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The Covenant with Black America
Tavis Smiley (Editor)
0883782774
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Six years' worth of symposiums come together in this rich collection of essays that plot a course for African Americans, explaining how individuals and households can make changes that will immediately improve their circumstances in areas ranging from health and education to crime reduction and financial well-being. Addressing these pressing concerns are contributors Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. surgeon general; Wade Henderson, executive director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; Angela Glover Blackwell, founder of the research think tank PolicyLink; and Cornel West, professor of Religion at Princeton University. Each chapter outlines one key issue and provides a list of resources, suggestions for action, and a checklist for what concerned citizens can do to keep their communities progressing...


McGraw-Hill's GED Social Studies Workbook
Kenneth Tamarkin
0071407030
Sept 2002
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Addresses the key change in the GED requiring both reading passages and analyzing related graphics. Announcing the companion workbook series to the GED test series Practice makes perfect with McGraw-Hill's updated GED Workbook series, which reflects the 2002 test guidelines. These workbooks provide invaluable hands-on experience for students as they tackle hundreds of GED format questions and check results against an answer key. Simulated test-taking situations boost not only content retention but also confidence for the big day. Ideal study guides for a student weak in a particular subject area or sitting for one GED test at a time, these activity books function as a companion to McGraw-Hill's GED Test titles and McGraw-Hill's GED.

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McGraw-Hill's GED Social Studies
Kenneth Tamarkin
0071407022
Sept 2002
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Addresses the key change in the GED requiring both reading passages and analyzing related graphics. Announcing the ultimate GED test review series For the nearly one million North Americans who take the GED exam every year, readiness is a key ingredient for success. McGraw-Hill's GED Test series, which reflects the new 2002 test guidelines, is dedicated to preparing students to pass each of the five GED subject exams. This focused format allows students to pretest for strengths and weaknesses in a given subject, thoroughly review core content areas, and finally check their exam-readiness with a full-length posttest in GED format. A complete answer key, which explains why each answer is correct and test-taking strategies, increases the odds of success.

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Discovering Statistics Using SPSS
Andy Field
0761944524
April 30, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Get the Statistics Book That's Sweeping the Nation!Appropriate for All Levels--Undergraduate to Doctorate Programs in Every Discipline!This new edition of Field's bestselling textbook provides students of statistical methods with everything they need to understand, use and report statistics - at every level. Written in Andy Field's vivid and entertaining style, and furnished with playful examples from everyday student life (among other places), the book forms an accessible gateway into the often intimidating world of statistics and a unique opportunity for students to ground their knowledge of statistics through the use of SPSS. The text is fully compliant with the latest release of SPSS (version 13). Key updates in Second Edition: - More coverage with completely new material on non-parametric statistics,...


The Practice of Social Research (with CD-ROM and Infotrac) with CDROM and Other
Earl R. Babbie
0534620280
June 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting book for the course offers students a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by sociologists and other social scientists. Emphasizing the importance of the research process, the book shows students how social scientists design research studies, introduces the variety of observation modes used by sociologists, and covers the "how-tos" and "whys" of social research methods. Students learn how to conduct various types of research, when it is appropriate to use each method, and how to analyze qualitative and quantitative data using the Elaboration Model. The 10th edition provides students with the necessary tools for understanding social research methods and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the...


Generation Me : Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before
Jean M. Twenge
0743276973
April 4, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In their 2000 book, Millennials Rising, Neil Howe and William Straus argued that children born after 1982 will grow up to become America's next Greatest Generation—filled with a sense of optimism and civic duty—but according to San Diego State psychology professor Twenge, such predictions are wishful thinking. Lumping together Gen-X and Y under the moniker "GenMe," Twenge argues that those born after 1970 are more self-centered, more disrespectful of authority and more depressed than ever before. When the United States started the war in Iraq, she points out, military enlistments went down, not up. (Born in 1971, Twenge herself is at the edge of the Me Generation.) Her book is livened with analysis of films, magazines and TV shows, and with anecdotal stories from her life and others'. The real basis...


Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination
Chris Hart
0761959750
March 1999
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Doing a Literature Review offers students from across the social sciences and humanities a practical and comprehensive guide to writing a literature review. It takes the reader through the initial states of an undergraduate dissertation or postgraduate thesis.


The Coming of Seth
Jane Roberts
156849243X
Oct 2003
Hardcover
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Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences
Bruce L. Berg
0205482635
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This book offers the most comprehensive coverage of qualitative techniques of any book on the market today and does it in a way that is easy to read and follow. The author's central purpose remains a desire to instruct inexperienced researchers in ways of effectively collecting, organizing, and making sense of qualitative data, while stressing the importance of ethics in research and in taking the time to properly design and think through any research endeavor. After reading this book, fledgling researchers should be able to design, collect, and analyze data and then present their results to the scientific community. Considers seven different data collection strategies in detail. Describes focus group interviewing, one of the fastest growing styles of data collection, in detail (Ch. 5), including a new...


Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics with SPSS Student Version 13.0 2nd Edition
Neil J. Salkind
1412917948
March 8, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
NOW WITH SPSS STUDENT VERSION 13.0!The bestselling text Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics teaches an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is informative, personable, and clear. Researchers and students who find themselves uncomfortable with the analysis portion of their work have appreciated the book's unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation. Neil J. Salkind takes students through various statistical procedures, beginning with correlations and graphical representation of data and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance. In addition, there is coverage of SPSS (and data sets for hands-on experience available at http://www.soe.ku.edu/faculty/Salkind/stats_fpwhs/), and a review of more advanced statistical techniques, such as reliability, validity,...


Evaluating Practice : Guidelines for the Accountable Professional (5th Edition)
Martin J. Bloom, et al
0205466982
July 15, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Now with a free SINGWIN CD-ROM, Evaluating Practice, Fourth Edition is even easier for readers to understand and apply data analysis. Unsurpassed among human service evaluation books, Evaluating Practice, Fourth Edition, includes the innovative SINGWIN program, created by Charles Auerbach, David Schnall, and Heidi Heft Laporte of Yeshiva University. Evaluating Practice instructs readers on managing cases and charting and filling out scales. Although the authors are best known within the social work discipline, this book can also be used in other professional programs such as nursing, counseling, psychology, and psychiatry. The free supplement with practice test questions provides a number of helpful exercises. For anyone interested in social work at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Also for those...


Case Study Research: Design and Methods, Vol. 5
Robert K. Yin
0761925538
December 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This new edition of the best-selling Case Study Research has been carefully revised, updated, and expanded while retaining virtually all of the features and coverage of the second edition. Robert Yin's comprehensive presentation covers all aspects of the case study method--from problem definition, design, and data collection, to data analysis and composition and reporting. Yin also traces the uses and importance of case studies to a wide range of disciplines, from sociology, psychology and history to management, planning, social work, and education. New to the 3rd Edition: Additional examples of case study research Discussions of developments in related methods, including randomized field trials and computer-assisted coding techniques Added coverage of the strengths of multiple-case studies, case study...


Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology
Frank E. Hagan
0205447392
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Classic in its field, this best-selling text teaches general research methods using standard and contemporary examples of both qualitative and quantitative research in criminal justice and criminology. Frank Hagan uses criminological and criminal justice studies to illustrate research methods, so students can become familiar with examples of research in the field as well as learn fundamental research skills.

Book Info
Designed for use as the primary book in undergraduate or graduate courses in Research Methods or as a supplemental book in Introductory Criminal Justice courses offered by departments of criminology and criminal justice. For anyone interested in research methods and/or criminal justice. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


The Elements of Social Scientific Thinking
Kenneth R. Hoover
0534614116
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
A concise introduction to the fundamental concepts of social scientific thinking, this classic text--a favorite with students for over 25 years--makes scientific thinking, research methods and statistics accessible to undergraduates at a common sense level.

About the Author
Kenneth Hoover is Professor of Political Science at Western Washington University. Books include IDEOLOGY AND POLITICAL LIFE, 3rd Edition (2001) (with John Miles, Vernon Johnson, and Sara Weir) and THE POWER OF IDENTITY: POLITICS IN A NEW KEY (1997) (with James Marcia and Kristen Parris). Todd Donovan is Professor of Political Science at Western Washington University. Books include DEMANDING CHOICES: OPINION, VOTING, AND DIRECT DEMOCRACY (1998) by Shaun Bowler and Todd Donovan, and CITIZENS AS...


Hierarchical Linear Models : Applications and Data Analysis Methods (Advanced Quantitative Techniques in the Social Sciences)
Stephen W. Raudenbush, Anthony S., Ed.D. Bryk
076191904X
December 19, 2001
Hardcover
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Review
Short Book Reviews- Publication of the International Statistical Institute : "The text is authoritative, well laid out, and extremely readable. For the target audience, this book is highly recommended."
Zentralblat : "This book is very well written and the applied part is well balanced with technical details. I think that it will be useful not only for social and behavioral researchers but also for applied statisticians, practitioners and students analyzing data with hierarchical-type structures"
Robert G. Jones Personnel Psychology Book Review Section : "The book is clearly written, well organized, and addresses an important topic. I would recommend this book to the readers of Personnel Psychology. If you want to learn more about these techniques, the new advances, the controversial points, potential...


Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches
John W. Creswell
0761924426
July 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Review
Organizational Research Methods : "It is both usefully expanded and very reader friendly. The book has a distinctive helpful tone and an almost "how to do it" style. If one liked the first edition, then he or she will probably adore this one."

Book Description
"Creswell's Research Design is an accessible and useful book that stimulates students through walk through experiences, use of exercises, and production of actual writing samples. It is a book that models the types of issues that best suit different approaches and allows students to understand when to use mixed methods. Furthermore, its focus on theory and paradigms is done in a way that helps students decode their meaning."    --MARTHA MONTERO-SIEBURTH, University of Massachusetts, Boston The book that has helped...


Program Evaluation
Emil J. Posavac
0130409669
May 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Beginning with the first edition, we sought to present program evaluation as an accessible activity that people do routinely because they want to know how well they are carrying out their professional responsibilities. Evaluation was a new and rather threatening idea not too long ago. Initially it was viewed with skepticism, even hostility; sometimes it still is. We tried to show, first, that evaluations are performed for many good reasons other than to root out sloth, incompetence, and malpractice; second, that organized efforts to provide human services (that is, programs) can be evaluated; and, third, that evaluations conducted cooperatively can serve to improve programs and, thus, the quality of life. To communicate those ideas, we included many illustrations based on our experiences, the experiences of...


Writing Up Qualitative Research
Harry F. Wolcott
0761924299
May 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Review
H. Russell Bernard : "Harry Wolcott’s book is one of those little must-have, must-read gems. The voice of experience is unmistakable. It’s great fun to read, and chock full of helpful, how-to-do-it advice." 
Harvard Educational Review : "Written in an easy-to-read, conversational tone, Writing up Qualitative Research is useful and interesting and will be an important aid to graduate students working in their dissertations. It will also enable recent doctorates who accept university prositions to advance in their profession through writing and publishing."

Review
"Written in an easy-to-read, conversational tone, Writing up Qualitative Research is useful and interesting and will be an important aid to graduate students working in...


Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods
Michael Quinn Patton
0761919716
October 2001
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
Organizational Research Methods : "Paton has a distinguished career as an evaluation researcher and his experience in applying the tools of qualitative research to address the questions and concerns of those in the world of practice come through clearly… a gem of a discussion of sampling strategies in qualitative research that is useful not only to prospective researchers but also to more seasoned ones. It is the most complete and carefully reasoned consideration of sampling in qualitative research that I have encountered"

Review
"Paton has a distinguished career as an evaluation researcher and his experience in applying the tools of qualitative research to address the questions and concerns of those in the world of practice come through clearly… a gem of a discussion of...


Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences
Jacob Cohen
0805802835
January 15, 1988
Hardcover
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Book Description
New York University, New York City. Statistical methods.

Book Info
New York University, New York City. Statistical methods.


Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences
Bruce L. Berg
0205379052
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This book offers the most comprehensive coverage of qualitative techniques of any book on the market today and does it in a way that is easy to read and follow. The author's central purpose remains a desire to instruct inexperienced researchers in ways of effectively collecting, organizing, and making sense of qualitative data, while stressing the importance of ethics in research and in taking the time to properly design and think through any research endeavor. After reading this book, fledgling researchers should be able to design, collect, and analyze data and then present their results to the scientific community. Considers seven different data collection strategies in detail. Describes focus group interviewing, one of the fastest growing styles of data collection, in detail (Ch. 5), including a new...


Research Methods for the Social Sciences
Robert J. Mutchnick
0023854510
July 1995
Paperback
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From the Back Cover
This unique workbook is designed as a stand-alone book or hands-on applications supplement for any of the standard books on research methods in the social sciences. It presents examples from a wide range of current studies, with a research summary explaining how the methodology was used.


Interviewing as Qualitative Research: A Guide for Researchers in Education and the Social Sciences
Irving I. Seidman
0807746665
December 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The third edition of this bestselling resource provides clear, step-by-step guidance for new and experienced interviewers to help them develop, shape, and reflect on interviewing as a qualitative research process. While proposing a phenomenological approach to in-depth interviewing, the author also includes principles and methods that can be adapted to a range of interviewing approaches. Using concrete examples of interviewing techniques to illustrate the issues under discussion, this classic text helps readers to understand the complexities of interviewing and its connections to broader issues of qualitative research. Equally popular for individual and classroom use, the new Third Edition of Interviewing as Qualitative Research features: * An introduction to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process in its...


Program Evaluation: Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines, Third Edition
Jody L Fitzpatrick, et al
0321077067
August 8, 2003
Hardcover
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From the Back Cover
“I like this book because it is very practical. Even non-evaluators can easily understand how to do an evaluation from reading this book. The authors take an eclectic approach rather than being wedded to one specific approach to evaluation.” Susan B. Twombly University of Kansas The most comprehensive text on the market, Program Evaluation: Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines, 3/e provides an overview of a wide variety of approaches to evaluation and extensive practical guidelines for carrying out evaluation studies successfully. This text helps both students and professionals who are new to evaluation to understand how the field has evolved, what different approaches an evaluator can take in conducting evaluations, and how to plan and conduct an evaluation. The text makes extensive use of...


Evaluating Information
Jeffrey Katzer
0070343098
June 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
This book introduces students to social science research from the consumer’s point of view. The authors believe that while social science may not require that every student of the discipline will have to conduct research studies, it is still essential for students to successfully read, understand and evaluate the research published in their field. To that end, the authors of this text have streamlined their narrative, omitting the burden of technical jargon, and focusing on the broad elements common to all kinds of social science research, such as experimental, survey, and case study. Questions to Ask, found at the end of each chapter, highlight the specific criteria to consider when evaluating research and offer a clear and accessible presentation of the general principles in social science research. ...


The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research (Third Edition)
Norman K. Denzin (Editor)
0761927573
January 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
R.V. Labaree CHOICE : "Like previous editions, this offers the most comprehensive analysis in a single volume of the theories, techniques, and foundational thought underpinning qualitative inquiry...Highly recommended."

Book Description
The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, Third Edition, represents the state of the art for the theory and practice of qualitative inquiry. Built on the foundations of the landmark first and second editions (1994, 2000), the Third Edition moves qualitative research boldly into the 21st century. The editors and authors ask how the practices of qualitative inquiry can be used to address issues of social justice in this new century. As with the second edition, the Third Edition represents virtually a new handbook. There are 14 totally new topics...

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