The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

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The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods, Second Edition provides students and researchers with the most comprehensive resource covering core methods, research designs, and data collection, management, and analysis issues. This thoroughly revised edition continues to place critical emphasis on finding the tools that best fit the research question given the constraints of deadlines, budget, and available staff. Each chapter offers key guidance on how to make intelligent and conscious tradeoffs so that one can refine and hone the research question as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research.

Each chapter has been enhanced pedagogically to include more step-by-step procedures, specific, rich yet practical examples from various settings to illustrate the method, parameters to define when the method is most appropriate and when it is not appropriate, and greater use of visual aids (graphs, models, tip boxes) to provide teaching and learning tools.

- twenty core chapters written by research experts that cover major methods and data analysis issues across the social and behavioral sciences, education, and management;

- emphasis on applying research techniques, particularly in "real-world" settings in which there are various data, money, time, and political constraints;

- new chapters on mixed methods, qualitative comparative analysis, concept mapping, and internet data collection;

- a newly developed section that serves as a guide for students who are navigating through the book and attempting to translate the chapters into action;

- a new Instructor's Resources CD, with relevant journal articles, test questions, and exercises to aid the instructor in developing appropriate course materials.

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“Updating their one-volume handbook (1st ed., 1998) describing approaches, design, and data collecting methods that are useful in conducting social research, editors Bickman and Rog in this second edition include chapters on the increasing use of the Internet, computer-assisted research methods, and the use of “mixed methods,” combining qualitative and quantitative methods. Over 30 authors from academic institutions, government agencies, and the private sector, representing various social science disciplines, contributed to this resource for research methods that can be applied in social science disciplines such as education, geography, political science, and sociology.” (M. Cochran 2009-03-02)

"Rarely is a text able to succinctly and effectively appeal to a wide variety of practitioners from all areas of social science while maintaining a practical and easily accessible tone. However, this is exactly what I found when I read the second edition of The Sage Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods." (Jason T. Burkhardt The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation 2010-11-01)

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Leonard Bickman, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Public Policy. He is director of the Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement and Associate Dean for Research at Peabody College. He earned his Ph.D. in psychology (social) from the City University of New York, his master's degree in experimental psychopathology from Columbia University and his bachelor's from the City College of New York. Professor Bickman is a nationally recognized leader in program evaluation and mental healthservices research on children and adolescents. He has published more than 15 books and monographs and 180 articles and chapters and has been principal investigator on over 25 major grants from several agencies. He is co-editor of the Applied Research Methods Series published by Sage Publications since 1980. He is also co-editor of the Handbook of Applied Social Research and is collaborating on a new International Handbook of Social Research. He is the co-author of the very popular book Applied Research Design: A Practical Guide.

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