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.

Documentary Resources Available in Libraries

Documentary Resources Available in Libraries

Social science researchers commonly use various reference books, bibliographies, databases, and other materials. Some of the most useful of these are listed below.

5.10.1 Statistical Sources Statistical Abstract of the United States

Statistical Abstract ofthe United States 2000 is the most current edition of the publication of the Government Printing Office and is available online ( in .pdf (portable document format) and organized into the sections listed below. It contains an interactive index for locating particular information. The combination of it being electronically accessible and having search capabilities should make ...

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