The Practice of Social Research
Available for the first time in a South African edition, Earl Babbie's popular "The practice of social research" is the essential source for research theory and methods. - The main methodological approaches used in the social sciences are comprehensively covered - Specific methods and techniques used in such areas as sampling, questionnaire construction and data anlysis are discussed in detail - The informal style, concrete examples and down-to-earth metaphors make abstract theory easily understandable - A balanced coverage of qualitative approaches helps the user employ both techniques in his or her research. This is a vital text for students at a senior undergraduate and postgraduate levels who wish to become proficient researchers.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GalenWiley - LibraryThing
A straightforward, comprehensive, and approachable guide to research as practiced by social scientists, the Thirteenth Edition of Babbie's "gold-standard" text gives you the tools you need to apply ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - flemmily - LibraryThing
This is one of my favorite textbooks. It's very well organized and explains concepts very well. But the two main reasons why I like it are that it uses very good examples and its funny. Check out the glossary in particular if you want a cheesy giggle. Read full review