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.

Microfiche as an Archival Medium

Microfiche as an Archival Medium

Even though many periodicals and almost all newspapers appear in electronic format online, some books, newspapers, magazines, scientific journals, and doctoral dissertations are still available as microfiche. Thisformathasmanyadvantages, suchaspackingalotofinformationinanincrediblysmall space, and it is archivally desirable.

Interlibrary loans can fill researchers’ needs anywhere in the United States. University Microfilms International (UMI) makes available journal articles and issue reprints of nearly 10,000 magazines and journals, by article or issue and in single or multiple copies. All the major journals in sociology and the social and behavioral sciences generally ...

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