The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods
- Leonard Bickman - Vanderbilt University, USA and Florida International University, USA
- Debra J. Rog - Westat, Inc.
Research Methods & Evaluation | Social Research Methods
Each chapter has been enhanced pedagogically to include more step-by-step procedures, specific, rich yet practical examples from various settings to illustrate the method, parameters to define when the method is most appropriate and when it is not appropriate, and greater use of visual aids (graphs, models, tip boxes) to provide teaching and learning tools.
- twenty core chapters written by research experts that cover major methods and data analysis issues across the social and behavioral sciences, education, and management;
- emphasis on applying research techniques, particularly in "real-world" settings in which there are various data, money, time, and political constraints;
- new chapters on mixed methods, qualitative comparative analysis, concept mapping, and internet data collection;
- a newly developed section that serves as a guide for students who are navigating through the book and attempting to translate the chapters into action;
- a new Instructor's Resources CD, with relevant journal articles, test questions, and exercises to aid the instructor in developing appropriate course materials.
“Updating their one-volume handbook (1st ed., 1998) describing approaches, design, and data collecting methods that are useful in conducting social research, editors Bickman and Rog in this second edition include chapters on the increasing use of the Internet, computer-assisted research methods, and the use of “mixed methods,” combining qualitative and quantitative methods. Over 30 authors from academic institutions, government agencies, and the private sector, representing various social science disciplines, contributed to this resource for research methods that can be applied in social science disciplines such as education, geography, political science, and sociology.”
"Rarely is a text able to succinctly and effectively appeal to a wide variety of practitioners from all areas of social science while maintaining a practical and easily accessible tone. However, this is exactly what I found when I read the second edition of The Sage Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Ch.1 - Applied Research Design
Ch.7 - Designing a Qualitative Study