In addition to hundreds of new references features new to this edition include: a comprehensive introduction to qualitative methods including a review of existing computer applications for collecting and analyzing data; the latest information about the use of computers and online research techniques, including the use of the Internet to locate actual research instruments and journal articles; updated coverage on new scales, internal and external validity, and new analytic techniques with extensive references on each; abstracts, citations and subject groupings by measurement tool of the last five years of the American Sociological Review, Social Psychology Quarterly, and the American Journal of Sociology; extensive coverage of how to prepare manuscripts for publication, including a list of all journals covered by Sociological Abstracts along with the editorial office address and URL for each entry; new coverage of ethical issues; expansion of social indicators to include international coverage; discussion of the importance of policy research with presentation and discussion of specific models as an adjunct to both applied and basic research techniques; and the addition of an index to facilitate the reader's ability to quickly locate a topic.
Guide to Statistical Analysis of Social Science Data
Part 6 of the Handbook of Research Design and Social Measurement includes guides that should prove useful to researchers as they seek information on which statistical tools to test hypotheses and how they can use personal computers to collect, analyze, and interpret data. Superior research studies can be completed only when the researcher has the required knowledge of research design and an understanding of the full scope of statistical tools that are available, as well as the skills to use those tools via the personal computer. ...