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.

Directories of Social Science Research Centers

Directories of Social Science Research Centers

5.21.1 Research Centers in the United States

The Research Centers Directory, published by Gale Research, reports on the programs, facilities, publications, educational efforts, and services of North America's leading nonprofit research institutes. The 28th edition of this indispensable source (published in 2001; the directory is updated periodically with supplements) describes more than 13,000 centers and includes URLs and e-mail addresses where available. Subject, geographic, personal name, and master indexes are included. The following areas are covered:

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  • Business, economics, and transportation
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  • Education
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