Social Science Research: A Cross Section of Journal Articles for Discussion & Evaluation, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Social Science Research

A Cross Section of Journal Articles for Discussion & Evaluation, 2nd Edition

By Turner C Lomand


194 pages

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Paperback: 9781884585142
pub: 1999-01-01

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• This new edition gives students valuable practice in reading and evaluating research. All major methods of research are illustrated, including qualitative research, content/document analysis, survey research, observational research, experimental research, and program evaluation.

• The articles deal with contemporary topics that will hold your students’ attention.

• The lines in each article are sequentially numbered. This allows easy reference to specific parts of the articles during classroom discussions.

• Factual Questions at the end of each article encourage students to read for methodological and substantive points.

• The Answer Key provides answers to the Factual Questions. The line numbers where the answers can be found are included, making the key easy to use.

• The Questions for Discussion at the end of each article address broad issues of research design and overall research quality.

• Ideal for homework assignments followed by classroom discussions at the next class meeting.

Table of Contents

Survey Research

1. Conspiracy Beliefs About HIV/AIDS Among HIV-Positive African American Patients in Rural Alabama

Psychological Reports

2. Adolescent Internet Usage in Taiwan: Exploring Gender Differences


3. A Survey of the Health, Sleep, and Development of Children Adopted From China

Health & Social Work

4. Bullies Move Beyond the Schoolyard: A Preliminary Look at Cyberbullying

Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice

5. “I Missed the Bus”: School Grade Transition, the Wilmington Truancy Center, and Reasons Youth Don’t Go to School

Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice

Observational Research

6. Does Therapist Experience Influence Interruptions of Women Clients?

Journal of Feminist Family Therapy

7. Motivational Signage Increases Physical Activity on a College Campus

Journal of American College Health

8. Shopping Center Fire Zone Parking Violators: An Informal Look

Perceptual and Motor Skills

Correlational Research

9. Students’ Ratings of Teaching Effectiveness: A Laughing Matter?

Psychological Reports

10. Relationships of Assertiveness, Depression, and Social Support Among Older Nursing Home Residents

Behavior Modification

11. Correlations Between Humor Styles and Loneliness

Psychological Reportsz

Experimental Research

12. A Night to Remember: A Harm-Reduction Birthday Card Intervention Reduces High-Risk Drinking During 21st Birthday Celebrations

Journal of American College Health

13. Foot-in-the-Door Technique Using a Courtship Request: A Field Experiment

Psychological Reports

14. Counting Bones: Environmental Cues That Decrease Food Intake

Perceptual and Motor Skills

15. The Effects of Wearing a Costume on Charitable Donations

Psychological Reports

16. Baby Think It Over: Evaluation of an Infant Simulation Intervention for Adolescent Pregnancy PreventionHealth & Social Work

Causal-Comparative Research

17. Benefits to Police Officers of Having a Spouse or Partner in the Profession of Police Officer

Psychological Reports

18. Relationship of Personalized Jerseys and Aggression in Women’s Ice Hockey

Perceptual and Motor Skills

19. Significance of Gender and Age in African American Children’s Response to Parental Victimization

Health & Social Work

20. Age Effects in Earwitness Recall of a Novel Conversation

Perceptual and Motor Skills

Program Evaluation

21. Feasibility of an Intergenerational Tai Chi Program: A Community-Based Participatory Research Project

Journal of Intergenerational Relationships

22. Using the Internet to Facilitate Positive Attitudes of College Students Toward Aging and Working With Older Adults

Journal of Intergenerational Relationships

23. Reducing Adolescent Substance Abuse and Delinquency: Pilot Research of a Family-Oriented Psychoeducation Curriculum

Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse

24. Evaluation of a Program Designed to Reduce Relational Aggression in Middle School Girls

Journal of School Violence

25. An Application of Fear Appeal Messages to Enhance the Benefits of a Jail Encounter Program for Youthful Offenders

Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice

Content/Document Analysis

26. A Review of Online Social Networking Profiles By Adolescents: Implications for Future Research and Intervention


27. Professional Human Service Occupation Biases Represented in General Psychology Textbooks

Journal of Instructional Psychology

Qualitative Research

28. Perceptions and Beliefs About Body Size, Weight, and Weight Loss Among Obese African American Women: A Qualitative Inquiry

Health Education & Behavior

29. Newlyweds’ Unexpected Adjustments to Marriage

Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal

30. “More Than a Liver”: Social Work’s Contribution to the Well-Being of People Undergoing Treatment for Hepatitis C

Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions

31. Exploring Young Adults’ Perspectives on Communication With Aunts

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

32. The Multiple Roles That Youth Development Program Leaders Adopt With Youth

Youth & Society

33. Adventure Therapy: A Supplementary Group Therapy Approach for Men

Psychology of Men and Masculinity

34. Help-Seeking Behaviors and Depression Among African American Adolescent Boys

Social Work

Combined Qualitative/Quantitative Research

35. Evaluating the Use of Reflective Counseling Group Supervision for Military Counselors in Taiwan

Research on Social Work Practice

36. Prevalence and Pedagogy: Understanding Substance Abuse in Schools

Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education

37. Unretired and Better Than Ever: Older Adults As Foster Parents for Children

Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services


38. Project D.A.R.E. Outcome Effectiveness Revisited

American Journal of Public Health

Appendix A: Reading Research Reports: A Brief Introduction

“It works very well to illustrate points in the Babbie methods books (e.g., The Practice of Social Research). I give homework assignments in which [students] show how each article demonstrates principles of different methods (survey, experimental, etc.).”

— Charles F. Emmons, Gettysburg College

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Research & Methodology