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.

Data Mining Through Federal Resources

Data Mining Through Federal Resources

FERRET (Federal Electronic Research and Review Extraction Tool) is a sophisticated data mining tool developed and supported by the U.S. Bureau of the Census in collaboration with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It permits both the novice and the expert to extract data for national, state, and metropolitan areas from census and government files. It can be found at Once you subscribe, you can select the type of data you want to download, such as School Enrollment Supplement or Fertility and Birth Expectations Supplement. Thedataare thende-livered electronically in one ...

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