The Basics of Social Research

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Author: Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305503074

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting text presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples, such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana, introduce students to the how-tos and whys of social research methods. Updated with new data, expanded coverage of online research and other topics, and new Learning Objectives for each chapter to focus students' attention on important concepts, this edition continues to be authoritative yet student-friendly and engaging as it helps students connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Practice of Social Research

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Author: Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305445562

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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The Fourteenth Edition of Babbie's THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH gives students the tools they need to apply research concepts practically, as both researchers and consumers. Known as the “gold standard” for research methods, the book offers a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research as practiced by social scientists. Babbie emphasizes the research process by showing students how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering questions about research methods-such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology: A Global Perspective

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Author: Joan Ferrante

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495390917

Category: Science

Page: 592

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Sociology: A Global Perspective, 7/e introduces you to the concepts and theories of sociology, demonstrates how they can be used to think about the most significant and pressing global issues of our day, and uses powerful visual images to illustrate their impact on individuals, local communities, and society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology of Deviant Behavior

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Author: Marshall B. Clinard,Robert F. Meier

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305537343

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR has been the market-leading deviance/criminology textbook for more than 40 years by combining timely research findings and updated data with solid sociological analysis. Designed to appeal to today's students, the fifteenth edition examines such relevant and timely topics as justified deviance (e.g., terrorism); corporate crime and mistakes, such as the General Motors ignition problem; the changing moral landscape regarding gay marriage and marijuana use; the importance of social media in facilitating deviant acts; political crime, including electoral crime; and cultural and social reactions to deviance. Learning aids-such as chapter outlines, bolded key terms, discussion questions, and a glossary-support students' study and review. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Author: Edward I. Sidlow,Beth Henschen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337671789

Category: Education

Page: 50

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4LTR Press solutions give students the option to choose the format that best suits their learning preferences. This option is perfect for those students who focus on the textbook as their main course resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology

The Essentials

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 483

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Andersen & Taylor is a theoretically balanced, mainstream, brief text characterized by its emphasis on diversity. In every chapter, students explore research and data that illustrate how class, race-ethnicity, gender, age, geographic residence, and sexual orientation relate to the topics covered. This text provides a solid research orientation to the basic principles of sociology while maintaining an accessible style, appealing to the ever-changing student population, and inviting students to view the world through a sociological lens. This highly integrated, research-oriented, contemporary example approach combined with its depth of coverage in a brief-text format accounts for its wide appeal to professors and students alike.

Understanding Social Problems

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Author: Linda A. Mooney,David Knox,Caroline Schacht

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856570

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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This thoroughly revised edition of Mooney, Knox, and Schacht's text uses a theoretically balanced, student-centered approach to provide a comprehensive exploration of social problems. UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS, Tenth Edition, progresses from a micro to macro level of analysis, focusing first on problems related to health care, drugs and alcohols, families, and crime, and then broadening to the larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, aging, environmental problems, and conflict around the world. The social problem in each chapter is framed in a global as well as a U.S. context. In addition, the three major theoretical perspectives are applied to the problem under discussion, and its consequences -- as well as alternative solutions -- are explored. Pedagogical features such as The Human Side and Self and Society enable students to grasp how social problems affect the lives of individuals and apply their understanding of social problems to their own lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essentials of Marketing Research

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Author: William Zikmund,Barry Babin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133190642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Focusing on students as managers, the exciting new ESSENTIALS OF MARKETING RESEARCH, 5e, offers concise yet thorough coverage that delivers the essential information students need to skillfully use marketing research in making effective business decisions. It also equips readers with the skills to perform basic, core marketing research tasks. Designed specifically for instructors who prefer a more concise introduction to marketing research topics, it succinctly addresses the design, collection, analysis, and reporting of marketing research data relevant to a firm’s current and future needs. Reflecting the latest developments from the field, the Fifth Edition features an increased emphasis on behavioral tracking, social networking, smart phones, and the resulting impact on marketing research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Essentials of Statistics: A Tool for Social Research

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Author: Joseph F. Healey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305445740

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Framed in a student-friendly writing style, this text presents the essentials of statistics with an applied approach. Author Joseph Healey encourages skill development for statistical literacy, emphasizing computational competence and the ability to read social science literature with greater comprehension. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

How It's Done: An Invitation to Social Research

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Author: Emily Adler,Roger Clark

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495093386

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 544

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How It's Done is the realistic, fascinating book that helps you practice and think just as a social researcher would. This updated new edition guides you through the stages of social research--from selecting a researchable question and designing a study to selecting the best method of data analysis for a particular study--and it prepares you for the ethical issues and problems you may face along the way. Focal Research essays in every chapter take you 'behind the scenes' and involve you in real research articles written by actual researchers, such as: Studying Women with HIV/AIDS: Ethical Concerns and Researcher Responsibilities. Inventing Adulthoods: A Qualitative Longitudinal Study of Youth Transitions. Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Presence of Female Characters and Gender Stereotyping in Award-Winning Pictures Books Between the 1930s and the 1960s. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

What is Psychology?: Foundations, Applications, and Integration

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Author: Ellen E. Pastorino,Susann M Doyle-Portillo

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337672394

Category: Psychology

Page: 784

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WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY? FOUNDATIONS, APPLICATIONS, AND INTEGRATION includes some of the most effective features from Pastorino and Doyle-Portillo's other texts, as well as new and innovative features to excite students about the field of psychology. The text is organized around the foundational areas of psychology emphasized in the latest version of the APA guidelines. It incorporates the authors' successful and engaging teaching approach, which motivates students to read and captures their curiosity from the very beginning. The parts open with attention-grabbing case studies that have drawn rave reviews from students. Each case study is threaded throughout all of the chapters of the section, providing students with a view of the content that is both integrated and applied to real life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology in Our Times

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Author: Diana Kendall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856309

Category: Social Science

Page: 768

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This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by presenting a timely collection of theories, research, and examples -- including its signature first-person accounts that open many chapters. These lived experiences are relevant to students and introduce themes that provide a framework for learning the chapter material. Kendall's vivid and inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, and eye for compelling current examples further highlight sociology's relevance to all students. Now in its eleventh edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism. This edition focuses more on social/global change and on the contemporary world, presenting such current debates as bullying and social media abuse, digital-age methods to increase school attendance, food trucks and the spread of culture, modern slavery, and weight bias. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Enduring Democracy

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Author: Kenneth Dautrich,David A. Yalof,Christina Bejarano

Publisher: Nelson Education

ISBN: 1337092983

Category: Education

Page: 608

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THE ENDURING DEMOCRACY, 5th Edition, helps readers understand that debates and events being played out in American politics today have occurred before in different forms -- and that our government endures. Updates include coverage of the 2016 election results and the challenges facing the new administration; a consideration of racial tensions and the political and policy responses to address them; an analysis of the policy agenda in the final two years of the Obama administration; a primer on how the polls, parties, and other elements of the political environment have been shaped by the 2016 election campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as well as important down-ballot races; new perspectives on President Obama's executive orders on immigration and gun control; and the most current domestic and foreign policy events, including incidents of gun violence and the growth of ISIS. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Basics of Social Research

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

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Author: William Lawrence Neuman

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780205085941

Category: Social sciences

Page: 426

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This introduction to research methods covers all the major topics in detail. Using examples for real research, it discusses both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social research, emphasizing the benefits of combining various approaches.

Visualization, Modeling, and Graphics for Engineering Design

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Author: Dennis K. Lieu,Sheryl A. Sorby

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305537688

Category: Architecture

Page: 1086

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Created for the next generation of engineering professionals, VISUALIZATION, MODELING, AND GRAPHICS FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN, Second Edition, combines coverage of traditional drafting essentials and the cutting-edge technology and methods today's professionals need to master for career success. This versatile text provides a strong grounding in fundamentals including core design skills, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, sketching and drawing, and industry- and discipline-specific applications, even while recognizing how computers have enabled visualizing and modeling techniques that have changed the engineering design process. Working from this modern perspective, the authors explore critical process phases such as creative thinking, product ideation, and advanced analysis, as well as problem solving, collaboration, and communication skills essential for today's engineers and technicians. In addition to numerous updates to reflect the latest technology and trends, the Second Edition of this groundbreaking text features a more streamlined presentation, with a mix of printed and online chapters and a highly modular structure that make it easy to customize coverage for specific courses or interests. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Society

An Introductory Reader

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Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Kim A. Logio,Howard Francis Taylor

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781111185961

Category: Social Science

Page: 606

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UNDERSTANDING SOCIETY: AN INTRODUCTORY READER, Fourth Edition, contains a collection of classic and contemporary sociological readings selected for their timeliness, diversity, and interest. The emphasis of this collection is on articles that students will both understand and also find intriguing. UNDERSTANDING SOCIETY: AN INTRODUCTORY READER, Fourth Edition, includes the most up-to-date selection available today. Out of sixty-eight total articles, thirty-eight are new in this edition. The new articles were selected to engage student interest, to reflect the richness of sociological thought, and to add articles that address issues that have emerged since the publication of the last edition (such as the economic recession, the Haiti earthquake, and the increasing racial segregation of schools, to name a few). As always, the editors have included the top names in the field. Five themes run throughout the text: classical sociological theory, contemporary research, diversity, globalization, and the application of the sociological perspective.

Power and Society: An Introduction to the Social Sciences

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Author: Brigid Harrison,Thomas Dye

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495096717

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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POWER AND SOCIETY introduces of each of the social sciences and demonstrates how the various disciplines differ in their focus and methods, while maintaining the central integrative theme of power. The interdisciplinary viewpoint illustrates the nature and uses of power in society. POWER AND SOCIETY will stimulate your interest in the social sciences as it explores some of the central challenges facing American society; for example, ideological conflict, racism and sexism, poverty and powerlessness, crime and violence, community problems, and international relations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Author: Nijole V. Benokraitis

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305888332

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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4LTR Press solutions give students the option to choose the format that best suits their learning preferences. This option is perfect for those students who focus on the textbook as their main course resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Marriage and Family Experience: Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society

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Author: Bryan Strong,Theodore F. Cohen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856341

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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THE MARRIAGE & FAMILY EXPERIENCE: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY brings together all elements of the course -- including intimate relationships, family policy, and family issues. Striking a balance between an academic and more functional approach, the authors draw from research to present a sound sociological and family studies base enhanced by perspectives from anthropology, history, psychology, journalism, literature, economics, and gender studies. The book explores recent research on topics such as adoptive parenting, the transgender experience, childbearing patterns, gay and lesbian families, communication and conflict resolution, the influence of popular culture, and working families. Real-life examples and a focus on self-assessment and reflection make the book accessible and encourage students to think and act for themselves. The thirteenth edition retains a progressive approach to diversity yet remains rooted in a positive, pro-family perspective. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Psychology: Themes and Variations

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Author: Wayne Weiten

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305498208

Category: Psychology

Page: 567

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PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, 10th Edition, is a fusion of the full-length and briefer versions that preceded it. The text continues to offer a superb thematic organization together with practical applications and examples that help students see beyond research to big-picture concepts. Often described as a challenging book that is easy to learn from, the book surveys psychology's broad range of content with three aims: to illuminate the process of research and its relationship to application, to show both the unity and diversity of psychology's subject matter, and to help students master the basic concepts and principles of psychology with as little struggle as possible. Weiten's themes provide unifying threads across chapters that help students to see the connections among different research areas in psychology. A dynamic, teaching-oriented illustration program -- including new color-coded Concept Charts -- further enhances these themes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.