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Test Bank for Statistics for Understanding the Social World Research Methods for the 21st Century 2nd Edition Schutt

Test Bank for Statistics for Understanding the Social World Research Methods for the 21st Century 2nd Edition By Russell K. Schutt, ISBN: 9781544334684, ISBN: 9781071810767

Table of Contents

Section I. Foundations for Social Research
Chapter 1. Science, Society, and Social Research
The Value of Social Research

Avoiding Errors in Reasoning About the Social World

Research in the News: Why Doesn’t the Internet Reach Everyone?

Types of Social Research

Careers and Research: Jessica LeBlanc, Research Assistant

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Methods

Conclusions

KEY TERMS

HIGHLIGHTS

CHAPTER QUESTIONS

PRACTICE EXERCISES

Chapter 2. The Process and Problems of Social Research
Social Research Questions

Social Research Foundations

Social Theories

Social Research Strategies

Research in the News: Messaging and Emotions

Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Designs

Social Research Standards

Careers and Research: Kristin M. Curtis, Senior Research Program Coordinator

Conclusions

KEY TERMS

HIGHLIGHTS

CHAPTER QUESTIONS

PRACTICE EXERCISES

Chapter 3. Research Ethics
Historical Background

Ethical Principles

The Institutional Review Board

Research in the News: Is Same-Sex Marriage Bad for Children?

Careers and Research: Manan Nayak, Senior Project Director

Conclusions

KEY TERMS

HIGHLIGHTS

CHAPTER QUESTIONS

PRACTICE EXERCISES

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

From Concepts to Indicators

From Observations to Concepts

Measurement Alternatives

Research in the News: Do You Tweet What You Think?

Levels of Measurement

Careers and Research: Camila Mejia, Market Researcher

Units of Analysis

Evaluating Measures

Conclusions

KEY TERMS

HIGHLIGHTS

CHAPTER QUESTIONS

PRACTICE EXERCISES

Chapter 5. Generalizability and Sampling
Sample Planning

Sampling Methods

Research in the News: Challenges of Conducting a Census

Careers and Research: Tyler Evans, Account Supervisor

Generalizability in Qualitative Research

Conclusions

KEY TERMS

HIGHLIGHTS

CHAPTER QUESTIONS

PRACTICE EXERCISES

Chapter 6. Causation and Experimental Design
Causal Explanations and Experimental Design

Careers and Research: Jennifer A. Herbert, Crime Intelligence Analyst

Research in the News: Long Term Impact: How Can Research Make the Connection?

Meeting the Criterion of Non-spuriousness

Validity in Experimental Designs

Ethical Issues in Experimental Research

Conclusions

KEY TERMS

HIGHLIGHTS

CHAPTER QUESTIONS

PRACTICE EXERCISES

Section III. Basic Social Research Designs
Chapter 7. Survey Research
Survey Research in the Social Sciences

Writing Survey Questions

Designing Questionnaires

Errors in Survey Research

Careers and Research: Grant A. Bacon, Research Associate

Research in the News: Movie “Facts” . . . or Fantasy?

Organizing Surveys

Ethical Issues in Survey Research

Conclusions

KEY TERMS

HIGHLIGHTS

CHAPTER QUESTIONS

PRACTICE EXERCISES

Chapter 8. Qualitative Methods
Fundamentals of Qualitative Methods

Careers and Research: Dzenan Berberovic, Director of Development

Research in the News: Facelessness and Social Research

Primary Qualitative Methods

Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research

Conclusions

KEY TERMS

HIGHLIGHTS

CHAPTER QUESTIONS

PRACTICE EXERCISES

Chapter 9. Unobtrusive Methods
Unobtrusive Measures of Behavior

Secondary Data Analysis

Research in the News: Trash: The Focus of Anthropological Research in New York

Careers and Research: Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center

Big Data

Historical and Comparative Research Methods

Content Analysis

Ethical Issues in Unobtrusive Methods

Conclusions

KEY TERMS

HIGHLIGHTS

CHAPTER QUESTIONS

PRACTICE EXERCISES

Section IV. Analysis and Reporting of Social Research
Chapter 10. Quantitative Data Analysis
Introducing Statistics

Displaying Univariate Distributions

Summarizing Univariate Distributions

Research in the News: Googling as Social Data

Crosstabs

Regression Analysis

Careers and Research: Claire Wulf Winiarek, Director of Collaborative Policy Engagement

Analyzing Data Ethically

Conclusions

Key Terms

Highlights

Chapter 11. Qualitative Data Analysis
Features of Qualitative Data Analysis

Techniques of Qualitative Data Analysis

Alternatives in Qualitative Data Analysis

Visual Sociology

Systematic Observation

Careers and Research: Laurel Person Mecca, Assistant Director and Senior Research Specialist, Qualitative Data Analysis Program

Research in the News: Secret Photographing of Students at Harvard?

Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis

Ethics in Qualitative Data Analysis

Conclusions

KEY TERMS

HIGHLIGHTS

CHAPTER QUESTIONS

PRACTICE EXERCISES

Chapter 12. Summarizing and Reporting Research
Writing Research

Research in the News: Do Social Scientists Do Better Than Pollsters?

Careers and Research: Ruth Westby, Public Health Researcher

Presenting Research

Ethics, Politics, and Research Reports

Plagiarism

Conclusions

KEY TERMS

HIGHLIGHTS

CHAPTER QUESTIONS

PRACTICE EXERCISES

Appendix A: Questions to Ask About a Research Article
Appendix B: How to Read a Research Article
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
On the Study Site
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Appendix C: Table of Random Numbers
Appendix D: How to Use a Statistical Package
Appendix E: Annotated List of Web Sites