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The Sage handbook of applied social research methods, 2d ed.


The Sage handbook of applied social research methods, 2d ed.

Ed. by Leonard Bickman and Debra J. Rog.

Sage Publications


661 pages




This second edition reference suitable for undergraduates covers techniques and data analysis for social and behavioral sciences, education and management and has been updated with information on new methodology. It focuses on settings in which there are data, money, time, and political constraints, and includes step-by-step procedures and practical examples. Topics of the 18 articles include approaches to applied research, applied research designs, and practical data collection in such topics as design sensitivity, practical sampling, ethically responsible research, randomized controlled trials, experimentation, quality of studies, case studies, integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches, organizational diagnosis, research synthesis and meta-analysis, surveys (including those conducted online), conceptual mapping for applied social research, ethnography, and group depth interviews.

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