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.

Sociology

A Global Perspective

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Author: Joan Ferrante

Publisher: Wadsworth

ISBN: 9781285746494

Category: Science

Page: 528

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SOCIOLOGY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, Ninth Edition, introduces readers to the concepts and theories of sociology, demonstrates how those concepts and theories 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.

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.

Seeing Sociology: An Introduction

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Author: Joan Ferrante

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305480465

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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Offering instructors complete flexibility, SEEING SOCIOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION, 3rd Edition combines up-to-the-minute coverage with an easy-to-manage approach featuring brief, self-contained modules in each chapter that instructors can assign based on the needs of their class. The Third Edition includes such contemporary topics as globalization’s connection to technology and gay rights, the anti-aging industry, and The Affordable Care Act, and many others, reflecting the latest developments in the field. Extremely student-friendly and engaging, the text continues to make photos an integral part of the learning process-resulting in a stronger, more memorable learning experience for students. The new “What Do Sociologists See?” feature includes a sociologist's insights on everyday images, showing students how sociological concepts can be applied to daily life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Abnormal Behavior

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Author: David Sue,Derald Wing Sue,Stanley Sue,Diane M. Sue

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305537602

Category: Psychology

Page: 720

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Featuring current research, high-quality scholarship, and an appealing design, UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, 11th Edition, is a balanced, clear introduction to abnormal psychology. Fully updated to reflect the new DSM-5, the new edition features the Multipath Model of Mental Disorders, which visually and conceptually explains how mental illnesses are caused. Throughout the book, a focus on resilience highlights prevention and recovery from the symptoms of various disorders. This edition also continues its emphasis on the multicultural, sociocultural and diversity aspects of abnormal psychology. The authors present material in a lively and engaging manner, connecting topics to real-world case studies, current events, and issues of particular importance and relevance to today's college students. Overall, the book presents an evenhanded treatment of abnormal psychology as both a scientific and a clinical endeavor. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

GOVT

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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.

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.

How It's Done

An Invitation to Social Research

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Author: Emily Stier Adler,Roger Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780495603948

Category: Social sciences / Research / Methodology

Page: 525

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This book provides balanced coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods of social research with a unique "behind the scenes" approach: chapters are built upon focal research pieces and excerpts from real research projects, and present the insights and perspectives of workers conducting real-world research. The book guides readers through the many 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 prepares them for the ethical issues and problems that they may face along the way.

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.

Community Based Corrections

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Author: Leanne Fiftal Alarid

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305633725

Category: Education

Page: 448

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Objective, comprehensive, and up-to-date, the eleventh edition of best-selling COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS provides an excellent introduction to the theory, procedures, evidence-based practices, and personnel involved in community-based corrections. Students learn about the supervision techniques and treatment programs that constitute alternatives to incarceration, and which are designed to meet the level of risk and needs of each individual. These include probation, parole, electronic monitoring, house arrest, residential facilities, restitution, fines, and other options. Coverage of theories related to community correctional goals includes discussion of specific deterrence; rehabilitation through risk, needs, and responsivity; and restorative justice. Input from professionals in the field gives students invaluable insight into real-world practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Our Sexuality

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Author: Robert L. Crooks,Karla Baur

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305887425

Category: Education

Page: 50

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This is the most respected and authoritative college textbook available on human sexuality. Written in a direct, non-judgmental manner, the thirteenth edition of OUR SEXUALITY has been thoroughly and carefully updated to reflect the most current research findings and psychosocial developments. It is the first college text to deliver cutting-edge and in-depth emphasis on the impact of politics on sexuality. Crooks and Baur keep students interested with the most exciting, emerging research and coverage, and focus on strengthening their self-awareness and sexual intelligence. 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: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard F. Taylor

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856325

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS, Ninth Edition, uses the theme of debunking myths to look behind the facades of everyday life, challenge common assumptions, and help students develop critical thinking skills as well as better understand how society is constructed and sustained. This thorough yet streamlined text employs a reader-friendly presentation and manageable structure, while maintaining a strong focus on sociology concepts, methods, and research. Updated throughout with coverage of the latest findings, trends, and themes, the text provides exceptional coverage of diversity, including social factors such as age, religion, sexual orientation, and region of residence in addition to race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Intentional Interviewing and Counseling: Facilitating Client Development in a Multicultural Society

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Author: Allen E. Ivey,Mary Bradford Ivey,Carlos P. Zalaquett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305865782

Category: Education

Page: 528

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Over 500 data-based studies and years of field testing attest to the effectiveness of the microskills model in INTENTIONAL INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING: FACILITATING CLIENT DEVELOPMENT IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY, 9th Edition. This hallmark text enables students of many backgrounds to master basic skills in a step-by-step fashion, empowering them to use listening and influencing skills as they conduct full interviews. Students are challenged to re-evaluate their behaviors and perceptions, thereby gaining insight about themselves, their strengths, and areas where they can develop further. After finishing the text, students will have the ability to adapt their skills to address individual and multicultural uniqueness, conduct interviews using different theoretical approaches, and be well on their way to developing a personalized style and theory of interviewing and counseling. Neuroscience and neurobiology, and their applications to counseling, are clearly outlined throughout. 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.

Fundamentals of Financial Management

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Author: Eugene F. Brigham,Joel F. Houston

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305480740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 832

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With the same contemporary approach and dynamic examples that made previous editions so popular, FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, 14e continues to provide students with a focused understanding of today's corporate finance and financial management. This market-leading text offers a unique balance of clear concepts, contemporary theory, and practical applications in order to help students understand the concepts and reasons behind corporate budgeting, financing, working capital decision making, forecasting, valuation, and Time Value of Money (TVM). Offering the most cutting-edge coverage available, the Fourteenth Edition includes discussions of the federal debt, the ongoing recovery of financial markets, and the European debt crisis. Numerous practical examples, Quick Questions, and Integrated Cases demonstrate theory in action. 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.

Marketing Management

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Author: Dawn Iacobucci

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337516163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Now readers can master the core concepts in marketing management that undergraduate marketing majors, first-year MBA or EMBA student or advanced learners need with the detailed material in Iacobucci’s MARKETING MANAGEMENT, 5E. Readers are able to immediately apply the key concepts they have learned to cases, group work, or marketing-driven simulations. MARKETING MANAGEMENT, 5E reflects all aspects of the dynamic environment facing today’s marketers. Engaging explanations, timely cases and memorable examples help readers understand how an increasingly competitive global marketplace and current changes in technology impact the marketing decisions that today’s managers must make every day. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Texas Politics Today, 2013-2014 Edition

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Author: William Maxwell,Ernest Crain,Adolfo Santos

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133602126

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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The most popular book for this course, TEXAS POLITICS TODAY offers a wide range of viewpoints from multiple authors, each a recognized authority on the Lone Star State. The new edition encourages critical thinking and civic participation with ideas for how to get involved, questions to debate, and current-events based essays throughout. Its rich and nuanced presentations of the interaction between political elites and public opinion provide a realistic picture of the Texas political system and its decision-making processes while it also provides the latest on demographic changes, redistricting, and the 2012 election results. Packed with instructional help and up-to-the-minute information, TEXAS POLITICS TODAY provides a thorough, candid analysis of government that not only increases your awareness of state policy and its effect on your life but also motivates you to get politically involved. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.