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.

Selected Bibliography on Basic Research and Research Design

Selected Bibliography on Basic Research and Research Design

Ackoff, Russell L. (1953). The design of social research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Ader, Herman J., & Mellenbergh, Gideon J. (1999). Research methodology on the social, behavioral and life sciences: Designs, models, and methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Alwin, Duane F. (Ed.). (1978). Survey design and analysis. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

Armer, Michael, & Grimshaw, Allen (Eds.). (1973). Comparative social research: Methodologica problems and strategies. New York: Wiley.

Blalock, Hubert M., Jr. (1984). Basic dilemmas in the social sciences. Beverly Hills, CA: ...

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