Featuring an engaging, conversational, and student-friendly writing style, The Process of Social Research, 2nd Edition, (PDF) introduces college students to the basics of research. It puts a unique emphasis on the process with flowcharts in each chapter that offer step-by-step guides for conducting social research and evaluating the research of others. Authors Royce A. Singleton, Bruce C. Straits, and Jr., Jeffrey C. Dixon, use relatable, daily examples and carefully selected research examples to make the ebook accessible to undergraduates. Comprehensive and up-to-date without attempting to be encyclopedic in its coverage, The Process of Social Research 2nd Edition presents a balance between qualitative and quantitative research, taking a more assimilated approach to describing the relationship between theory and research.
“What is exceptional about this text is that the authors bring in real, contemporary researchers. They do a great job of integrating relevant research by quoting a wide variety of studies, using daily interesting examples.” — Linda Bzhetaj, Oakland University
“The Process of Social Research 2e is among the best texts for teaching students how to conduct research. The authors have done an excellent job of making the content both inviting and interesting to aspiring sociologists, and showing how the research process unfolds.” — Ginny Garcia-Alexander,
Portland State University
“The authors have done a brilliant job laying out a logical approach to research design. I love the balance and dialogue between qualitative and quantitative methods. I really appreciate that it includes both approaches and explicitly motivates college and college students to employ more than one method.” — Virginia Adams O’Connell, Moravian College
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