A student-friendly textbook that introduces the most cutting-edge research methods applied to engaging social issues.
In this new Seventh Edition
of his perennially successful social research text, author Russell K. Schutt, an award-winning researcher and teacher, continues to make research come alive through research stories that illustrate the methods presented in each chapter. Through numerous examples and hands-on exercises that allow students learn by doing, Investigating the Social World, Seventh Edition
helps readers understand research methods as an integrated whole. Readers will learn to appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and understand the need to make ethical research decisions while also learning about contemporary social issues like homelessness, drug abuse, and the effects of social networking on interpersonal relations.Contributor to the ASA/SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Awards fund