This thorough revision of Babbie’s standard-setting text presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples, such as terrorism, Alzheimer’s disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana, introduce students to the “how-tos” and “whys” of social research methods. With increased emphasis on qualitative research and practical applications, this edition is authoritative yet student-friendly and engaging enough to help students connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world.
About the Author
Earl R. Babbie graduated from Harvard University before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and began teaching shortly thereafter. Credited with defining research methods for the social sciences, Dr. Babbie has written several texts, including the bestseller, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH (Cengage).
The book, The Basics of Social Research, was an easy read. The author made the lessons very relatable and understandable.
Product Details :
- Paperback: 576 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning; 6 edition (January 1, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 113359414X
- ISBN-13: 978-1133594147
- Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 0.7 inches