At the heart of this book is the authors’ firm belief that understanding research methods is critical to being an informed citizen in our complex, fast-paced social world. Now in its Fifth Edition, Making Sense of the Social World by Daniel F. Chambliss and Russell K. Schutt continues to help students achieve that understanding by providing a balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integrating substantive examples and research techniques throughout. All essential elements of social research methods are covered, including validity, causation, experimental and quasi-experimental design, and techniques of analysis. Additionally, it is written in a less formal style to make concepts more accessible to students, and it includes wide-ranging, practical exercises drawn from every experience to help students get hands-on with the material. Not only do students find the book approachable and easy to digest, but they also enjoy it!
"Making Sense of the Social World, Fourth Edition is an engaging and student-friendly introduction to social research for students who need to understand methodologies and results, but who may never conduct research themselves. It provides a balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integrating substantive examples and research techniques throughout. All essential elements of social research methods are covered, including validity, causation, experimental and quasi-experimental design, and techniques of analysis. Additionally, it is written in a less formal style to make concepts more accessible to students, and it includes wide-ranging, practical exercises drawn from every experience to help students get hands-on with the material."--pub. desc.
In this Second Edition of the bestselling Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation, authors Daniel F. Chambliss and Russell K. Schutt once again provide students with an engaging, innovative, and accurate introduction to social research. More than a brief derivative of Schutt's widely successful Investigating the Social World, this version is written in a less formal, occasionally humorous style, with more concise examples drawn from everyday experience, and less coverage of complex or more rigorous methods.
Congratulations to Daniel F. Chambliss, winner of the ASA Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Prize for 2018. The new Sixth Edition of Making Sense of the Social World continues to be an unusually accessible and student-friendly introduction to the variety of social research methods, guiding undergraduate readers to understand research in their roles as consumers and novice producers of social science. Known for its concise, casual, and clear writing, its balanced treatment of quantitative and qualitative approaches, and its integrated approach to the fundamentals, the text has much to offer both novice researchers and more advanced students alike. The authors use a wide variety of examples from formal studies and everyday experiences to illustrate important principles and techniques. New to this Edition Failure (and success) of pre-election polls in the 2016 Presidential election The use and abuse of data from social media such as Facebook and Twitter When does research on underprivileged populations become cultural appropriation? (based on the controversy over Alice Goffman’s ethnographic studies in Philadelphia) The debate over inclusion of U.S. citizenship questions on the 2020 Census The growth of new video techniques by researchers, and dramatically expanded use of web-based surveys (both by professionals and by students) Addition of material on methods widely used by student researchers, such as content analysis and “grounded theory” ethnography New vignettes on Research That Matters, Research in the News, and Careers and Research, to enhance the relevance of the book to undergraduates
We offer these texts bundled together at a discount for your students. Daniel F. Chambliss, Making Sense of the Social World, Forth Edition Making Sense of the Social World, fourth edition is an engaging introduction to social research for students who need to understand methodologies and results, but who may never conduct research themselves. It provides a balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integrating substantive examples and research techniques throughout. It is written in a less formal style than many comparable texts, complete with practical examples drawn from everyday experience. Mark Edwards, Writing in Sociology With humor and empathy, this handbook provides undergraduate and early-career graduate students guidance in sociological writing of all kinds. It offers unusual approaches to developing ideas into research questions, utilizing research literature, constructing research papers, and completing different kinds of course writing (including case studies, theory papers, and applied social science projects). The book is more targeted to the undergraduate or early-career graduate student struggling with a first research paper. By focusing on how to think about the goals and strategies implicit in each section of a writing project, this book provides accessible advice to novice sociological writers.Please contact your Sales Representative for more information.
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Designed for introductory courses in sociology, this book features integrated coverage of social stratification and inequality, theory and application of social change, and feminism as a major sociological paradigm.
The fifth edition of Sociology: Making Sense of Society retains the highly praised four-part structure and style of the fourth edition, and through this explores the diversity, contradictions and challenges we face in our social world. This essential and authoritative text lays the foundations for a theoretically and methodologically strong understanding of sociology. Key topics are then examined in an accessible but thorough way, encouraging reflection within a wide social, cultural and historical context. Fascinating topical examples from around the world help to contextualise and apply sociological thinking to our own lives. Crucially, this text frequently asks you to consider your position in the world, drawing you into the debates and conveying the excitement of studying sociology.