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This is a concise, affordable, applied paperback research methods text by Earl Babbie, who defined how to teach the research methods course with his standard-setting text, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH. The streamlined Third Edition of THE BASICS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH focuses particularly on the application of social research, emphasizing the fundamental concepts of both qu This is a concise, affordable, applied paperback research methods text by Earl Babbie, who defined how to teach the research methods course with his standard-setting text, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH. The streamlined Third Edition of THE BASICS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH focuses particularly on the application of social research, emphasizing the fundamental concepts of both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Inductive chapter openings pose social research problems that are addressed and resolved in each chapter through the application of key chapter concepts. Each chapter contains detailed examples and sections on how to interpret the results of data analysis. The text provides students with the necessary tools for understanding the basics of social research methods and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the classroom.


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This is a concise, affordable, applied paperback research methods text by Earl Babbie, who defined how to teach the research methods course with his standard-setting text, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH. The streamlined Third Edition of THE BASICS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH focuses particularly on the application of social research, emphasizing the fundamental concepts of both qu This is a concise, affordable, applied paperback research methods text by Earl Babbie, who defined how to teach the research methods course with his standard-setting text, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH. The streamlined Third Edition of THE BASICS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH focuses particularly on the application of social research, emphasizing the fundamental concepts of both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Inductive chapter openings pose social research problems that are addressed and resolved in each chapter through the application of key chapter concepts. Each chapter contains detailed examples and sections on how to interpret the results of data analysis. The text provides students with the necessary tools for understanding the basics of social research methods and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the classroom.

30 review for The Basics of Social Research

  1. 4 out of 5

    Joseph Valoren

    With respect to what it is unto itself, it’s quite good. This is one of the few textbooks I felt compelled to track down and keep after the course was over so that I can reference it in the future. Babbie explains in thorough detail not merely the what and how of social research, but the why, providing the necessary context for understanding why it is that social research methods have taken the form that they have. Anybody who’s read more than one textbook knows that they are not all created equ With respect to what it is unto itself, it’s quite good. This is one of the few textbooks I felt compelled to track down and keep after the course was over so that I can reference it in the future. Babbie explains in thorough detail not merely the what and how of social research, but the why, providing the necessary context for understanding why it is that social research methods have taken the form that they have. Anybody who’s read more than one textbook knows that they are not all created equal, and this text in particular stands out as being an especially effective and useful resource for the social researcher. Moreover, Babbie writes with a mercurial and sometimes rude wit, cracking the occasional jokes. The glossary, in particular, abounds with groaners of the kind somebody’s dad might tell. These are thrown in just frequently enough to keep readers on their toes, and Babbie includes bits of cheek here or there that suggest playful animosity with other factions of the academic community. Overall, I found these interjections to be charming. It’s strange to think of a textbook as being funny, much less intentionally. While your mileage may vary, I’m glad that if I had to read a dense tome about how to conduct social research, it was this one.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Susan Marie

    For educational/scientific purposes in order to conduct a professional research project and/or study that involves understanding all aspects of definitive research, subject matter, focus and purpose, for future dissertation, this is your first extremely basic, yet immensely informative book. There is no other reason to read a book like this.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bobbi

    This book is a fantastic read for social researchers to refresh and learn new concepts. I could not recommend it enough.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    This book talks about social research in brief strokes. It's fine as a primer on what is social research, but not great as a text for how to actually do social research. This book talks about social research in brief strokes. It's fine as a primer on what is social research, but not great as a text for how to actually do social research.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Fariza

    It is indeed a good reading materials for social research. Finished reading in 2 days because of good writing styles. Gave lots of ideas on constructing my own research. However, if you need a more detailed book on sampling and how to measure them you might need to search another book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Morgan Anderson

    Very useful guidebook. I would say that it is instructive enough as a tool all of itself; if coupled with lecture, though, it seems like an abridged version could be used, and illustrations could be used in class to make readings shorter. All in all, useful, easy to follow, and not confusing.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Shane

    It's a textbook that should be used as such. The chapters are long, dense, and filled with examples. It's easy to locate an answer for your question, although it may not be the clearest answer and it may not be the most interesting answer. It's a textbook that should be used as such. The chapters are long, dense, and filled with examples. It's easy to locate an answer for your question, although it may not be the clearest answer and it may not be the most interesting answer.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay Kay

    Read for a Social Science Research Methods course.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jes

    For a textbook, really not a bad read. Surprisingly funny and (SHOCKER) actually helpful!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Rhianna

    Informative, but I read it at the same time as I was reading other sociology books and this one took much more time to say the same exact thing as the other books.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sandie

    A recommended uni book.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Shhhhh Ahhhhh

    Good textbook. I'm in my last year of sociology undergrad taking Sociological Methods and this was a great resource. Good textbook. I'm in my last year of sociology undergrad taking Sociological Methods and this was a great resource.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Muna

  14. 5 out of 5

    John Cruz-Solano

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    MaWhit

  16. 5 out of 5

    Christine

  17. 4 out of 5

    Robin Boomer

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    Leanna Saxer

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    Richard

  21. 4 out of 5

    Zsebi

  22. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Kaye

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  24. 5 out of 5

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  25. 4 out of 5

    Katherine Liska

  26. 5 out of 5

    Paul Hileman

  27. 5 out of 5

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  28. 5 out of 5

    Amadeu Branera

  29. 5 out of 5

    Leshia Roberts Chandler

  30. 4 out of 5

    Mack

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