and through this explores the diversity, contradictions and challenges we face in our social world. This essential and authoritative text lays the foundations for a theoretically and methodologically strong understanding of sociology. Key topics are then examined in an accessible but thorough way, encouraging reflection within a wide social, cultural and historical context. Fascinating topical examples from around the world help to contextualise and apply sociological thinking to our own lives. Crucially, this text frequently asks you to consider your position in the world, drawing you into the debates and conveying the excitement of studying sociology.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Samantha Punch
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release: 2013-05-20
File: 888 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781408269565

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