Research Methods: Research Methods for Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Interpretive Description: Qualitative Research for Applied Practice book cover

    Interpretive Description

    Qualitative Research for Applied Practice, 2nd Edition

    By Sally Thorne

     The first edition of Interpretive Description established itself as the key resource for novice and intermediate level researchers in applied settings for conducting a qualitative research project with practical outcomes. In the second edition, leading qualitative researcher Sally Thorne…

    Paperback – 2016-03-21
    Developing Qualitative Inquiry

  • Qualitative Ethics in Practice book cover

    Qualitative Ethics in Practice

    1st Edition

    By Martin Tolich

    Neither ethics committees nor qualitative researchers can predict the types of ethical dilemmas that will happen in the field, only that they will routinely occur. In Qualitative Ethics in Practice, a team of fifteen top researchers from various disciplines and nationalities offer ethical…

    Paperback – 2016-03-10
    Developing Qualitative Inquiry

  • Essentials of Community-based Research book cover

    Essentials of Community-based Research

    1st Edition

    By Vera Caine, Judy Mill

    Community-based research (CBR) is the most commonly used method for serving community needs and effecting change through authentic, ethical, and meaningful social research. In this brief introduction to CBR, the real-world approach of noted experts Vera Caine and Judy Mill helps novice researchers…

    Paperback – 2016-03-02
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Success at Statistics: A Worktext with Humor book cover

    Success at Statistics

    A Worktext with Humor, 6th Edition

    By Fred Pyrczak

    • This comprehensive text covers all the traditional topics in a first-semester course. • Divided into 67 short sections, this book makes the topics easy to digest. Students regularly get positive reinforcement as they check their mastery with exercises at the end of each section. • Each exercise…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01

  • Introduction to Policing Research: Taking Lessons from Practice book cover

    Introduction to Policing Research

    Taking Lessons from Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Brunger, Stephen Tong, Denise Martin

    The expansion of degrees and postgraduate qualifications on policing has come hand in hand with the need for a more scholarly and research-based approach to the subject. Students are increasingly encouraged to apply research to practice and this book is specifically designed to bring clarity to the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26

  • Applied Multivariate Statistics for the Social Sciences: Analyses with SAS and IBM’s SPSS, Sixth Edition book cover

    Applied Multivariate Statistics for the Social Sciences

    Analyses with SAS and IBM’s SPSS, Sixth Edition, 6th Edition

    By Keenan A. Pituch, James P. Stevens

    Now in its 6th edition, the authoritative textbook Applied Multivariate Statistics for the Social Sciences, continues to provide advanced students with a practical and conceptual understanding of statistical procedures through examples and data-sets from actual research studies. With the added…

    Paperback – 2015-11-23

  • Essentials of Publishing Qualitative Research book cover

    Essentials of Publishing Qualitative Research

    1st Edition

    By Mitchell Allen

    Getting a qualitative article or book published involves more than simply doing the research, writing it up, and sending it off. You also need to know how to navigate the social relations of presenting your work to the journal editor or book publisher—and how to craft your message to them—if you…

    Paperback – 2015-10-31
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Essentials of Dyadic Interviewing book cover

    Essentials of Dyadic Interviewing

    1st Edition

    By David L Morgan

    Traditional qualitative interviews typically involve a single subject; interviews of dyads rarely appear outside marketing research and family studies. Experienced qualitative researcher David Morgan’s brief guide to dyadic interviewing provides readers with a road map to expand this technique to…

    Paperback – 2015-10-31
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Research in the College Context: Approaches and Methods book cover

    Research in the College Context

    Approaches and Methods, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Frances K. Stage, Kathleen Manning

    Research in the College Context, 2nd Edition provides faculty, students, practitioners, and researchers in the college environment with a manual of diverse approaches and methods for researching higher education and college students. The text offers the reader a variety of qualitative and…

    Paperback – 2015-09-03

  • The Responsible Methodologist: Inquiry, Truth-Telling, and Social Justice book cover

    The Responsible Methodologist

    Inquiry, Truth-Telling, and Social Justice, 1st Edition

    By Aaron M. Kuntz

    Winner of The University of Alabama 2017 President’s Faculty Research Award What does it mean to be a responsible methodologist? Certainly it is more than being a research middle-manager who ensures that the tools used in a thesis or dissertation are of the right gauge. In The Responsible…

    Paperback – 2015-08-15

  • Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Research book cover

    Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Research

    1st Edition

    Edited by Norman K Denzin, Michael D Giardina

    This volume of plenary addresses and other key presentations from the 2014 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry highlights the politics of research in the neoliberal state and the role of qualitative researchers in that debate. Marginalized by an increasingly top-down, assessment-driven…

    Paperback – 2015-05-15
    International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Series

  • Situational Analysis in Practice: Mapping Research with Grounded Theory book cover

    Situational Analysis in Practice

    Mapping Research with Grounded Theory, 1st Edition

    Edited by Adele E Clarke, Carrie Friese, Rachel Washburn

    Situational Analysis creates analytic maps of social processes and relationships identified using grounded theory. Creator of the method, award-winning sociologist Adele E. Clarke and two co-editors show how the method can be, and has been, used in a variety of critical qualitative studies. The…

    Paperback – 2015-05-15

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