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Constructing Social Research, Second Edition is a concise, innovative text designed for undergraduate Research Methods courses in the Social Sciences. This Sociology for a New Century Series text effectively highlights the unity and diversity of methods across disciplines and cultures using comparative and historical examples. Ragin and Amoroso clearly demonstrate the similarities among three major traditions: qualitative research on commonalities, comparative research on diversity, and quantitative research on relationships among variables. Together, these three compelling research strategies provide a solid foundation for studying all social phenomena, from examining the complexities of everyday life to investigating the power of transnational processes. New to This Edition - This edition includes a new Chapter 4 The Ethics of Social Research to provide more in-depth information on this vital topic - Ragin and Amoroso offer a new succinct overview of the scientific method, illuminating the contrast between this method and the alternative presented in the text - To illustrate the various types of data collection associated with qualitative, comparative, and quantitative research, each chapter within the Strategies of Social Research section includes new, detailed examples.
|Publication date:||13th September 2010|
|Author:||Charles C. Ragin, Lisa M. Amoroso|
|Publisher:||SAGE Publications Inc|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Social research & statistics,|
Charles C. Ragin spent most of his youth in Texas and the southeastern United States. He attended the University of Texas at Austin as an undergraduate and received his BA degree in 1972 at the age of 19. That same year he began graduate work in sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his PhD in 1975. From 1975 until 2001, he lived in the Midwest, teaching first at Indiana University and then at Northwestern University. He headed west in 2001, where he spent just over a decade at University of Arizona-Tucson. In 2012, he joined the faculty at the University of ...More About Charles C. Ragin, Lisa M. Amoroso