Research Methods: Research Methods for Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods book cover

    Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology

    Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods, 1st Edition

    By Joyce Weil

    Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology provides a review of methodological approaches and data-collection methods commonly used with older adults in real-life settings. It addresses the role of normative age-related sensory, cognitive, and functional changes, as well as the influence of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08
    Routledge
    Textbooks in Aging

  • Using Sources Effectively: Strengthening Your Writing and Avoiding Plagiarism book cover

    Using Sources Effectively

    Strengthening Your Writing and Avoiding Plagiarism, 5th Edition

    By Robert A. Harris

    Now in its fifth, expanded edition, Using Sources Effectively, Fifth Edition targets the two most prominent problems in current research-paper writing: the increase in unintentional plagiarism and the ineffective use of research source material. Designed as a supplementary textbook for both…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30
    Routledge

  • Essentials of Qualitative Inquiry book cover

    Essentials of Qualitative Inquiry

    1st Edition

    By Maria J Mayan

    This brief, inexpensive guide introduces students and novices to the key elements of qualitative research methods. Written in a friendly, conversational style, replete with good examples from multiple disciplines, student exercises, and key points to remember, the volume works ideally with other…

    Paperback – 2016-12-19
    Routledge
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Research Ethics in Criminology: Dilemmas, Issues and Solutions book cover

    Research Ethics in Criminology

    Dilemmas, Issues and Solutions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Malcolm Cowburn, Loraine Gelsthorpe, Azrini Wahidin

    Ethical principles and concerns are at the heart of criminological research and can arise at the planning, implementation and reporting stages. It is vital that researchers are aware of the issues involved so that they can make informed decisions about the implications of certain choices. This…

    Paperback – 2016-12-15
    Routledge

  • Research Methods in Crime and Justice book cover

    Research Methods in Crime and Justice

    2nd Edition

    By Brian L. Withrow

    Research Methods in Crime and Justice, 2nd Edition, is an innovative text/online hybrid for undergraduate Criminal Justice Research Methods courses. This material uniquely addresses the fundamental teaching issue for this course: how to show students that success as criminal justice practitioners…

    Paperback – 2016-11-14
    Routledge
    Criminology and Justice Studies

  • Advanced and Multivariate Statistical Methods: Practical Application and Interpretation book cover

    Advanced and Multivariate Statistical Methods

    Practical Application and Interpretation, 6th Edition

    By Craig A. Mertler, Rachel Vannatta Reinhart

    Ideal for non-math majors, Advanced and Multivariate Statistical Methods teaches students to interpret, present, and write up results for each statistical technique without overemphasizing advanced math. This highly applied approach covers the why, what, when and how of advanced and multivariate…

    Paperback – 2016-10-24
    Routledge

  • Research Methods for Public Administrators book cover

    Research Methods for Public Administrators

    6th Edition

    By Elizabethann O'Sullivan, Gary Rassel, Berner Maureen, Jocelyn DeVance Taliaferro

    Research Methods for Public Administrators introduces students to the methodological tools public administrators and policy analysts use to conduct research in the twenty-first century. Full of engaging examples and step-by-step instructions to illustrate common research methods and techniques,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-06
    Routledge

  • Modes of Thinking for Qualitative Data Analysis book cover

    Modes of Thinking for Qualitative Data Analysis

    1st Edition

    By Melissa Freeman

    Modes of Thinking for Qualitative Data Analysis argues for engagement with the conceptual underpinnings of five prominent analytical strategies used by qualitative researchers: Categorical Thinking, Narrative Thinking, Dialectical Thinking, Poetical Thinking, and Diagrammatical Thinking. By…

    Paperback – 2016-09-20
    Routledge

  • Research and Writing in International Relations book cover

    Research and Writing in International Relations

    2nd Edition

    By Laura Roselle

    Research and Writing in International Relations offers the step-by-step guidance and the essential resources needed to compose political science papers that go beyond description and into systematic and sophisticated inquiry. This text focuses on areas where students often need help–finding a topic…

    Paperback – 2016-09-12
    Routledge

  • SPSS Basics: Techniques for a First Course in Statistics book cover

    SPSS Basics

    Techniques for a First Course in Statistics, 6th Edition

    By Zealure C. Holcomb

    This text takes the guesswork out of using SPSS, with screenshots that show each step for calculating each statistic. It includes extensive coverage of how to format raw SPSS output for inclusion in research reports. End-of-chapter exercises help students master their newly acquired skills. An…

    Paperback – 2016-08-03
    Routledge

  • Essentials of Qualitatively-Driven Mixed-Method Designs book cover

    Essentials of Qualitatively-Driven Mixed-Method Designs

    1st Edition

    By Janice M. Morse

    In a mixed-method tradition that privileges the quantitative, leading qualitative researcher Janice Morse breaks new ground by arguing the importance of research designs for which the primary component is qualitative, and contains either a quantitative or a qualitative supplemental strategy. Using…

    Paperback – 2016-07-27
    Routledge
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Engaging with Ethics in International Criminological Research book cover

    Engaging with Ethics in International Criminological Research

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Adorjan, Rose Ricciardelli

    Despite a voluminous literature detailing the procedures of research ethics boards and institutional ethical review processes, there are few texts that explore the realpolitik of conducting criminal research in practice. This book explores the unique lived experiences of scholars engaging with…

    Paperback – 2016-06-23
    Routledge

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