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Fundamentals of social research

3.29 of 5 stars 3.29  ·  rating details  ·  95 ratings  ·  8 reviews

A great study partner! This guide contains the following for each chapter: objectives, summary, key terms, matching questions, 12-15 multiple choice review questions with answers provided in Appendix 2, 3-5 open-ended discussion questions, 4-6 exercises designed to reinforce the material in the text with examples from everyday life, General Social Survey (GSS) data from 19

514 pages
Published February 15th 2002 by Nelson Thomson Learning (first published 1998)
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Aug 11, 2011 Joecolelife rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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I'm sure almost everyone buying this is buying it for a class, but it's actually a pretty good textbook. It was easy to sit down and read. Usually I get bored about 10 pages into a chapeter and have to stop for a while, but this is written in almost a narrative style which makes it easy to read. If you put all your reading off until before exam time, you'll actually be able to cram this book without too much difficulty. Also, it was nice that chapters were relatively short, about 25-30 pages eac ...more
It is indeed a good reading materials for social research. Finished reading in 2 days because of good writing styles. Gave lots of ideas on constructing my own research. However, if you need a more detailed book on sampling and how to measure them you might need to search another book.
A recommended uni book.
It's a textbook that should be used as such. The chapters are long, dense, and filled with examples. It's easy to locate an answer for your question, although it may not be the clearest answer and it may not be the most interesting answer.
Informative, but I read it at the same time as I was reading other sociology books and this one took much more time to say the same exact thing as the other books.
For a textbook, really not a bad read. Surprisingly funny and (SHOCKER) actually helpful!
I only read about 400 pages of it for class. But overall, a helpful book.
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