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.

Online Computer Library Center

Online Computer Library Center

Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), at, operates a computer network used by more than 2,400 libraries in the United States and Canada, of which more than 300 are U.S. federal libraries. Founded in 1967 as the Ohio College Library Center, it has grown rapidly into an international center for library automation. To reflect its broadened geographic scope, the name was changed in 1977 to OCLC Inc., OCLC being the acronym by which it had already become known throughout the world. More than 3,800 remote computer ...

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