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.

Major Sources of Funding Information

Major Sources of Funding Information

Obtaining information is the first step in securing funding for a research project. The following sections discuss a variety of sources and how to contact funders and apply for funds.

8.3.1 Annual Register of Grant Support

The 35th edition (2002) of this annual volume is organized by 11 major subject areas and 61 specific subcategories. More than 3,500 granting organizations are listed. A description of the book and reviewer comments can be found at The publisher's contact information is listed below.

R. R. Bowker

RENP Building

121 Chanlon Road

New Providence, NJ 07974

U.S. contact: Susan Towne

8.3.2 Federal Funding ...

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