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.

Guide to Databases of Collected Data for the Social Science Researcher

Guide to Databases of Collected Data for the Social Science Researcher

Several online databases are available to social science researchers, most of which are proprietary in nature. This section of Part 5 describes those online resources through which researchers can access information about existing databases.

5.19.1 Gale Directory of Databases

The Gale Directory of Databases includes profiles on more than 12,500 databases. For each, it provides contact information, description, subject, geographic coverage, availability, and cost.

5.19.2 ProQuest(r) Information and Learning

ProQuest Information and Learning (formerly Bell and Howell) at focuses on collecting, organizing, and distributing information to researchers, faculty, and ...

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