Introducing Social Research Methods: Essentials for Getting the Edge, Paperback, 1 Edition by Ruane, Janet M. (Used)
Paperback: 1 Edition
Publication Date: 2016-02-16
Paperback : 312 pages
Edition: 1 Edition
Author: Ruane, Janet M.
Product Description Introducing Social Research Methods: Essentials for Getting the Edge is a concise and student-friendly introduction to research methods that uses examples from around the world to illustrate the centrality of social science research in our everyday lives. Explains complex, multi-faceted concepts and methodologies in straightforward prose Designed for students who are new to or skeptical of social science research methods as useful tools for approaching real-world challenges Persuasively argues that social scientific proficiency unlocks an array of personal and professional opportunities beyond the realms of academia A supplementary website features a glossary, test bank, Power Point presentations, a comprehensive list of web resources, a guide to relevant TED lectures and much more Review "Introducing Research Methods: Essentials for Getting the Edge speaks the language of students! Ruane makes research methods painless with abundant use of truly up-to-date and engaging examples and a wonderfully inviting writing style. This text achieves the perfect balance between breadth and depth for teaching undergraduate research methods. I am confident that this text will give students “the edge”, and that students will retain the knowledge because it is presented in a way that resonates with their world."Keumjae Park, William Paterson University "A down-to-earth approach to research methods written with both the instructor and student in mind. This text takes students on a journey, explaining why these tools are important, giving them the language to be able to understand those tools, and demonstrating with multiple current and real-world examples how powerful good research methods can be. The true gem here is how accessible Ruane has made it, through her use of everyday language and clear examples. This text will take the sting out of methods for both instructors and students alike."Maureen Outlaw, Providence College From the Back Cover Introducing Social Research Methods: Essentials for Getting the Edge offers a concise, student-friendly introduction to research methods that represents a refreshing alternative to the dense tomes too focused on the minutiae of methodologies to appeal to novices or outsiders. Janet Ruane, a respected author with more than 25 years of experience teaching social science research methods, provides detailed explanations of methodologically complex concepts written in straightforward and engaging prose. Each chapter features specific everyday examples from around the world that demonstrate the relevance and informative potential of social science methods. The text includes a range of pedagogic features, from lists of key points to boxes highlighting the relevance of social science research in interpreting current events, while the companion website offers further tools for instructors and students, including a glossary of key terms, a test bank, Power Point presentations, a comprehensive list of web resources, and more. Specifically designed for students who are new to or skeptical of social science, Introducing Social Research Methods: Essentials for Getting the Edge persuasively argues for the real-world value of understanding social research methods and the benefits of the broader perspective gained from understanding this fundamental field. About the Author Janet M. Ruane is a professor of sociology at Montclair State University. She is the author of Second Thoughts: Sociology Challenges Conventional Wisdom (with Karen Cerulo, 6 th edition, 2014) and has published articles in an array of prestigious, peer-reviewed journals, including Social Psychology Quarterly, Sociological Forum, Sociological Inquiry, Law and Policy, Communication Research, Sociological Focus, and Science as Culture. With over 25 years of experience teaching research methods to undergraduates, Professor Ruane is an ardent supporter of education as a tool of empowerment.
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