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"Essentials of Research Methods" is a concise and accessible introduction to research methods in the social sciences. Written by an expert of research methods teaching, this book takes extraordinary care to focus the reader on experiences in his or her everyday life as a way of understanding and performing research methods. The book introduces students to research methods with clear, concise, and accessible prose; focuses the reader on everyday life as a way to understand research methods; covers ethics, data gathering and analysis, and statistics; and, includes further reading lists, graphs, exercises, study questions, a glossary, and an annotated list of web resources.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631230496
ISBN-10: 0631230491
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Janet M. Ruane

Janet M. Ruane is Associate Professor of Sociology at Montclair State University. She is co-author of Second Thoughts: Seeing Conventional Wisdom Through the Sociological Eye (with Karen Cerulo, third edition, 2004). She has taught research methods to undergraduates for more than fifteen years.

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